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Old 09-18-2013, 01:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Side/Base Edging and Flattening

I been reading a lot about tuning in general. There's a lot of opinions going around and that makes it confusing for someone new like me. Of course this is the internet so there is a lot of wrong info out there.

-I have read that the adjustable edgers are not worth it because they are less accurate than the set ones.
-I have read that base flattening is not worth it since it doesn't beat the shop and therefore base edging doesn't matter that much either.

Sorry if I have a lot of misinformation but please someone set me straight!
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Best article I've read on tuning:

Tuning - The Carver's Almanac

Personally I'm suspicious of adjustable edgers but I suspect that a good quality one works fine. Most of the ones I see are cheap ones that come with "tuning kits", little bags of shiny trinkets you buy on EBay and then realize you should have bought the iron separately and then bought the proper tools from a shop one by one.

Not sure what you mean by base flattening, I am a firm believer in base structuring where grooves are ground into the base to promote water channeling under the board. Especially critical in spring.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry, I meant base grinding not flattening where they true the base. I have read that article, and it mentions how getting the base grinded would put grooves or channels in the base.
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I have read nothing but good things about the SKS Multi-edge tool though.

So, I purchased:
http://www.racewax.com/p-375-base-si...es-w-file.aspx

but... if I did want to spend the money, then us, I would get dedicated angle-specific side edge & base edge guides.
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I have read nothing but good things about the SKS Multi-edge tool though.

So, I purchased:
http://www.racewax.com/p-375-base-si...es-w-file.aspx

but... if I did want to spend the money, then us, I would get dedicated angle-specific side edge & base edge guides.
Haha that's the one I read isn't great. I'm guessing it works alright for you though if you don't feel the need to upgrade.
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SKS Multi Tuner Comments - Page 2

One the issues I can foresee for dedicated edge angle tools, is if you have magnetraction (or a copy of, which my Burton has "Frost Bite" edge), where a long edge guide & file may not be ideal.
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