Portable bow press opinions?

ZDR

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for split limb bow. Looking at the Synunm or Bow Master. Bowmaster cheaper but the Synunm looks a bit more straightforward to use. Appreciate any reviews/opinions on these.

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I have a BM. It works but it is kind of a pain to set up. Having a bow vise definitely helps. I would get the Synumn if I were to do it again.
 

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I use a Synumn on my Xpeditions with no problems. I bet I could disassemble and reassemble the bow if I had to.
 

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^^^^^ Great point, you should be able to fully disassemble a bow with the Synumn. I tried with the BM and it was a no go.
 

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Doesn't look like it would work on past parallel limbs like on my Pro Defiant. If it is for occasional "emergency" work in the field, I guess it would be fine but I have done the same thing with a couple of cheap harbor freight ratchet straps and some para cord loops. Which is way easier than a Bow Master like the one I have laying on a shelf somewhere. I did build a bow press to tune and work on my bow that sits on a bench and can be taken somewhere but weighs about 20-30 lbs.
 

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^^^^^ Great point, you should be able to fully disassemble a bow with the Synumn. I tried with the BM and it was a no go.
Just curious as to why not? Can't you just remove the press after the strings and cables are off, then disassemble it?
 

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Just curious as to why not? Can't you just remove the press after the strings and cables are off, then disassemble it?
If I set the cables in the correct position to press the bow, there wasn't enough length in the jack screw to take out all the preload on the limbs.
 

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Thought that might be it. I only used the Bowmaster one time to change a string. Just PITA.
 

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^^^^^ Great point, you should be able to fully disassemble a bow with the Synumn. I tried with the BM and it was a no go.
What bow were you working on? Just curious, I used a bowmaster with split limb adaptors to swap limbs on a vector turbo, not the quickest way to do it but worked ok

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What bow were you working on? Just curious, I used a bowmaster with split limb adaptors to swap limbs on a vector turbo, not the quickest way to do it but worked ok

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I would have thought it would work, I've assembled an older Hoyt with the bowmaster as well which is a shorter more upright bow.
I had to start with the thread in the right place to do it though, I had to wind it up about two thirds before I started tensioning the limbs so there was enough thread to back out all the way

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Will the synunm work with a prime ct3? The bow master with the parrellel limb hooks does not unfortunately
 
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I'm not sure, but you could call Lancaster Archery. They are quite helpful.
 

cuttiebrownbow

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Will the synunm work with a prime ct3? The bow master with the parrellel limb hooks does not unfortunately

No, I have one and it isn’t wide enough for my CT3. That being said I have a bow master and a synunm I would sell for a good price LOL




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TravisIN

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I have them both. Synunm hands down


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Synunm. Back when I called Landcaster, they pointed me toward Synunm. Love it so far and easy to press my bow to do the work I need to
 
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