For the best arrow flight and accuracy, the blades of the broadhead should be aligned with the vanes on the arrow (see Figure 1). For the INsetBlade® Deployable Blades (the blades within the arrow shaft) to function and deploy properly, the INsetBlade® tabs must be offset from the blades of the broadhead in front of them. The broadhead blades MUST NOT align with, or be in front of, the INsetBlade® tabs behind them (see Figure 1).
The cock vane (single color vane) and the top broadhead blade should be UP (see Fig 2).
The INsetBlade® tabs should be at a 90° side angle to the top broadhead blade and cock vane. NOTE proper position of Retention O-ring.
SLASH® INsetBlade® Arrows come pre-assembled but are available unassembled as well. For proper setup, follow these instructions.
For optimal performance, you must align the broadhead blades to the vanes and offset the INsetBlade® Deployable Blades from the broadhead blades. Likewise, the bowstring and nock must be aligned with the top cock vane, maintaining the 90° offset of the INsetBlade®tabs.
- Using a broadhead wrench, screw the broadhead onto the arrow, noting where the position where the blades stop.
- Tighten the broadhead until one of the blades is pointing up at a 90° angle (perpendicular) to the flat edge of the INsetBlade® tabs. The INsetBlade® tabs are small, triangular points extending outward from the shaft when in the closed position. Broadhead blades SHOULD NOT be in line with these INsetBlade® tabs.
- When installing vanes, ensure the cock vane is in line with the bowstring when nocked and is also in line with the top broadhead blade to maintain the 90° angle offset of the INsetBlade® tabs. When nocked, the INsetBlade® tabs should be horizontal.
WARNING! Ensure the INsetBlade® Retention O-ring is installed in its proper location relative to the blades (see Figure 6), prior to shooting. NEVER draw the INsetBlade® Deployable Blades past your bow-holding hand or arrow rest (see Figure 4).
In the event you need to assemble the broadhead for your SLASH® INsetBlade® Arrow, follow these instructions.
WARNING! Broadhead blades are extremely sharp. Care should be taken to handle them as such. Mishandling will result in serious injury!
Hold the broadhead ferrule [A] in the up position.
Place the broadhead blades [B] pointing up and slide them into position under the trocar tip and carefully set them into the grooves of the ferrule.
Slide the retaining ring [C] up the bottom of the ferrule and lock the blades [B] in place. The ring should completely cover the bottom tabs of the blades.
Slide the washer [D] up the bottom of the ferrule next to the retaining ring.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Be certain broadhead properly aligns with INsetBlade® Deployable Blades and vanes when screwed into arrow shaft.
WARNING! DO NOT STORE SLASH® INSETBLADE®ARROWS IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT AND/OR IN EXCESSIVE HEAT. FAILURE TO STORE THIS PRODUCT CORRECTLY MAY RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE ARROW SHAFT AND/OR THE RETENTION O-RING SYSTEM. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.