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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

You need to adjust that FK tool. I have one and it works fine on abs sidewall skis. Not great on cap skis but doable. Round blade would be better.
The FK has two little brass set screws to set the depth of cut. You want the back slightly lower than the front. But you dont want it set up too deep. the in/out can be adjusted with the black knob. Also only use it on one direction with the backing to the blade behind it. You can set it up for left or right hand operation.

I played with it on those devilish Temptations and finally figured out what you guys were talking about. I took "depth" to mean distance from the topsheet, but you meant lateral distance from the side of the ski. Thing is, both the Geishas' or Kenjas' sidewalls slope inward, so moving the blade away from the edge didn't make sense. But the Temptations' sidewalls really are vertical, so even though I was using the rounded corner of the blade, the flat side of of it was trying to cut the flat sidewall (which couldn't have happened with a truly round blade). No wonder it was catching! But by using the screws and using the black knob to move the blade further up the sidewall I was able to give the sidewall a nice shape. The edge of the topsheet needs to be softened a little, but at least I got one ski done.

And then the tool broke. I dropped it a few feet onto the wood floor, and from then on the black knob stopped adjusting the blade's position on the sidewall. It's a very simple tool and there's nothing rattling around, but I can't get it to work, so I emailed the company asking if there's a way to open it up because it should be fixable. If not, I'll be shopping for a new sidewall tool, just when I had the SKS all figured out. redface.gif
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post



Get this one! Excellent.............No skipping, very adjustable. I have tried numerous different sidewall planers......................the best!

http://www.fktools-us.com/Product-Details.asp?Part-Number=3148
Nice tool; pricey, but very nice. I'm also considering the Swix sidewall stripper. I was going to get the race version, but the economy model looks better because more of it runs against the base. It doesn't come with a square blade, but I've yet to use the SKS's square corner anyway.

Thanks for all the help, everyone!
post #32 of 33

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Originally Posted by litterbug View Post


And then the tool broke. I dropped it a few feet onto the wood floor, and from then on the black knob stopped adjusting the blade's position on the sidewall...I can't get it to work, so I emailed the company asking if there's a way to open it up because it should be fixable. If not, I'll be shopping for a new sidewall tool.

 

 

FK SKS sells the top black plastic part separately...$72. They may cut you a deal if you just ask for the black plastic piece without the blades, etc.

http://www.fktools-us.com/Product-Details.asp?Part-Number=3149

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Originally Posted by nochaser View Post

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FK SKS sells the top black plastic part separately...$72. They may cut you a deal if you just ask for the black plastic piece without the blades, etc.
http://www.fktools-us.com/Product-Details.asp?Part-Number=3149
I saw that one. They have two 'adapter' products that are made to turn their right angle bevel guide into a sidewall tool, and it looks to me like either one could be used on a bevel guide that didn't have their special clamps.


The one you linked to is the pro version, and there's a $30-something version with a blade that's more like mine. Either one would be an upgrade, though, because that style of beveler is larger and easier to guide than the low end sidewall tool.
Edited by litterbug - 3/8/14 at 10:46pm
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