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Choosing files and stones for home maintenance.

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Hello EpicSki.

 

You guided me through putting together a solid waxing kit, choosing a solid vise and now i want to finish the set with some decent files.

 

I've come this far:

 

- Sidewall planer. Holmenkol Ergo. Affordable and will do the job for me.

- Skiman Aluminum side guide, 87 deg.

- Snoli cut 1 file, 100 mm 14 teeth per cm. This should do the job yes? Would coarser or finer be better?

- A clamp for holding file.

- I'll skip on base guide, i have it set at .5 atm and will freehandedly do minor repairs and remove burrs. Is it a bad idea to freehandedly touch the base edge? I have done edge work previously, but will practice on some older planks.

- DMT Diamond file. Do i want a 325 do-it-all grit or 220 and 600 for removing rock hits and for polishing. OR suggest another combination of 2 diamond file grits. I will not be getting more than 2.

- Aluoxyd stone. Is this something i want? Is it a must for removing rock hits etc., or will the diamond files do?

 

My routine would be:

I usually travel and ski for 7 days, using my 2 pair of skis for 3/4 days each. I'll set the side edge at the start of the season, and inbetween the skiing weeks ill resharpen the edges by using my diamond files. I'll mainly touch the side edge and stay off the base edge.

 

IF i hit a rock, and scratch lets say 5 cm's of the base and side edge, what is the proper way of handling this? Should i just use a diamond file along the entire length of the ski edge, and lightly polish the worst of it away? Do i need and alu oxyd stone and work more on the area where i hit the rock? 

 

 

Thanks in advantage, let me know if i missed anything. In general i am pretty confident about the process of filing and sharpening, i just don't know how to tackle edge damage in a specific spot.

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http://www.slidewright.com/

http://www.tognar.com/

 

Tognar has tips on there site and in the catalog.

 

For wax, I PM Dominator Tom and buy from him. I use Hyperzoom on my skis and Zoom on others.

 

Look through the two links for good prices on files and such.

 

I never free hand, I always use the proper tool.

 

Do you have the ski visions base flattening tools ?

 

I like MoonFlex much better than any other diamond files.

 

For nicks in the edges I knock off the high spots with a moonflex, the nick itself will tune out over time.

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