By the way, I'd forgotten what a sharp scraper is like. The new ones made short work of removing the wax, getting more off with less pressure than I need to use with my usual half-sharp scrapers, and that greatly reduced the amount of brushing I had to do. In fact, it all went so fast that roto-brushing now seems completely unnecessary--so long as I have sharp scrapers.
Which creates a conundrum. I'd like to wait until @rhygin does his thing, but now that I've seen the difference the condition of my scraper makes to one of my favorite activities I'm kinda in a hurry to resolve this. My palm router arrives on Monday, and I'll spend some time fooling around with a basic single-purpose fence, but if I can't get it together quickly I need to decide whether to hit up Wild Rose for a box full of scrapers or drop $160 for a Mantac. That's a big investment for someone who's only waxing a couple pairs of skis every week or two, especially considering that I doubt I'd spend nearly that much on scrapers for the whole season if I tossed them (or gave them away) as soon as they got dull.
How many scrapers do you already have? I'll never have to buy a scraper again!