It has a stone. Your structure is not going to look like a fancy stone grind. It'll be linear. It can work.
Originally Posted by kevperro
Originally Posted by Tog
I don't get the recommendation for the Skivisions side and edge tool. call me a snob, i'm ok with that. With that tool for $60 you get something that does nothing well and probably a lot poorly.
Better to get a good side edge guide that maybe is more but will do a great job for years. BK has already been through it so it's different to go backwards. The next step is to see what real dull skis are like and learn to ski them. (I've been through that). Best to not start tuning by moonwalking into technique with a multi tool.
How do you know what kind of results it will achieve? Have you used it and measured a deviation from the stated angles?
If you have experience using the tool that is valid input.
I've used another type not the Ski Visions. This is about using tools. Look at the size of the file inserts on the skii visions. They're tiny. If one just wants to get the edges stoned up a bit use the ski visions with the stone If you want to learn how to tune skis, the ski visions is not the way to go.
The OP wants to learn to tune. You will not get a good feel for tuning with the Ski Visions. The file is going to clog quickly. You're not going to see the metal come off the edge in thin twisted curls You don't get the feel for when the file cuts and when it hits hard spots. (no doubt you can tell but it's different) Too much crap in the form of a big plastic rectangle in the way.
I've never met one person who teaches people to tune say go get that tool to tune skis. I have seen people show it, and say you can use it if you want.
The short of it is it has major drawbacks and the only benefit is... Well i don't know. It's quicker perhaps if one is doing a minor amount on one pair. it's all in one but then you don't do the base edge anyway so it's one plus almost never used.
BK has been around the block a few times and now uses it. So that's enough endorsement if you want to go get one I wouldn't waste $60 on it and wouldn't recommend someone new to tuning go get it. Doesnt mean it's not worth it You're going to need a sidewall planer also.
Razie, this is the Beast Pro. No clamp needed. $60 plus another 10 gives you two angles. Unscrew those knobs there, remove the logo sticker, and you can use it as a 90 deg guide to sharpen your scraper with sand paper or screen.Edited by Tog - 12/22/14 at 7:57pm