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Swix Edger 2x2

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    Fine tune your ski and snowboard edges with the Swix Edger 2x2.

    The Swix Edger 2x2 is a pocket-sized hero. Use the Swix Edger to sharpen the base and side edges of your skis or snowboard when you're on the mountain. It allows you to file your side edge to 87 and 88 degrees, and the base edge to 0.5 and 1 degree.

    • Item #SWI0240

    Tech Specs

    Side Edge Bevel
    87 deg, 88 deg
    Base Edge Bevel
    0.5 deg, 1 deg
    Recommended Use
    ski and snowboard maintenance, edge grip
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Doesnt hold a steady angle

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This tool is fine for using to do touch ups on the slope, but if you eant to get a good consistent angle all along the edge you need one of the more expensive edgers. This one wobbles back and forth too much. I should have just paid more for a larger, better tool to start with. Now I will be paying twice.

    Simple, does its job

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    As a park skier i usually like my edges as dull as a speech from Mitt Romney. However i do like keeping my contact points at the tip and tail relatively sharp to hold an edge on icy jumps. This little tool gets a sharp edge in just a few swipes. I only use the vertical sidewall position and its great

    Starter Pocket Edger

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This edger is better in theory than it is in practice. The file is super sharp, but a bit small. The edger has a few angles you can use, but it takes some fiddling to get it set up. Overall the item is small, which is great for travel but not for dedicated tuning.

    For me, the deciding factor is going to be the file. If the file stays sharp then I'll be happy, but if the file quickly dulls and wears out then I'll be looking for a replacement.

    Ben
    brabinowitz@backcountry.com
    801-746-7564

    Good enough for a guy like me

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Never have edged my own gear before I got this. It was cheap, simple, and works fine. It took a second to realize how to switch the sharpening blade from one position to the other, but it was super easy going once I figured that out. This helped scrape off rust and goobers and got my edge nice and sharp.

    Basic tuning tool, bad instructions

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I have only used the tool 1 time so far and must say it does tune side and base edges fairly well. But it definitely could use some instructions. Also the file is VERY difficult to pull out when it is in the base edge position.

    Adequate for the job

      That's basically it. It tunes. It's nothing spectacular, but it works for the mini shop set up in my dorm room. It certainly suffices when I have my friends come over with their hands full of gear that need tuning. Swix doesn't make awful products. This will get the job done.

      Just go my 2x2 Swix Edger - no instructions?

        I have my Swix 2x2 edger, but the instructions are very poor. Not sure which degree is up or down if I want a 2 degree edge? Do I have the 88 up or down?

        The picture on back is very poor and the only example given, which doesn't show if the file direction arrow is the same direction I file or the opposite?

        Is there any better instruction?

        MUST HAVE

          A MUST HAVE for boarders that keep their boards for more than one season and don't have the money to pay $10 each time they want sharp edges. With different options of angles to sharpen your edge, this sharpener is just as important as having gloves on the slopes.

          Unanswered Question

          Swix site indicates 88 or 89* edge angles....

          Swix site indicates 88 or 89* edge angles. The model on their site is TA3001 and looks like this one. The Swix site doesn't have another model that looks like this one. Please confirm that this one is 87* or 88* side edge capable.

          Let's just say I want a 2 degree side edge...

          Let's just say I want a 2 degree side edge - I want the 88 degree setting for that. Do I have the '88' embossed on the tool facing ME or facing towards the SKI BASE? - in the case of the latter, I would be looking at the '89' in order to get the 88 setting on my edge. Kind of important, and apparently everyone knows the correct way to do this except me. The tool works great, but I need to know what angle I'm getting. Not good to turn 1's into 2's and vice-versa.

          I don't have this problem with the base edge settings - just stick the file in the correct hole, and everything else is impossible to screw up. For race skis, I keep the sides at 3 degrees, and it's a shame they don't sell a 3/4 degree 2x2 tool with the same base edge angles, but this is still really useful to have around, and anything I have uses .5 or 1 for the base edge....

          thanks for the help!

          Best Answer

          While I don't own this specific tool, I personally have a lot of experience with these types of tools and will impart some knowledge. First to answer your question, you are correct; you would insert the file into the side you want, 88/89; or 1 or 2 degrees of bevel you would place the file on the 88 side which would also be the side placed toward the ski/snowboard; thus you would be looking at the 89 for an 88 degree side edge. Always make sure you try to stick to the factory bevels, otherwise this file alone isn't sufficient to properly cut a new angle and will result in poor edge tuning. There is some science behind edge angles and basically it’s to tune the amount of grip or bite and slip that the edges provide/allow in different conditions. The base edge bevel makes a ski more forgiving and the edges less sticky. The side edge bevels only purpose is to change the sharpness of the edge. Race techs will impart new angles multiple times a day, using many different files, stones, tools, etc., in addition to changing the bevel along the entire contact edge, to adjust for conditions. Don't forget that the file in this tool probably only cuts one way, thus the direction pointer on top of the tool shows which cutting direction to place the file in the tool and drag it for filing. Also always tune from tip to tail and never rub file back and forth, always a one way motion, pick up and restart...

          The answer below has it spot on. You could also check out

          http://wwwswixschool.com

          for some videos or

          http://www.swixsport.com/eway/default.aspx?pid=278&trg=MainContent_6179&MainContent_6179=6155:0:24,2988

          for some written instructions.

          How do u use this tool?

          How do u use this tool?

          Put your ski on a vice so the edge is facing up. If you do not have a vice then hold the ski strongly with your other hand so the edge is facing the ceiling (the side of the your ski - the base should not be pointing to the ceiling). Hold the tool in your right hand and stroke the edge hard enough that a needle size metal particles come out of the tool. It will take you a few times to get a hang of it, but once you see the needle particles come out you are doing it right. Also, try drawing on the edge with a Sharpie Permanent marker so you can see the progress you have made on the edge.

          I have the Swix edger 2x2. Once my base...

          I have the Swix edger 2x2. Once my base and edge bevels are set, what should I use to keep the edge sharp? I saw that Swix offers the "carving kit 1" that includes square inserts that look like diamond stones with the edger 2x2. I assume they fit into the edger 2x2. However, I can't seem to find them sold separately. I've been using the less abrasive side of the Swix dual-sided pocket stone to fine-tune/sharpen my edges before waxing, but it's difficult to control the angle. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

          The stone is meant to be used before sharpening the edges to remove burrs in the edges. Nothing will keep your edges sharp other than avoiding ice and rocks. You just need to tune them periodically, which is what this tool is for. The diamond stone inserts are just regular diamond stones which fine tune and smooth the remaining tiny burrs the pocket stone leaves behind. So the order you use them is; pocket stone, diamond stone, then the edger.

          Are the degree options for both edge &...

          Are the degree options for both edge & base just a personal preference, or is there a preferred angle for icy/granular (New England) skiing?

          3 side and .5 base will have you hooking up on that Killington boilerplate just great, but they won't stay sharp all that long. Less acute angles don't get dull as quickly - 2 side and 1 base is probably fine - keep your edges free of burrs and give them a light once over with this tool or a similar tool with a diamond stone every couple of times out. Use a nice stiff ski that's good in that stuff - an all-mountain or "beer league" GS race ski with a 17-20m radius. You want something tighter turning than 22m (older) or 27m (newer) GS skis, that way they'll still be decent on the steep bump runs. You'll never get any edge hold with fat skis - leave those at home unless it just snowed and wasn't windy afterward, which is about twice a year anywhere in NE... Ice is fast and a blast with the right planks.