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Old 03-08-2011, 10:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I was just wondering if this thing was worth buying?

Is it idiot proof?

Should I save up and buy that 75$ dollar one instead?



I just want it for basic edge maintenance after every 4-5 rides or so.

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Old 03-08-2011, 03:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sweet thanks a lot for the answer!!

If anyone knows about a website I could order this off of for cheap in Canada I'd much appreciate!

Or an eBay link that beats the ones shown here :

1 - http://cgi.ebay.ca/Dakine-Mini-Edge-...#ht_898wt_1139

2 - http://cgi.ebay.ca/One-Ball-Jay-Edge...#ht_500wt_1156

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Old 03-08-2011, 03:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've seen something very similar, if not the same, on REI.com.
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^^ Out of the two edge tuners I listed previously, the Dakine and the One Ball Jay.

Could anyone tell me which one is better if you've had experience with either?

Or is a file just a damn file?

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^^ Out of the two edge tuners I listed previously, the Dakine and the One Ball Jay.

Could anyone tell me which one is better if you've had experience with either?

Or is a file just a damn file?

Thanks.
I have both. The Swix one has 4 settings while the other two have only two settings. Swix has indicators (the arrows you see on the file and on the tuner).
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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no no, the swix was just a picture, I couldn't find it on eBay.

It's between the Dakine one and the One Ball Jay tuner.
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problem I found is once you do the routine sharpening a few times with the included shallow file , you start scrubbing into the sidewall and clogging the teeth with plastic. At that point, I think you need the deeper panzar file (not included with cheaper edge tools) to cut the sidewall away enough to be able to sharpen the metal...or maybe I'm just not doing it right


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