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Old 12-10-2010, 05:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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How are edge tuners? are they necessary when I'm waxing my board? I was thinking of buying this One Ball Jay Edger Tuning Kit - Snowboard Shop > Snow Accessories > Snowboard Tune and Wax and then buying a scraper and using an old iron. but it seems using a household iron could be bad for the board.. so maybe I'll get a iron for 35 bucks? So lost right now on what to do haha trying to do everything with spending the least money.


Files or Stone? which one is better? aren;t they both for deburring and detuning edges?
I would use an old household iron over a cheap wax iron. You will know you are too hot if the wax smokes when you melt the wax against it. There is no way you could damage the base if your temperature is lower than the smoke point of the wax. And a household iron should have a thicker heavier base than the cheap wax irons.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I would use an old household iron over a cheap wax iron. You will know you are too hot if the wax smokes when you melt the wax against it. There is no way you could damage the base if your temperature is lower than the smoke point of the wax. And a household iron should have a thicker heavier base than the cheap wax irons.
yea I decided to go that route.. ordered the tune kit + wax and scraper. Now just have to go find the iron. Any suggestions?


BTW OP, you should just get this if you don't want to spend too much. One Ball Jay Tune kit The Edge tuner itself costs about 15 so I think it's a pretty good deal. Ordered one for myself. Found out there are a few varieties of things like that.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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My iron was like $30.... You don't need a high end one, just one made for waxing sticks. It will have the higher quality guts that will hold a steady temperature and burn your shit.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I got the same tools4boards kit a few years ago - paid something like $60 on ebay, new. Pretty hassle free for beginners. Came with a super solid iron (maplus), a 3-in-1 edge tool (5 bevel choices) and instructions. Only thing I didn't like was the base brush is so small, the corners dug into my hands (I've since bought a couple full size brushes)

...and I'm still using that same iron, edge tool and plastic scraper (which I sand sharp before every wax)...still haven't even used up all the p-tex candles (close).

Pretty sure the dakine kit has an inferior edge tool (only one bevel choice and a standard 90 deg...which, technically, isn't a bevel). Other than that, it's similar kit for le$$.
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You guys are nuts. $6 Iron at Target, done. Turn to medium. Wax board, scrape, Ride.
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:26 AM   #16 (permalink)
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tools4boards FTW!


but really, all you need is a candle and your drivers license.
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^I hope you're kidding
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Mmm... I don't have the money to pay $120 now for the a good wax iron, just trying to getting a starting setup if you know what I mean
No need. Its not rocket science. A 30-40 buck iron is more then enough. In fact most of the more experienced boarders I know just use walmart irons. They work just as well so long as you're comfortable with waxing and keep it moving.
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but really, all you need is a candle and your drivers license.
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I personally use Birthday Cake Candles and my dad's credit card. Boom, done!
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I personally use Birthday Cake Candles and my dad's credit card. Boom, done!
that' the way you do it my friend.
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