I'm a fairly new tuner and started with a little $20 Swix device that can put either 1 or 2 degree bevel on either the base and side edges, depending on where to slot the file.
It's the only file guide I've known, but it's small and I wonder if make larger/smoother/steadier strokes with a bigger/better file.
I was thinking about trying the Beast base bevel, and maybe the Beast side edge guide, too.
But first, brand aside, will I see more stability with a higher-end file?
Also, more randomly, any tricks for keeping your plastic wax scraper from gooping up (esp. waxing when it's a bit warm out), aside from dousing it with stinky solvent?
Many thanks for any advice,