For Christmas, I'm asking for some tuning supplies so I can do my own skis (and my GF's pair as well.) I've been doing a lot of reading, pretty much all day on the "how to" (I love Dipstik's complete photo guide to tuning ski's: Link)
Can you guys go over the following list and tell me if you agree (or disagree) with what I'm going to purchase? I'll put as much detail with links of the things I want to get. So far my wishlist is from many different websites, but in the end, when I got the list set, I'll then figure out where to to buy it from.
To start, I'll begin with Base repairing.
-DRIP REPAIR CANDLES For the temp or small repairs.
-P-TEX REPAIR RIBBON for more durable p-tex repairs.
Both stuff are really cheap, so I'm going to get both and try them out.
-SANDVIK STEEL SCRAPER
-Fibertex Medium pad (A bunch of scotchpads... what grit should I get?)
-Sk Wax Scrapper
I don't think I need to purchase any base flattener & Structural tools such as what is being offered here: LINK
I do need to get some brushes... Brass, nylon & horse hair type. I'll get these locally because they are common and available everywheres.
Now for Stones:
I'm going to get the DMT Diamond Stones- 2.75" length
Set of 3 Pocket Diamond Stones - Fine, Medium and Coarse
I've heard some people saying the DMT aren't very good, and you have to be carefull with them. They say the MOONFLEX DIAMOND DEBURRING STONES are much better. I want to get those, but they are a bit pricey. To start out, I'll think I'll get a set of DMT diamond stones for now... I also have a Gummi stone on the list.
Now my question is Edge guides. I've read lots and seen many different types. I'm going to get an adjustable one, which lets you dial in any angle you want. But I read: it is less precise than the fixed edge file guides. You are generally limited to using the special small file that fits inside the tool, and it typically wears out quickly, so you should buy extra replacement files. I'm not really sure which one to get. You can get the multituner with the DMT as a kit:
Is it worth it? Is this a good guide or a piece of junk?
I've read great things by people who use the Burton File Guide Kit. It's expensive, but if it is worth it, then I'll buy one. What do you think?
Finally, the wax iron... Toko Wax Iron for $60. Looks good for my needs.
As well some Hydrocarbon Wax, (different temperatures), I'll experiemnt with those. That sums it up... Anything I'm missing?