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Need recommendations for tune up tools !

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I need to buy tune up tools for our ski patrol, they haven't been updated for a while so I'm starting from scratch. I want to try to keep the budget under $400 or so. At minimum I will need a good vise, 1* bottom file holder, file holders for sidewalls 1,2,3*, 10(qty) 8" files (or 10" ?) good quality chrome. What do you recommend? Who do I buy it from?. We don't need an iron or wax, we have that.

Which vises work best for many different styles of skis? Boot sole clamp stle?

Thanks
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Try www.artechski.com, they are in your neck of the woods. Wouldn't get a boot sole vise if lots of different folk are using it. The Toko World Cup Vise (also sold under Swix or Skiman names) is pretty versatile. Artech item #357. There is also Reliable Racing, Tognar ski tools, and www.the-raceplace.com
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John's list of sites is great. Artech is out of their vise BTW (I hope I contributed by listed it as the best deal for that vise on this forum).

Here's a list of high quality tools with prices and where to find them:

SkiMan World Cup Vise: $99 @ Tognar
or
SkiMan/Swix Pro Vise: $129 @ Reliable Racing (I have that one, a bit better hold)

SkiMan/Toko 1* base guide: $30 @ Artech (U have that one)
or
Beast Base Guide: $20 @ Artech or Tognar (I had that one too, it's nice, I just think metal is better than plstic for long term).

SKS Edge Guide on rollers with sidewall trimmer: $69 @ Reliable Racing or Tognar (I have this one; comes with plastic shims that will let you go from 1* to 7*)
or
One each of SkiMan/Toko 1*, 2*, 3* side guides on roller: $90 ($30 each)
Plus one SkiMan sidewall trimmer: $40-$50, or SKS trimmer: $20

Files: Artech has the cheapest if you buy many I think.

For the edge guide the 3 different SkiMan ones could be better if you do a lot of skis and don't want to change the shims all the time. I flaked on the big expense and my SKS tool is new enough that I can't tell how durable the plastic shims are, but I know that the SkiMan all aluminium tools are indestructible.

Hope this helps,
YA

[ March 06, 2003, 04:53 PM: Message edited by: Ladede ]
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