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brand, model, any other particulars? it would need to be at least somewhat portable or foldable. would i definitely want to buy the vices as well? i'm thinking of buying one for a christmas present. thanks for any input!
 

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If you have a garage or place to wax I would just buy a quality set of vices.

Portable benches are typically used by nordic skiers at a race venue for waxing day of the race. They're really heavy and over-priced for what you're getting. You can build something A LOT cheaper.

I just purchased a pair of North (made by Swix) vices from Evo. They easily attach to a deck railing, workbench or table. I've been super-impressed thus far with their durability, and for keeping the board stable while scraping and brushing wax.

 

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If you have a garage or place to wax I would just buy a quality set of vices.

Portable benches are typically used by nordic skiers at a race venue for waxing day of the race. They're really heavy and over-priced for what you're getting. You can build something A LOT cheaper.

I just purchased a pair of North (made by Swix) vices from Evo. They easily attach to a deck railing, workbench or table. I've been super-impressed thus far with their durability, and for keeping the board stable while scraping and brushing wax.

Wonder if they would connect to a tailgate?

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If you have a garage or place to wax I would just buy a quality set of vices.

Portable benches are typically used by nordic skiers at a race venue for waxing day of the race. They're really heavy and over-priced for what you're getting. You can build something A LOT cheaper.

I just purchased a pair of North (made by Swix) vices from Evo. They easily attach to a deck railing, workbench or table. I've been super-impressed thus far with their durability, and for keeping the board stable while scraping and brushing wax.

thanks for the response i'll check those out
 

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If you have a garage or place to wax I would just buy a quality set of vices.

Portable benches are typically used by nordic skiers at a race venue for waxing day of the race. They're really heavy and over-priced for what you're getting. You can build something A LOT cheaper.

I just purchased a pair of North (made by Swix) vices from Evo. They easily attach to a deck railing, workbench or table. I've been super-impressed thus far with their durability, and for keeping the board stable while scraping and brushing wax.

I can speak for the North vises, as I started using them last season with my old dining table in my garage. They work great and I never had trouble with them staying on the table or wiggling around, as long as I kept the clamp adjustments tight on the table. You can get them at several online retailers or shops.
I opted for just getting the vises vs. vises and a dedicated tuning table because of the necessity for space, cost-saving, and re-using of my old table from the bachelor days. Haha
 

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I use snowboard vices attached to a folding sawhorse with a wooden shelf affixed to it for the vices to clamp to. Much cheaper than the folding tuning benches available if you are looking for a portable setup. Adjustable in height, won't tip over, and also doubles as a sawhorse :) . The only drawback is the weight (steel sawhorse is made to hold serious weight -- so it is sturdy). I use this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/XDD-34-in-Adjustable-Folding-Sawhorse-SH3801/206261852
 
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