2 seasons ago I bought the $38 toko tool for tuning the edges. It has about 0-4 degrees (i think) in 0.5 degree increments and comes with a hard file that fits in the tool. It does the base and the side edges. I tuned the edges on my old Head Cyber 20x a few times with fair results. I notice that the tool now comes with a "flexable file for shaped skis". This was the problem I had with my tool. With the sidecut, it didn't seem that the hard file could contact the edges very well. Should I buy the new tool to get the flexable file or will my work fine (BTW, I now have a new pair of Atomic R:10 skis and really don't want to screw up the edge). I was in a shop the other day and the guy told me that they have had many customers screw up their edges with one of those toko tools and the best way to do it is just with a file and your hand. Is this right? I assumed he meant just for sharpening and not actually changing the angles. Also, do Atomics come with a 1 degree base and 3 degree side? Thanks.
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10/12/02 at 7:35pm