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Ski edge shapening and sidewall question

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
My question is why is it important to remove sidewall edge lip to put an edge on a ski.

If a fix angle 87 degree edge guide is used with a sharp file why would it be necessary to trim back the sidewall a bit?

The file can cut metal easily and while doing that gets a white buildup from the sidewall. The sidewall seems to be
getting cut at the same time as the metal edge to 3 degrees. It seems the sidewall is removed without a problem so
why should sidewall be taken off with a sidewall cutter first?
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
I think it's that the edge cuts into the snow so the sidewall should be cut back at a more acute angle (or scoop) otherwise it will pressure the snow thus preventing the edge from fully engaging on hardpack.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@trouts2, Most sidewall material will clogg the file and stop it cutting so it needs to be trimmed back slightly. If your sidewall is being removed removed by your file and the file is still cutting the side edge properly then that's an exception rather than the rule.

If machine edging the cutter/belt often has enough enough grunt to remove the sidewall as well as the side edge but even they can get clogged etc.
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