Not quite auto-tune, but close enough.
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does the job
it works. you gotta be careful cause it slips off the rail sometimes so the slower you go the better. its does what you need it to and is pretty simple to use. id recommend it to people who know what they're doing with board tuning
I notice that one side of the file has a...
I notice that one side of the file has a criss-cross pattern, the other side has a herring-bone pattern. Why the difference and what is the function of each?
I believe one diagonal side is for the first passes, and the other is to remove small burrs in a second pass
easy to use
this is super easy to use, the file is very coarse so you better have a stone of some verity to finish it up if you want to slide smoothly.
does this work for skies as well as...
does this work for skies as well as boards?
Hey there, yeah for sure! Just remember that this tool only tunes the side edge, not the base...
Very Nice Edge Tool!
Very versatile tool: Guides the stone for use at one of two angles. The stone can be adjusted to expose the desired width of stone to your edge. The stone can be changed out easily when it wears or you want a different amount of grit. Fits the hand nicely. Small enough to tuck in a pocket easily.
Great little tool
So easy to use. Every skier should own one or something very similar. We could all use a little tunage now and then.
Simple, easy, fast, inexpensive
I have one of these, have for a couple of seasons. It hasn't given me a durability problem, although I suppose I don't use it super-heavily. I love the simplicity - if I'm being good about keeping my skis tuned, I just hit each edge a couple of times with the finer side of the file, wax, and go. 2 degrees is the only angle I have a need for.
No Problems with this.
I've had this little tuner for 3 seasons and it hasn't let me down. I have not had any of the durability issues that a few of the previous reviewers have experienced. I would recommend tuning your edges before waxing. It's amazing how many people don't tune their board first. It's not the best edge tuner but it does the trick.
Is this a side and base bevel, or just a...
Is this a side and base bevel, or just a side bevel?
This will only do a side bevel.
Serves it purpose
Great little tool if you need a quick tune in a pinch. Durability has been an issue with me for many of dakine's products, and this one is no different. Holds up to light use, but shouldn't hold a center spot on your shop bench. True, if you don't have a great eye, this tool does make things easier than a plain file, but there are other products on the market that will serve you better.
Works great, not so durable
First, mine broke after a few uses. The plastic snapped on half on one side, allowing the file to simply fall out. I kept it in my closet when not in use and did not carry it with me, so I am inclined to believe it was poor construction. Some marine epoxy later (amazing stuff) and it works again. I filled a fair amount of the ribbing with the epoxy to strengthen it against future breakage.
That said, it works great. Much easier and more precise than a plain file, much less expensive than a professional edge tool. My edges are pristine now with very little work.
I can't wholeheartedly recommend it because it broke so easily, but when it does work it works well.
well all i got to say is....its self explained its very cheap and very simple in my opinion its worth more then what it sells for so i think its a must....yea ok great it dont got alot of options but who cares figure it cheaper to sharpen ur own edges 2 times and BAM it paid for its self i mean come on its 9$$$ to do ur edges where im at and it takes less then 5 min so do ur self a favor and pay ur self then 9 bucks for 5 min of labor and then u can charge ur friend 5 bucks and let them know ur quicker and more convient then the local shop also CHEAPER!!!
If you just want the basics this will get the job done. However, you really dont have too many options with 90 or 88 degrees. Some people prefer a broader range of bevel. I find that you have to keep adjusting the file, particularly while doing the bottom edge, or you will be tearing into the base of your board. Compared to more advanced files that pretty much do the same thing you cant beat the price.
Nice and Easy
great little tool, easy usage with it. Heads up if you use this after you wax, make sure to clean all the wax from your edges, it clogs the file up some. Other then that, great tool for the quick edge tune