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Mounting Rossi Axial 3 bindings

post #1 of 11
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What size holes should i drill for the screws for a Rossi Axial 3 binding?  I was hoping the directions that came with bindings might tell but they were beyond useless.

post #2 of 11

3.5mm or 4.1mm depending on the ski, don't forget to tap the hole.  

post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
 

3.5mm or 4.1mm depending on the ski, don't forget to tap the hole.  

The diameter of the hole is different depending on the ski?  How?

 

Also, could you expand on what you mean by "tap the hole".  I'll be using a drill press.

 

Thanks.

post #4 of 11

Metal vs no metal.

 

Drill the holes by hand or with a drill press. Tap the hole with the proper tap prior to installing the screws. 

You can find the taps on Tognar, Slidewright and other vendors.

A bit of glue will also help seal the holes after installation of the binding screws.. 

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Originally Posted by KingGrump View Post
 

Metal vs no metal.

 

Drill the holes by hand or with a drill press. Tap the hole with the proper tap prior to installing the screws. 

You can find the taps on Tognar, Slidewright and other vendors.

A bit of glue will also help seal the holes after installation of the binding screws.. 

Ah ha!  So if there is metal i drill a 4.1 diameter and if wood i drill 3.5, correct?

post #6 of 11
Tapping is the process of cutting internal threads with a tool vs letting the screw cut them. As the tool has a true cutting edge, it in most cases lead to a stronger fastening over all.

BTW tapping can be done with a drill press if and only if you have a tapping head, which is mucho $$, otherwise you will strip the thread or cause other damages. So do it by hand.

Based on your questions, here is my recommendation, if you gotta ask don't do it, go see a pro, pay the money and ask nicely if you can watch, consider the cost as an instruction fee.
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Based on your questions, here is my recommendation, if you gotta ask don't do it, go see a pro, pay the money and ask nicely if you can watch, consider the cost as an instruction fee.

 

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post #8 of 11

Drills & taps

http://www.tognar.com/binding_tools_boot_canting_glue_ski_snowboard.html

 

Here's a mounting tip---mount one of the bindings first on a 2x4.  Put the boot in and be sure you have the forward pressure right.  When you that that mounting just right, take the binding off and make a paper pattern of the screw holes.  Draw a centerline and a boot sole mid-line on the pattern.  Transfer this to the ski to get the holes in the right spots.

post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by SoftSnowGuy View Post
 

Drills & taps

http://www.tognar.com/binding_tools_boot_canting_glue_ski_snowboard.html

Yes, Tognar's great with tools and information.  Watched a Pro do it on Youtube with jig, made a template, found fore/aft center by dry fitting bindings on a 2x4, marked spot to drill on ski, drilled the holes, tapped holes, added a little glue, screwed down bindings. Perfect!

 

I didn't save much (anything?) from having the shop do them, but it was a fun little project and I learned a lot.

 

Thanks! 

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post #11 of 11
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You can print full size paper templates from TGR. 

 

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/153971-Binding-Mount-Paper-Templates

i looked there but didn't see the Axial 3.  Now that i've gone through the work i think the axial 2 and axial 3 templates are probably the same. 

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