Originally Posted by near nyquist
Tognar.com has the international irons and ships downunder, check them out
Thanks for that! appreciated, will take a look this week.
Originally Posted by oldgoat
Lots of people are happy with 2 degree side edges.
Search this forum and also TGR Tech Talk for home made ski vise ideas--lots of people get by without commercial vises
You're right. Vice is expensive, but worth every penny.
Yeah i'm going to have to investigate vices, see whether i need a proper one or can do a bit of DIY I'll see if i can find what others are using.
Originally Posted by Jacques
Good tuning stuff is not cheap, but you get what you pay for. If you plan on skiing for years it will all be a good investment. A badly tuned ski will hamper your progression. A finely HAND TUNED ski will allow you to progress your skills to the next level and beyond. Good luck. Each time you tune you will get better at it. Go for it!
Exactly what i'm wanting to do! This may be my first set of skis, but i'm planning on keeping these tools for when i eventually upgrade away from them, and improving my tuning skills as i get more practice.
Originally Posted by Atomicman
All Fischer Front-side skis are 1/3, and without question you want a 3 degree side edge on that ski!
Thanks for the advice!
Turns out that the 2 degree and 3 degree edge bevels are out of stock anyway. Alpine base and edge just shipped my order, which ill be getting in about a month (friend bringing it back from the US).
Now the list is:
-Plastic scraper for wax
-Vice of some description
-3 Degree edge bevel
-Clamp for bevel
-Some alcohol to mix with water to use when sharpening with the stones
You are all excellent! Much appreciated!
edit: whoops didn't see page 2. All noted, i'll check out those clamps and such when i get the chance tonight or tomorrow.
Edited by eXDee - 6/9/14 at 5:00pm