I have a question about base bevel guides such as SVST Final Cut (there's a picture and info at http://www.svst.com/categories3.aspx?Category=0f036d81-7847-495a-8842-45d2fb4fe3e2).
It says "With this tool the file stops cutting when the bevel is achieved, therefore beveling the base edge, and not the ski base." How can this be? The tool has no way of knowing how wide the metal edge is, so this statement can only be true for a particular width of edge, no? If you keep filing until the file rests on the bar of the guide, it will have beveled a certain distance in from the side of the ski. If the metal edge is narrower than that distance, you will have beveled part of the ptex base as well. If the metal edge is wider, you won't have beveled the whole width of the edge. (The base edges on my Fischer SG's are only about half as wide as those on my Atomic SX-10's.) Or am I missing something?
And a practical question about using it: when you first start filing, assuming the base bevel is initially less than you are trying to achieve, should you 1) press the guide down so it's flat against the ski base, in which case the file resting on the ski edge won't touch the guide; or 2) clamp the file to the guide, in which case the base of the guide won't be flat against the ski base?
(Apologies if any of these questions are dumb, I'm a bit confused )
OH...after reading this it occurs to me that maybe you don't have to actually have the plastic edge of the guide up against the side edge of the ski? If you leave a gap there it seems like it would solve the problem? Is that what you're supposed to do?
Edited by renenkel - 2/8/12 at 9:15pm