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post #31 of 52
Hey Pete, what is the stand you are using. I'd like to see more details on that setup.

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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
Heres the picture of cinch vise and how I mounted. Like vise very much. Works very well, simple and functional.



post #32 of 52

Vise

Cirquetrider, the stand is a standard tool/mechanics tray on stand to move around, it comes with little wheel for a shop. Took the wheels off and munted (bolted in 2 places a 2x10 on top, aboout 5 ft long. put it on edge so vise clamps would work. Like tool stand because I have room for most of my tools, wax etc. I wrapped that non skid pad stuff around the base so it wouldn't slide on the cement floor. Let me know if you would like better pics and I will take some for you.

I like it because it is relatively small, easily moved around and I only do my and wife's ski's so really don't need anything more elaborate. The height main post on the tool tray is adjectable for height so that help too as you can adjust it to what you like. All steel and really sturdy.
post #33 of 52
Marc, from Racewax is selling the 500 pro now. Evidently, Swix began making them again this season due to demand. As said above, not for high volume tuning but for tuning my few pairs and waxing, It's the best solution. Nothing in the way when working the ski flat.
post #34 of 52
Correction & FYI:
Tools4Boards (Innovation Inc, owned by RacerRick) out of Calgary, designed, holds the patents and makes the Pro500, Cinch, CordLoc and others for Swix, along with vises for Burton and I believe others......
post #35 of 52
Interesting, I just knew it was coming from Swix. Thanks for the info. anything significant about tools making the 500? I hope to have it this weekend.
post #36 of 52
Not sure what you are asking.:
post #37 of 52
I'm all for buying new and sometimes unnecessary tuning equipment (Alpinord can vouch for this), but I'm not sure why people are putting so much effort into retaining the brakes while tuning. I tune skis for a variety of people so a one size boot replacement wouldn't work.
What I use for skis that fit in my vices is #84 rubber bands (fairly heavy) which are available from Staples in a pretty large bag for under $2. In some cases, I use some plastic u-shaped brake retainers that I picked up at REI a couple of seasons ago for a few dollars but these don't work for skis with wide brakes.
For skis that are too wide for the vises, I use the lasso clamp that I bought from Slidewright and loop the lasso through the brakes to hold the brakes out of the why and hold the skis in place.
Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm not clear on the need for "boot soles."
post #38 of 52




The boot is a means of attaching the skis to something in lieu of side clamping vises. By 'clamping' the 'boot' via the bindings and then attaching the boot to a bench somehow, you can achieve one form of positive attachment, while also retaining the brakes.

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anything significant about tools making the 500?
Missed previously, I take 'tools' to be Tools4Boards. It's simply a fact (trivial for some) Innovation, Inc has supplied vises and tools for almost a decade and a half under a different branding. Same for SkiMan vises, tools & diamonds under several brand names and colors.......
post #39 of 52
Gotcha. Since I'm using the Toko World Cup system (whatever that compares to from other makes), I have the front and rear side clamping vises to do side edge work. The center vise works for base work and when it doesn't the lasso clamps complete the deal. I understand now how the ski base model would be used. Since I do skis for a variety of people, I guess the method that I use is most efficient. If I were doing only skis for myself, I could use a different clamp system and the description as shown. Thanks for the info Alpinord. You are the man!
post #40 of 52
Thread Starter 

Is this a good deal?

I can buy this Toko World Cup Ski Vice brand new for $104 at Backcountry.com with a 20% off coupon that they sent me (free shipping). Is that a good deal?

post #41 of 52
But this Pro Vise doesn't open beyond 90mm......

Unless you find a SkiMan/Toko/Swix/Maplus Pro Vise used, I'd be surprised if you could find a new one, substantially cheaper than this. This years wholesale prices went up due to steel and oil prices.
post #42 of 52
Here's a quick pic of the Pro 500 setup I have.
Parts List:
1 Steel folding sawhorse 1/2 price sale Canadian Tire $15
1 Piece 8in wide MDF panel, 5 1/2 ft long $8
2-3/8 Allen head, large rubber washer, 3/8 fender washer 3/8 "screw knob". $8
Parts total $31.
Compared to the $149 stand that is sold online....


The sawhorse folded up, for siz comparison, the Supersport Magnums

How I attach the MDF board to the top of the sawhorse, the rubber washer, you don't a tool to hold the bolt head securely.
post #43 of 52
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
But this Pro Vise doesn't open beyond 90mm......

Unless you find a SkiMan/Toko/Swix/Maplus Pro Vise used, I'd be surprised if you could find a new one, substantially cheaper than this. This years wholesale prices went up due to steel and oil prices.

I couldn't tell if the was a yes or a no.
post #44 of 52
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Originally Posted by Hoontasan View Post
I can buy this Toko World Cup Ski Vice brand new for $104 at Backcountry.com with a 20% off coupon that they sent me (free shipping). Is that a good deal?
I picked up a Super Pro about 2 years ago for $95. It does hold a 95mm waist ski. Back then the USD was actually worth something against the Euro.

That said, your deal is pretty good. Don't worry about it and go tune some skis.
post #45 of 52
Hoontasan,

I use Toko World Cup Ski Vice for the last 4 years. It is is a good deal if you plan to tune skis under 90mm. Wider skis will require dummy boot or lasso for base work.

Cheers,

cfr
post #46 of 52
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by cfr View Post
Hoontasan,

I use Toko World Cup Ski Vice for the last 4 years. It is is a good deal if you plan to tune skis under 90mm. Wider skis will require dummy boot or lasso for base work.

Cheers,

cfr

The other option...
The other option is buy buy the Swix model. It seems identical to the Toko except that it has an added advantage of opening up to 110mm where to Toko only goes to 90mm. The price would be higher however at $128.

post #47 of 52
Amazon.com has the best deals I've seen on vises. Check out this deal on a cord-lock (lasso type) vise: http://www.amazon.com/Tools4Boards-S...6010496&sr=8-7
post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by ski1024 View Post
Amazon.com has the best deals I've seen on vises. Check out this deal on a cord-lock (lasso type) vise: http://www.amazon.com/Tools4Boards-S...6010496&sr=8-7

Nice shootin' Tex! That would be Alpinord / Racer Rick.
post #49 of 52
Actually, that would be RaceRick and the CordLoc is a more economical version of the Cinch:

CordLoc:



Cinch:




BTW, after the initial comments about the SkiMan Ski Jumper's vise, I noticed that a supplier is listing (what looks suspiciously like it's twin as:

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NEW! Ski Man Fat Ski Vise
Jaws will open to 130mm wide for all your Fat skis. Great for waxing, mounting or tuning.
post #50 of 52
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
How wide are the flats across the top? The similar FK vise doesn't have the little lip at the front edge, so could theoretically hold a ski centered.
Sorry to for the delay in the response. I have no problem waxing my 99 waisted Seths in this vise.
post #51 of 52

I want to buy a used SWIX Pro 500 Ski Vise.

I really just need the "binding" but will buy the whole setup to get it.

If you want to sell yours let me know.

Smitty

 

skier@smittyskennel.com


Edited by SmittyNYUSA - 8/27/15 at 5:25am
post #52 of 52

I want to buy the boot part of this vice setup.

 

skier@smittyskennel.com


Edited by SmittyNYUSA - 8/27/15 at 5:24am
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