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Cartel CX-1 String Making Jig

SKU# 1760218

$99.99

Item # 1760218

Catalog Page # 226

DIY string making jig.
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$99.99
Product Description
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• Very simple and efficient device to produce high quality strings
• Constructed of solid aluminum
• Allows a string to be made up to 73"
• Includes user guide for more detailed information
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Weak String Jig Review by Rick
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Pros: Lightweight, compact, stores easily Cons: Too weak, too much play, flexes too much

This string jig has a couple of basic flaws. 1. It flexes too much even when using b-50 dacron so you get very inconsistent bundles. 2. There is too much play once you swivel the arms to serve your end loops. Since I bought this one, I have gone back to making Flemish strings most of the time, and have built my own, much more sturdy, string jig for endless loops. I usually like Cartel products, but this one just doesn't do the job very well in my opinion.

(Posted on 9/18/16)

A good value Review by williamskg6
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Although the finish is a little rough in places, this is a pretty well-designed jig. It works quite well, and is built well enough that it would be difficult to justify attempting building your own jig instead to try to save a few bucks. This jig looks far more professional than any I could have attempted to make on my own.

My only dislikes: 1. The instructions just plain aren't useful and are actually not correct in parts ("knobs" 5,6,7,8 are not knobs and cannot be loosened). 2. There aren't really good places to secure the loose ends of the string. 3. It's so lightweight that it slides around on the table. I'll probably add some felt pads to the feet and maybe clamp it to the table to solve the moving around issue and add some hardware to make tying off the loose ends a little easier.

All in all I'm very satisfied and would buy this jig again.

(Posted on 6/27/16)

Not Bad for the money Review by John Howe
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You get what you pay for. The quality of the Cartel CX-1 is very good for the price. However, if you are wanting to make better quality strings then a more rigid jig would be recommended. There is flex/twisting in the rails and can torque under load. The yoke locking leaves a lot to be desired. It was hard to lock them into place and not slip during the string making process. I am going to use the yokes from the cartel and place them on a U channel strut from Lowes to make a tighter more rigid Jig.

(Posted on 12/30/14)

great quality and great price Review by rick james
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the picture they have for the jig does not do it justice. the aluminum appears to be anodized or something. making top notch strings now.very good quality. pick one up before they're gone.

(Posted on 12/6/14)

great value Review by TimZ
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I recently purchased the Cartel CX-1 and I've been busy making strings ever since it arrived. Its made well and a great value at 99.00 . Its very simple and easy to use and turns out some good quality strings. I highly recommend this jig. I

(Posted on 8/31/14)

Quality at a reasonable price! Review by Tom
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Solid construction and materials (all aluminum). Small breakdown footprint for storage. And, unlike other higher priced products out there, I do not feel I could build it myself for half the price by buying metal for parts from ebay. Last, but not least, it gets the job done quite nicely.

(Posted on 6/5/14)

The Cartel CX-1 String is of good quality materials and a value in every way. Review by Minnokeene
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I had done string servings and nock points on bows for some forty years, but decided I needed to step up the game and actually make the whole string.
Not knowing whether I would be getting in over my head I looked for something that seemed a good value while offer quality. The Cartel CX-1 truly fits that bill.
I've made three strings so far and genuinely feel they came out so well because of the quality of this string jig.
The only constructive comment I would make would be to suggest they make the base stands a few inches wider; but, with that said, they still provide adequate stability to get the job done.
This stinger offers a good value and maintains the quality one would want for durability.
Highly recommend this item.

(Posted on 3/28/14)

Surprisingly well made. Review by George Mitsuoka
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I was hesitant to purchase this inexpensive jig, but couldn't be happier with the quality. It is all metal and well made. A simple sliding mechanism makes it easy to adjust for any size string up to 73". It's also very lightweight and portable, which is good and bad. The downside is it really needs to be clamped down and there isn't a convenient way to do that.

The pins that lock the arms at 90 deg are convenient but have a tendency to get stuck when the jig is under tension.

(Posted on 12/18/13)

Buy This String Jig! Review by Xero
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We're using this jig for recurve bows. I have no clue what a compound string jig is about.

I'd been looking at a lot of jigs, commercial stuff and lots of examples on YouTube when watching videos of string making. I was concerned that this jig might be too light, not sturdy enough.

The Cartel CX-1 is well designed, rigid, fitted and finished like a nice machine tool. It's entirely metal, aluminum and steel. The set knobs are knurled. All the bolts are Allen keyed, and recessed (counter sunk, flush).

Rails are U channel allum. with solid, well designed set knobs in square box end caps, Allen key secured stainless steel bolts. Set knob on each rail so the rail length settings are secured at both ends. Rail channels slide smoothly one with the other. Solid feet at each end of the rails, and these end brackets also support the uprights. The feet move with the rails/uprights -- which means your work surface needs to be the length of the working jig. (But the feet are removable, and the rails can be readily secured to a bench in a variety of ways.)

Uprights are polished steel, counter-sunk bolted into a solid bar of aluminum stock with Allen screws. One nice feature of the uprights is that they have a pin locking knob to secure the upright at the 90 degree position -- and then locked down with a solid, knurled knob.

Perfect design, fit, finish, a quality, rugged, solid jig. Add to this that the Cartel CX-1 is compact, lightweight, easy to store. Probably not designed for heavy, commercial use, it's perfect for archers who want to build custom strings for their traditional recurve, Olympic, and longbows.

(Posted on 7/24/13)

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