How to install HIT inserts in Easton ST shafts
These tips are brought to you to remove any perceived mystique or reluctance you may have in not wanting to switch over to Easton Slim Technology or ST for short, arrows and shafts.
The first thing you will notice with the next generation of shafts is there is a very small tolerance, so no sloopiness when you push your insert into the shaft as a test run. This new standard of tolerance is called Hidden Insert Technology or HIT for short.
HIT was originally designed to fit this next generation, small diameter ST arrows that are built for more penetration and better durability.
Due to the new small circumference design, standard lipped inserts would no longer be compatible.
HIT was engineered to fit up inside the arrow shaft, hidden from view.
HIT gives automatic broadhead alignment because the broadhead shank aligns directly against the shaft wall for easy, no fuss broadhead set up. Perfectly aligned broadheads mean more accuracy and tighter broadhead groups.
To ensure that you achieve the maximum performance and adhesion on all Easton Shafts that have HIT components follow these steps.
- Step 1. Chamfer shaft inside, using the chamfer stone. Without chamfering the shaft, there may be a small gap between shaft and point, even when there seems a tight fit. The chamfer stone ensures a flat shaft base and properly sized chamfer for optimal fit with broadheads and field points.
- Step 2. Clean inside of shaft with a 91% Isopropyl Alcohol swab or cotton bud. Allow to let dry for 5 minutes.
- Step 3. Cut corner of epoxy sachet and squeeze out all the epoxy and mix well with a toothpick or paddle pop stick ensuring you stir all of the contents.
- Step 4. Dip the back of the insert in the epoxy in a circular motion
- Step 5. Push the insert into the shaft and rotate insert at least 180 degrees until a little bit of the insert is sticking out.
- Step 6. Wipe off excess glue.
- Step 7. Use the installation tool to push the insert inside the shaft.
- Step 8. Do not stop pushing until the installation tool stops at the shaft, that is it is flush and there is no gap. Remove installation tool.
- Step 9. Rest shaft horizontally on a bench or safe place so that the shaft is secure. Allow the epoxy 24 hours to dry before use.
- Step 10. Store your chamfer stone and installation tool in your broadhead storage box.
- Step 11. Dispose of the empty epoxy sachet thoughtfully.
- Step 12. Remember not to use your arrows for 24 hours as the epoxy definitely needs that period of time to cure.
Once you start using ST arrows you will enjoy the benefits of these more durable and better performing shafts.
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