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Professional edging at your fingertips.
- Electrical tuner restores ski's side edges
- Spring-assisted diamond disk assures precise edging
- Interchangeable disc system with medium, or coarse options avaiable
- Disc with fine coarseness included
- 110 volt
- Item #SWI00B0
- Q & A
Really expensive discs
I ski 50+ days during a season and I like to maintain my skis instead of taking them to a shop. During these past years I used a file with an edge tool, which works well, provided you wear some gloves to protect your hands against the sharp edges.
I was intrigued by the Evo Pro Edge so I got one. With a 20% discount it makes the price a little easier to digest. I also ordered different coarseness discs to use with the machine. I know that ski equipment is expensive, but you don't realize how expensive it is until you look at how much you pay for the spare discs. The discs themselves are made of high quality ABS plastic, and the rounded diamond stone looks to be very precisely applied on top. However the stone is just 2mm in height, and with the Evo Pro tool rotating at high speed, a stone will likely be done after maybe 10-15 skis. Also consider that during a regular tune-up you use multiple discs, from the coarsest to the finest, so the costs increase substantially.
Overall a great idea, but the consumable spare discs need to be priced much lower for the tool to make sense. The spare discs need to be priced around $25 to compete with the regular 4" diamond stone that Swix sells (~$22).
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I demoed the Evo at a Swix clinic and was very impressed with how quickly I could turn some rusty edges into race finish, I'm talking a minute most a side. Now I'm not the most experienced tuner out there, but if you had to have a tool to get those skis and boards in shape after some neglect and at least enjoyed doing hot waxes, this purchase would pay for itself in a short amount of time over sending them to the pro shop - again only a minute a side for race finish!
East coasters and ice fans everywhere, this is for you!