How to Cut Screws to Fit a Quiver on a Bow

How to Cut Screws to Fit a Quiver on a Bow

This is my first how-to that will include a video, so bear with me and contact me with feedback if you have suggestions for improvements! 

The sight I settled on for my bow is a single pin style from HHA Sports called the Optimizer Lite. It requires the quiver be attached to the sight frame after the sight is attached to the riser. There are holes on the outside of the frame for this purpose. 

Attaching the sights to the riser

The quiver mount is attached to the sights using the stainless steel flathead screws (on the right)

At 1" long, the screws I was sent with the sight are too short to hold the quiver on. I could tell they were too short because the quiver mount came off the bow when I attached the quiver to it. So I took a trip to the local hardware store and found some that were 1.5" long. The HHA takes screws threaded in 10-32, which means they are a size 10 screw with 32 threads per inch. That helped me locate the right screws in the hardware store. The 1.5" screws were slightly too long so I needed to cut them down. Did you know that many wire strippers, which you might have around your house, have a screw cutting option for common threads? If you align the cutters with the thread size shown you can thread the screw into the indicated hole then clamp down on the handles like you would to cut wire. This cuts off the screw and you can "loosen" it back out of the wire strippers to chase the thread. Using this method is superior to simple cutting or grinding the screw to the right length because it maintains the thread all the way to the cut end.

My quiver is securely held on the sights now! Hope this helps with bows and other items around the house! 

Note: I am not affiliated with any of the products I referenced in this post.

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