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10-26-2014 12:55 PM
radiomuse210 I use a $7 iron from walmart. Works just fine, have never experienced smoking or anything - it doesn't have many holes, just a few around the top, but I don't think they make a difference anyway. Mine is set right on the line that separates wool and cotton.




Edit: Just realized this was an old thread brought back from the dead. Whoops.
10-24-2014 11:23 PM
GunsN I have bought Burton iron just now

Burton Hot Stick Iron Australian 230 Volt Black White New | eBay

I think it is good iron, I have bought this one because I need 230V
01-10-2013 10:00 AM
Theboardroom360
Iron temp

I have literally just waxed my board with a normal clothing iron and it worked a treat! Start on a low temp (nylon/silk) and progressively move up to the wool mode and it should be absolutely fine. Just don't let the wax smoke!

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01-12-2011 09:57 AM
david_z
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Originally Posted by NWBoarder28 View Post
I think that whoever started the myth that holes on irons for waxing are bad just wanted to sell more waxing irons. The holes have never caused any smoking for me at least, and really, they are a non-issue IMO.
Damnit... they convinced me

Sincerely,

proud owner of a Swix FX
01-12-2011 09:29 AM
PanHandler Mini Crafting Iron-Assorted Colors*: irons & accessories*: sewing & quilting*: Shop | Joann.com

$10 at joanns.
01-12-2011 09:06 AM
Hurricane
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Originally Posted by NWBoarder28 View Post
I think that whoever started the myth that holes on irons for waxing are bad just wanted to sell more waxing irons. The holes have never caused any smoking for me at least, and really, they are a non-issue IMO.
Same here I've never had any issues with the holes collecting wax or anything. I'm a budget boarder, I'll stick with my cheapo walmart iron.
01-11-2011 07:47 PM
veazer
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Originally Posted by Leo View Post
Now to find a makeshift wax bench in my garage. I refuse to purchase vices and stuff. I just don't feel like I need to go that far lol.
5 Gallon buckets work really well... Loosen your bindings, but don't take them allll the way off, then flip over the board, put em in the buckets. I put the buckets on folding chairs too, but recently i just put a block of wood under one side of the board and went no buckets. worked fine. Ultimately the key to a good wax job is patience, and letting the wax cool/harden for a long while b4 scraping. I normally let it sit for a full day.

OT: I have a burton waxing iron... got it because it was on closeout and cheaper than the others. ($30? maybe? i 4get) Only thing bad about conventional clothes iron is the lack of temp. controls being made specifically for waxing. Holes =/= problem.
01-11-2011 05:15 PM
Gskellig I actually read an article in snowboarder magazine about using a heated up frying pan, as long as its smooth on the bottom.
I've used a clothes iron before. Try to get one without (or with less) holes. The travel one would be a good idea. Most important thing: KEEP IT MOVING. Just like with clothes, keeping it on the same spot too long is what can cause damage. (Even so, you shouldn't run into any problems)
01-11-2011 03:04 PM
Leo
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Originally Posted by NWBoarder28 View Post
I think that whoever started the myth that holes on irons for waxing are bad just wanted to sell more waxing irons. The holes have never caused any smoking for me at least, and really, they are a non-issue IMO.
Makes me want to grab an old iron now :P

Oh well, I already bought one recently anyway. Now to find a makeshift wax bench in my garage. I refuse to purchase vices and stuff. I just don't feel like I need to go that far lol.
01-11-2011 03:01 PM
NWBoarder I think that whoever started the myth that holes on irons for waxing are bad just wanted to sell more waxing irons. The holes have never caused any smoking for me at least, and really, they are a non-issue IMO.
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