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Turning a 2 deg side bevel to a 3 deg

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Changing a 2 degree side bevel to a 3 degree - is it just a matter of setting your edge guide to 87 degree and file the edges?

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 7

Yes, basically..

You better first shave the sidewalls a little, then use 3 * side beveler... Use file and then smooth it with finer stones, or diamonds..... Mark the side edge with black marker, to not overbevel.

Rinse, repeat biggrin.gif...

post #3 of 7

If the sidewall (non metal part of the ski next to the edge) interferes with filing the edge to three degrees, then you will take a very long time to get that edge filed, and your file will get gummed up; it's better to use a sidewall planer first.

 

If you have lots of room, and the file doesn't touch the sidewall at 3 degrees, don't worry about it.

 

If you have Volant's,  don't do it! eek.gif (leave 'em at 1,1 or you might be able to squeeze 2 degrees in once, if your very lucky and they are new - don't ask me how I know).

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Thanks. I guess changing it back from 3 degree to 2 degree will be hard to do, right?

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Originally Posted by Scavenger View Post

Thanks. I guess changing it back from 3 degree to 2 degree will be hard to do, right?



Super easy.   Just wait until the 3 is blunt then redo at 2.

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If you have Volant's,  don't do it! eek.gif (leave 'em at 1,1 or you might be able to squeeze 2 degrees in once, if your very lucky and they are new - don't ask me how I know).


What, you don't like shaving metal topsheet/cap ?eek.gifbiggrin.gif

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Thanks. I guess changing it back from 3 degree to 2 degree will be hard to do, right?


No.  There is a thread in this forum that discusses this and Terry (SlideWright) did a good job of explaining this with diagrams.  The actual effort to go from one edge setting to another is the same.  People, myself included, tend to jump on the "You'll waste lots of material!" bandwagon.  In all actuality, it isn't that big of a deal.

 

The real thing to ask yourself is why you might want to do that.  Once they are set to 3, I can't see anything to be gained by going back to 2.

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