I guess some people think working on thier own equipment "sounds dangerous" because they are not competent enough to do thier own work or unwilling to assume the risks associated.
I am sure ski binding manufacturers reluctance to share equipment information stems from either too many previous lawsuits from people who messed up thier own equipment and then sued the manufacturer or it is part of the industry plan to make some money for the local ski shop. Or it is prabably both.
Why do I not want to spend another $25 at the local shop on my new skis I just bought? I spent $400 dollars on new boots a couple of weeks ago and asked to have my ski bindings checked to match the new boot (of the same physical sole length of 317mm). I was there to pick up my skis that I had paid to have tuned up because I didn't want to wax them and sharpen them myself (not that I can't, just didn't have the time). The shop charged me to check the bindings instead of throwing it in with the price of the new boots and the fact I had paid for the tuneup as well. This was after they made it sound like they wouldn't charge me. That really didn't sit well with me. This is a shop that I have spent well over $5000 just this year buying gear from. (Lets just say the bike shop side of the business took better care of me and my wife.) I really do like the shop though.
The other reason: I like to know how to take care of my own gear. I like working with my hands when I have time away from defending this country (I have spent the last 22 years in the Army - not looking for thanks, just explaining why I stay so busy). If I can build a remote control helicopter that can actually and easily chop my head off, pack my own parachute and jump from an aircraft in flight from 23,000 feet with it, or change the fuel pump in my truck, or build a house, or change a light bulb; and I am not "sue the manufacturer" happy then I should be able to assume the risk and adjust my ski bindings on my own. The ski industry freaks out over just changing the DIN setting which is increadibly easy. I agree all of this is not for everyone and you must assume your own risk. Driving a car is much more dangerous and look at who they give a drivers license too.
If I am assuming too much risk in my life, then I should probably pay someone $300 an hour to adjust my ski bindings ($25 for a five minute job - do the math) and I should also pay someone to change my lightbulbs in my house so I don't get electricuted.
Thanks for the comments supporting my desire to learn a new skill and I apoligize (at least a little) for ranting about it being SO dangerous. It was only a 12 hour day today on 8 hours sleep in the last three days. I really just want to learn something that I feel completly capable of performing. Now to brag just because I can - I already got in a couple of awesome days on the slopes two weeks ago at Wolf Creek, CO during Veterans Day. They had been open a month already. I highly recommend that mountain at least once.