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Edge tuning angles + files

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
spyderjon wrote:
@R1DSO, it's folly to own edging tools but not take them away with you. An alu-oxide stone in your pocket/backpack would allow you to dress off that damage straightaway or back at base in the evening, as well as remove any general skiing burrs/rock dings throughout the week.

Just use your alu-ox on the base edge. The remaining scratches are too deep to be polished out with a diamond so don't even try. Most of that burr has been raised on the side edge anyway.


I definitely will take edging tools next trip. I contemplated it, but the fact that my ski sidewalls needed planning stopped me. And I was in the frame of mind that they'd be used for sharpening (which I could do without) vs repairing the damage I picked up.

Useful to hear re only using the alu oxide stone on the base edge to remove the burrs. Thank you. I was assuming I'd need to file down the edges until I got them looking like new again. But, I guess some of these dings are too deep and I can only remove the burrs, leaving a couple of (smoother) dents in the edges.
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