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Adjustable Edge File

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post #2 of 11
How many side edge angles do you need?

The Toko (SkiMan) file Guide Pro is fine and includes the clamp"

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If you only need a couple angles, you can also consider a dedicated side edge beveler and shims for additional angles as (or if) you find the need:

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post #3 of 11
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Honestly I don't really know.  I'm just starting to tune my own race skis so looking for gear.  I'm thinking I would do a 1 or .5 degree edge
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Originally Posted by MaxKc View Post

What do you guys think of this? http://www.toko.ch/en/productDetail/412000260_v_8590/File+Guide+Pro+85%C2%B0+-+90%C2%B0.html
 
Although Toko is a great company, I'm not going for that.  To be honest I don't know any World Cup techs, but I have a feeling they would not use that tool.  Any WC techs here?  I don't like the looks of the guide plate, and it may not remain accurate as it has moving parts inside I must assume.  The whole thing looks a little short for my liking as well.
I'm sure it's better than nothing, but not for me!
post #5 of 11
I'm thinking I would do a 1 or .5 degree edge

???????????

These SIDE edge angles would suuuuuuck for race skis.  For the BASE angle these are standard fare.  The tool looks ok but it is a SIDE edge file.

I would KISS.  Get a 87 degree file guide and a good 8-10" hard chrome bastard mill file and a spring clamp.  Then you can clamp in your file, your diamond or your stone at the same 3 degree angle.

I like my GS skis at .5 BASE and 3 side. 
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Racer256 View Post

I'm thinking I would do a 1 or .5 degree edge

???????????

These SIDE edge angles would suuuuuuck for race skis.  For the BASE angle these are standard fare.  The tool looks ok but it is a SIDE edge file.

I would KISS.  Get a 87 degree file guide and a good 8-10" hard chrome bastard mill file and a spring clamp.  Then you can clamp in your file, your diamond or your stone at the same 3 degree angle.

I like my GS skis at .5 BASE and 3 side. 

Thanks, as you can see I don't really know what I'm doing
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Thanks, as you can see I don't really know what I'm doing
 
(shamless plug)

go to Alpinords site and browse, then take a look at his 'how to' vidoes....
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Originally Posted by skier_j View Post



(shamless plug)

go to Alpinords site and browse, then take a look at his 'how to' vidoes....


 

Will do thanks
post #9 of 11
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Really I was just making sure this wasn't got like I thought, if it turned out it was good then I would'uv bought it because it's pretty cheap. 
Thanks for confirming my thoughts!
post #10 of 11
The important thing is you are learning to do it!

The TOKO (wax company) web page has excellent resources as well.

I also think you may find a video or two on SWIX.

One thing you may consider for next season as we are getting near the end of things.  Have the shop do a stone grind and set your side and base angles.  This will give you a nice flat base and less material to remove.  Then it is a maint and honing game rather than a FILING chore.
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Originally Posted by Racer256 View Post

I also think you may find a video or two on SWIX.
 
Yeah I found the SWIX page last night, very good videos
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