Ghost - That was a good link!.
The BEST thing I did after years of struggling on my garage workshop bench or the kitchen table was to buy a
ski specific work bench and decent late model, three piece ski vise.
I like to tune in my living room where the lights, heat, stereo, and big screen are more congenial to tuning!
(I throw down a plastic tarp to cover the floor...Hey MY house!....lol)
I know people will make their own tables and vise set ups however I am very happy with the Swix ones I picked up last year.
Here are the web sites for all the tuning shops and gear I frequent
(Great tips on there too!)
Here is what I personally own and would consider essential for a basic ski tuning setup:
(I included the prices I paid just as a reference point)...The stuff in bold are my "must haves"
Again please realize there are LOTS of ways to skin this cat!
Swix T754 Bench - $120.00 (I picked this up on sale late season)
Swix T0149-90W Vise - $205.00
Swix T073 Iron - $165.00
Swix Iron Holder - $30.00 (I LOVE THIS THING!!!)
Swix Iron Cover - $25.00
Swix 2nd pass 8” files Qty 2 - $45.00
File card - $8.00
Swix ceramic stone Fine - $22.00
Swix blue gummi stone - $12.00 (Qty 2)
Swix red gummi stone - $12.00
Swix 1790 Stainless oval brush - $65.00
Swix Nylon oval brush - $50.00
Swix Scraper 5mm - $9.00
Toko Scraper 5mm - $5.00
Artech true bar - $15.00
Diaface Moon flex diamond file 100 - $34.00
Diaface Moon flex diamond file 200 - $34.00
Diaface Moon flex diamond file 400 - $34.00
Smith’s Translucent Arkansas hard stone - $16.00
Base Beast 1 degree - $20.00
Base Beast .75 Degree - $20.00
Plane Beast - $40.00
Side of Beast 3 degree - $60.00
Toko Ceramic Scraper sharpener - $35.00
SKS brake retainers - $16.00 (Qty 3 sets)
Wintersteiger Pocket Whetstone - $3.00
Various Swix and Dominator ski and prep waxes ($200.00)
Base and edge eye loup - $10.00
220 grit wet or dry sandpaper
Industrial nylon and brass brushes (Look like a big toothbrush)
Heavy Duty Extension cord - $15.00
Good luck and good tuning!