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adjusting a kunzmann hand tuner for volkl bevel specs.

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi,

Can anyone help me set my W. German/Kunzmann edge sharpener? I've had it for a couple years. But never sharpened to a factory spec with it.

I see it goes from 90 degrees to 85. How would I set it to sharpen correctly at the factory specs for a Mantra? So that I can buff out a few burrs recently nicked in the backcountry, hidden in the pow. Deeply hidden.



I figure 90 degrees is a right angle edge. So would I adjust back 1 degree for every degree of bevel?

I know there's another thread. And I've read it, but wondering how it correlates with my tuning tool.

Please help. I don't wanna screw it up.

Cheers.
post #2 of 6
Yes, for side bevel you would go to 88.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks John.

Now my next question is this, regarding the side bevel.

I just don't want to screw it up.

If I am doing the side bevel, do I rest the plastic flat guide of the edge tuner on the base so that the file/diamond stone deburrs the side of the edge, not the base?

I appreciate the help.

If all else fails, I'll take em in. But I like tuning skis myself.


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post #4 of 6
When you polish the side edge you are going to start to notice a scallopped pattern from the factory ceramic grind these skis have. My recommendation is to just debur and polish, don't remove all the ceramic grind marks for now. Eventually when you need a full tune, you will file past the ceramic grind pattern. I use an 88 degree SVST side file/stone guide. The flat part of guide lays on the bottom of the ski and the stone or file can then work the side edge. There are not too many ways to get this wrong. I do recommend taking a few practice swipes with an older ski. You don't want to slip and round over the edge.

Having fun with those Mantras? Good to see you marking them up a bit. Means you are going to all the right places.
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks,

I love those mantras. I have been skiing them in all the right places.

3ft of bottomless featherlight at crystal on saturday.

post #6 of 6
CirqueRider has it.
Unless you beat the hell out of them, just touch up the
(side)edge with a stone.
As far as deburring, if you are talking about dings, you are
mostly working the side edge. But you would work the base, too.
If deburring refers to the "hanging" edge after filing one
would lightly run a stone or gummi on the base edge
( I freehand it).
You might notice after the 1st time you have to file
the skis, that Volkl has a different 2 degrees than you.
At least that is my experience.
Have fun.
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