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Old 02-21-2010, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone recommend a good waxing iron?

I kinda messed up my mom's iron already, lol
I'm looking for something that has some curvature on the bottom and w/o holes
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I have a Swix one I got from one of the Backcountry.com deal sites for like 30 some bucks. The DaKine and a few others are all basically the same exact iron just diff colors etc. DaKine and OBJ have complete kits with the iron as well.
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Here you go...the DaKine one is on sale at Backcountry for 27.96... DAKINE Adjustable Tuning Iron - USA from Backcountry.com

If that's what you're looking for.
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That looks like a good deal on an iron
but from reading the reviews it looks like it lacks precise temperature control...
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All of those chassis irons are the same. The rotary wheel is kinda janky but mine works fine and everyone I know who has one it works. The temp control gauge sometimes doesn't match actual temp too but I always adjust temp based on how it melts not a pre-set setting.
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The cheapest one you can find. Hot enough to melt the wax, but no hot enough to make it smoke. That's really all you need to accomplish. Shit ain't rocket science.
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I bought a iron at kmart for waxing. Cost me 9 bucks
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That looks like a good deal on an iron
but from reading the reviews it looks like it lacks precise temperature control...
You dont need that much precision. Mine works perfectly fine.

Guestimate on the dial based on the other numbers where the melting point of your wax is based on the # it gives you and start melting wax.

Use a white piece of paper or a paper towel or something to melt onto when you are first dialing it in if your unsure...
If it doesnt melt, turn it up. If it starts to blacken or smoke turn it down.

Then melt onto your board. If when spreading it around it doesnt spread out very easily turn it up a bit until it does.
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$6 at walmart...it's better than Dakines and Bakoda which I also own. Both of them are fine for all weather wax but when you get into the harder tech wax they're not hot enough to melt them. They're a waste of money...get a normal iron with adjustable temps and just make sure you dont burn the wax. And save yourself $30
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+8 for buying a cheap one from Target or Walmart. It'll cost much less and do the same as the snowboard specific ones.
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