Originally Posted by Scalce
Don't skimp on the waxing iron if you have more then 2 pairs of skis and tune alot. Serious tuners need the temp adjustment because they use different waxes.
Get a good vice that was made specifically for skis such as the Ski Man Pro.
Buy a Holmenkol tuning bench brand new for $150. You can't buy a better bench for the money.
Thanks for the advice - I definitely want to make sure I get a quality iron, because I have three pairs of skis (probably four come next year, but that's another story), and race. Do you have any particular models you would recommend? I'm leaning toward the Toko Wax Mouse, as it seems like a decent iron for the price. I'm also considering the Slik Wax Iron for the same reason. Or should I spend a bit more and get the Swix Standard or World Cup models?
Thanks again - I appreciate any additional advice you (or anyone else) can provide.