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Tool Comparison?

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I was wondering if anyone here had done any testing on the quality\accuracy of the various base and edge guide tools that are on the market. Specifically the fixed tools as they seen to be more accurate.

It would be nice to see how the name players stand up in accuracy, ie: SVST, Beast, Swix, etc.

I'd like to know if there are tools in a given budget range that I can recommend to my friends who are just getting into tuning, but don't want to spend the money on the pricier guides, ie Base Beast vs Final Cut vs Ski Man. Stainless vs Aluminum vs Plastic.  You get the idea.

I've always been a firm believer that you get what you pay for when it comes to tools. But in the same respect, I have some very inexpensive hand tools that have outperformed Snap On and Matco.

It would be nice to find out if some of the inexpensive tools are in the very least accurate compared to the big guys.




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Has anyone researched this kind of thing in the past?

post #3 of 5

Last year quick9 had a machinist measure some base bevelers. IIRC, in the accuracy dept, the T4B Razor's scored well and is plastic.


How many people check how flat their bases are before using their edge tools?......and how many truly need and can feel absolute accuracy in highly variable conditions?




Best Regards,

Terry (aka Alpinord)



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Edited by Alpinord - 2/16/2009 at 04:04 pm
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I just picked up a SVST Double Duty Side Edge Beveler from SlideWright.com


Inexpensive and idiotproof. Perfect tool for me.


Alpinord...that link in your post...try it out and let me know what you think!

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Oooops. Fixed it, thanks.

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