Its a good idea to get a wax iron instead of a regular iron if you are starting to learn how to was. The wax iron is consistent heat and u can adjust to the right recommended temp. The problem with regular irons its not consistent heat. U can pick up an iron for cheap at the end of the season at your local ski/snowboard shop. I picked up a toko iron regular $80, i got it for $40. I started to wax my board this year and its so worth it. I will be getting out boarding 3 times a week, for me to wax my board saves money and time.