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I feel like I'm over buying on tuning equipment.

post #1 of 7
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I've been lurking here for a little while reading up on tuning supplies so I can start tuning my own stuff. I'll regularly tuning 4 snowboards and 1 pair of skis. I spend most of my time riding in the trees and my wife spends most of her time riding on groomers. My stuff gets used pretty hard so edges and bases will need some love. My wife's skis will mostly just need small edge touch ups and waxing. If it makes any difference the quiver consists of a Never Summer Premier 161, Ride Timeless 159, Ride Timeless 164 and Burton Canyon 167. My wife rides on K-2 T-Nine Myste skis.

I want to have a solid tuning set-up, but don't want to end up with a bunch of stuff I don't need so I thought I would turn to the board to give me a little guidance. I'm looking at putting and order in with Artech and with Slidewright.

I already have a RED (Burton) adjustable edge file guide. I know the best is going with fixed angle guides, but I am ok with this one for now. It is made of aluminum and has a stout system for selecting the angle you want from 0-5 (90-85) degrees for the edges.

I also have a recently purchased iron (that my wife hates) that is no longer used on clothes.

Here is what is on my list
Vise (still deciding what to get that will do both skis and boards)
6" Chrome File
8" Chrome File
Mini (4") Panzar file
Pocket Whetsone
Metal Scraper
Plastic Scraper
Nylon Brush
Scotchbrite/Fibertex Pads - fine and extra fine
File Card
Brake Retainers
Swix 1 deg Base bevel file guide
Small Fiberlene
P-tex sticks
Base Tape
Base Welding iron
Metal Grip
Base welding rod
Moonflex 100mm Coarse
Moonflex 100mm Medium
Maplus Universal wax
Soft Gummy stone

What don't I need and what am I missing?
post #2 of 7
Not convinced you need:

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Originally Posted by Silverbullet555 View Post
6" Chrome File
Mini (4") Panzar file
Pocket Whetsone
The base welding stuff I have to take your word for, but from what you're buying it sounds like you hit a LOT of rocks (like at least one core shot every 3 days).

I'd get a big 10" Pansar for quick base/repair material takedown and a 2nd cut file and consider some sort of base flattener beyond just the metal scraper.

After that, a skyver might come in handy.
post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
The base welding stuff I have to take your word for, but from what you're buying it sounds like you hit a LOT of rocks (like at least one core shot every 3 days).
Not quite that often. I get a couple core shots a year and a fair amount of groves and shallow gouges in the base. I just wanted to have on hand what I would need to repair a core shot or a gouge.

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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
I'd get a big 10" Pansar for quick base/repair material takedown and a 2nd cut file and consider some sort of base flattener beyond just the metal scraper.

After that, a skyver might come in handy.
I'm picking up a surform at Lowes today to use in conjunction with the panzar file. The bases get a stone grind 1 or 2 times per year depending on what they need.
post #4 of 7
I have a Montana GM-U Wet belt sander. No you haven't over bought.
post #5 of 7
Depending on how many pair of skis or boards you do at a time, the list is not what I would consider too excessive. I would have not invested in the base welding stuff, but to each his own.

You do not have any type of roto brush on the list, it really speeds up the time to do multiple skis in a session faster than hand brushing.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the feedback. I have a habit of overbuying and getting everything I could ever need as opposed to what I will likely use. I know the base repaire stuff will get some love as I board some pretty thin cover on occasion.

I did get my vise today, so that is out of the way. Unfortunately, the shops around here don't have a fantastic selection so most of what I buy will have to be mail order and I don't like waiting when I really need to get something done. That means spending more now and getting a more complete set of tools and materials.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
Not convinced you need:



The base welding stuff I have to take your word for, but from what you're buying it sounds like you hit a LOT of rocks (like at least one core shot every 3 days).

I'd get a big 10" Pansar for quick base/repair material takedown and a 2nd cut file and consider some sort of base flattener beyond just the metal scraper.

After that, a skyver might come in handy.
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Originally Posted by RShea View Post
Depending on how many pair of skis or boards you do at a time, the list is not what I would consider too excessive. I would have not invested in the base welding stuff, but to each his own.

You do not have any type of roto brush on the list, it really speeds up the time to do multiple skis in a session faster than hand brushing.
Likely I will be doing 1 or 2 at a time. A rotobrush would be nice, but I can't justify the cost at this point. Of course after I brush my board out a few times, that may change.
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