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stone for multi tuner

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hi all;
Does anybody know if there's a stone, (as in stone, not diamond), that will fit in a Multi Tuner? The file that comes with it is 2.75" long and the small diamonds will fit as well.

The reason is that this is the tool I take with me on vacation to touch up burrs. I know that work-hardened burrs can ruin a diamond quickly. (At home, I don't use this tool, I have a set of SVST guides). I don't want to bring all this stuff with me for a week, so the Multi works. I'd jusy like to be able to insert a stone to knock down the burrs.

I can't cut off the stones I get from Slide Wright of Tognar because they're too thick to fit into the slot on the tool. Suggestions? (Maybe I should just accept trashing a diamond for the week?).
post #2 of 10
You thinking gummy, Arkansas, what?


I'm wondering if you could take a thicker one and grind it down or cut it in half.
post #3 of 10
What's the maximum thickness needed?
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Terry;
The CMT diamonds fit. I'll measure when I get home tonight. I'm guessing no more than ¼ inch.



It's this one...I need the ½° steps.


Thanks!
post #5 of 10
The T4B aluminum oxide stone, Arkansas, Surgical Arkansas & natural stones all measure just under 1/4".

Sounds like a 70mm diamond is the easiest for the guide. You can free hand the case hardened areas with a pocket stone.
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by C.B. View Post
I'd jusy like to be able to insert a stone to knock down the burrs.

I can't cut off the stones I get from Slide Wright of Tognar because they're too thick to fit into the slot on the tool. Suggestions? (Maybe I should just accept trashing a diamond for the week?).

You're not going to get that much case hardening over the week unless you do some serious creek bed skiing or unless you're playing in the park.

"Trashing" a black DMT isn't really as easy as trashing one of the finer ones, unless you're really banging the tool, both along the edge and against it.

Honestly, I'd look at the picture the other way: use your current black or blue DMTs for the week and get -nice- diamonds from Slidewright or other for at-home use in a precision guide, of the same sort you use for your second cut file.
post #7 of 10
I think the stone that came with my SVST "double duty" edge tool fits in an FKS multi tuner as well. See http://www.svst.com/ItemForm.aspx?it...e-25957e875e75

But my lightweight travel edge tool is the double duty - comes with a file and stone, but also fits the 70mm moonflex stones. ONly does the side edge but smaller and lighter than the FKS multi tuner and also the side edge is all I touch on trips anyway.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by ts01 View Post
I think the stone that came with my SVST "double duty" edge tool fits in an FKS multi tuner as well. See http://www.svst.com/ItemForm.aspx?it...e-25957e875e75

But my lightweight travel edge tool is the double duty - comes with a file and stone, but also fits the 70mm moonflex stones. ONly does the side edge but smaller and lighter than the FKS multi tuner and also the side edge is all I touch on trips anyway.
This is interesting. Will it do multiple angles, (my skis are different than the wife's)? Where can you get one? Do you know if the stones are available seperately?
BTW, I rarely touch the bottom edge, although the FKS will do it if needed.
Thanks much!
post #9 of 10
Here you go, from an epicksi sponsor: http://www.slidewright.com/proddetail.php?prod=SV-DD9 . Terry (a/k/a Alpinord) can probably help with other questions.

It will only do a single angle but they're reasonably cheap if you want to get to.

FWIW I tune all the family skis to the same angles, regardless of factory spec -- no one complains. 1 deg bottom, 3 deg side. So for the double duty that would be the 93deg guide. They complain if it's not sharp but not when I take a 2deg side angle from the factory up to 3 deg on a hand tune.
post #10 of 10
Here's an image of the SVST Double Duty Side Edge Beveler (available in dedicated 88/2° & 87/3°):





Another smaller, simple and convenient, pocket edge touch up option is the Diaface Moonflex guide for 70mm diamonds (available in dedicated 88/2° & 87/3°):

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