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Question Waxing irons???

Hey this is my first year with my own board and i will most likely be going around 4 to 5 times a week and i was thinking it would be alot cheaper to wax my own board. Does anyone know a good wax iron thats not too expensive??
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Get the low end swix or dakine irons, they are basically the same and work just fine
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I purchased a Kuu Iron Maiden for a decent price $49.99 CDN.

So far so good.

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I purchased a Kuu Iron Maiden for a decent price $49.99 CDN.

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that looks dead on the dakine one but its 20 dollars more
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that looks dead on the dakine one but its 20 dollars more
Yep. Looks exactly like the Dakine one I have. The Dakine I have was $35 and the local shop and it works great.
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Just get the Dakine super tune kit. It's got sharpening and bevel tools, the Iron, and everything you need except a good brush.

They cost about $80 usd, or $130 cdn. Its a good kit to get you started.
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My first iron was a cheap $10 job from Walmart. It worked just fine for over a year! I now use a small iron that's probably from the 70's. I picked it up at a flea market for $1!
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My first iron was a cheap $10 job from Walmart. It worked just fine for over a year! I now use a small iron that's probably from the 70's. I picked it up at a flea market for $1!
QFT. My waxing iron is also a $10 iron from Walmart. Works fine and has been going strong for the past 3 seasons. Why spend over $30?
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The reason why I switched from a cheapo iron to a waxing iron is because many waxes have a temperature that they are optimally applied at, which is hard to determine when using a normal iron. It is also hard to find a normal iron without holes, and they eventually get residual wax in them which makes cleanup and switching between waxes harder to do. So after 4-5 years of using a normal iron, I invested in a waxing iron and am much happier at the end of it.
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I'm also part of the Walmart club. I paid $12! I think I got ripped!
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