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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Is the most awesome piece of machinery I have ever owned, and just one more reason that my shop is way better than yours....


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post #2 of 22

OK I'll bite,,,,what is it??

post #3 of 22
Is this a general "I love my tool" post or do you somehow use it to tune skis.
post #4 of 22
Does it require you to remove the binding
post #5 of 22

Big boy toys??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

my guess s some sort of edging device,,,,,,

post #6 of 22
Got this off the net:

   The EdgrTM is a precision, electric rotary bench tool for sharpening and flattening plexiglass ski wax scrapers. 
    One swipe and you will have a better than new plexi scraper. In fact you will have a WICKED Sharp scraper. Follow the link to see the cure for the crappy scraper video & more.

Check us out at the Noquemanon Expo Jan, 29 2010   



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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer View Post

Is the most awesome piece of machinery I have ever owned, and just one more reason that my shop is way better than yours....


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post #7 of 22
So pulling my scraper down the length of a long bastard file isn't good enough anymore?  I feel sooo inadequate
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
Put it this way....   My buddy was over this weekend and was tuning his skis.  I was just going off about this new tool I got.  It's $219 bucks.  He was telling me how ridiculous it was to spend that much on something used only for sharpening scrapers.... 

When it came time to scrape, I sharpened his scraper for him and handed it back.  He felt the edge, looked at me and said: "OH.  MY.  GOD."

He started scraping his skis....   he took one swipe, then said, "Worth every penny.  I'm getting one."
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by exracer View Post

So pulling my scraper down the length of a long bastard file isn't good enough anymore?  I feel sooo inadequate
 
You can buy a bunch of 12" mill bastard files for $220!  I bet the thing is great for shops, ski teams, etc.  For an individual like me, I'll just buy more scrapers every few years when somebody puts them on a super-sale in August.  If I had an extra $220, I'd buy it.
post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
The problem is, even a brand new scraper is only good for maybe one or two pairs of skis before it's dull.  I probably tune 4 pairs of skis per week from December through April.  Nothing makes the job faster and more effective than a perfectly sharp scraper. 

I've tried almost everything marketed for scraper sharpening.  It's not like everything works, but this is just easier....  once you see the results of this, you realize that nothing else works at all.

This is the only thing I've bought for tuning this season (aside from wax)....  I have a hell of a lot invested in everything else...  this is probably the best tool I have.

If I can save 5 minutes on each pair of skis, that's at least 20 minutes a week.  That's 320 minutes over a 16 week season.  That's 5.3 hours of work saved. 

I can justify it however you want.....
post #11 of 22
Now all you need is a better local hill than Marquette mountain. haha. :P
post #12 of 22
At first glance I thought it was a ski edge sharpener.  Good play.....Muleski and Atomicman are gonna flip when they see this.
post #13 of 22
OW-OW-OW!!!   (Tim Taylor Toolman bark)  
post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 
First off....  there are many great resorts and mountains, but there are no better "local hills" than Marquette Mountain.  The community, vibe and camaraderie is unmatched. 

And yes, I guarantee Muleski and Atomicman both get one!
post #15 of 22
It's basically the same as one of these: http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-x-24-Bench-Top-Jointer/G0612

I use this one for my scrapers, but it's a bit more expensive and wasn't purchased just for sharpening scrapers: http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-x-46-Jointer/G0654

I'll agree though - there is nothing like having a really sharp scraper.
post #16 of 22

Sorry guys, I'm all about sandpaper taped to lucite to sharpen scrapers. Works for the two techs who got me to try it, one tech'd for some girl named Kildow, the other for some Miller kid.

This thing does look tempting, though; I saw one being used 2-3 years ago but it seemed like overkill. May need to rethink that. Over Christmas, one of my kids counted that we had over 50 scrapers in a bin that were dulled, bowed, etc. that we've been too lazy to bring back to service.

But I am getting the full court press to invest in a family tuning machine from Thor Verdonk. Not a chance.....yet.

Thanks for sharing....and tempting.

post #17 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Muleski View Post

Sorry guys, I'm all about sandpaper taped to lucite to sharpen scrapers. Works for the two techs who got me to try it, one tech'd for some girl named Kildow, the other for some Miller kid.

This thing does look tempting, though; I saw one being used 2-3 years ago but it seemed like overkill. May need to rethink that. Over Christmas, one of my kids counted that we had over 50 scrapers in a bin that were dulled, bowed, etc. that we've been too lazy to bring back to service.

But I am getting the full court press to invest in a family tuning machine from Thor Verdonk. Not a chance.....yet.

Thanks for sharing....and tempting.


You don't think that technology may have advanced beyond the sandpaper technique?  Mule....  I DARE you to try one, then not buy one. 
post #18 of 22
I have to admit the "best piece of machinery I have ever owned" sunk in a bit. I always tell my wife it could be booze, gambling, coke, other women.....it's only been ski racing and money.
Clearly on the fence!!!
post #19 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Muleski View Post

I have to admit the "best piece of machinery I have ever owned" sunk in a bit. I always tell my wife it could be booze, gambling, coke, other women.....it's only been ski racing and money.
Clearly on the fence!!!

LMAO.....
post #20 of 22
Now this is the most awesome device for sharpening scrapers:
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And if it's such that it can be glued on desk it's even more awesome ;)

But seriously... this is really most awesome machine you can get when it comes to ski preparation:
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post #21 of 22
I saw Jake Zamansky use the Tri-One or whatever it is called on his skis during a Universal Sports pre-Olympic TV special.  Just out of curiosity Primoz, how much does it go for?


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post #22 of 22
For too much... 1200-1600eur here in Europe. It's really cool machine, but "a bit" too expensive for home use. But once when it comes down to 200eur, I will have my own too. So no more "errr my friend... can you borrow me your precious one for a minute?"
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