Posted by Unknown on 15th May 2014
puts a much better edge on the blade than emery cloth. can shave the base with less pressure and do a much smoother job.
Posted by brian on 29th Nov 2013
Easier to use than the small green stone
Keep the steel blade sharp to avoid chatter
Posted by Steve Ghera on 25th Mar 2012
I use their Ski Sharp Edge tuning tool too. This Base Flattening & Structure tool is even easier to use that that one. Do read their web site's instructions - very helpful - before you start. It only took 2 or three passes (4-6 strokes per pass) down each ski to flatten and texture the ski. I used hardware store acetone to remove wax from base first. I'm a spring skier so I'm going to purchase the course texture stone.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Dec 2011
I never liked stone grinds. They were expensive and frequently my skis were really difficult to ski on after a new grind. With this tool, I never go get grinds any more, my skis work really well, and I save a lot of money. I am really happy with it. I do like the coarse stone more than the medium, it does more work when needed.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Oct 2011
Took a couple pairs of skis to get the hang of using this but once I did I'm happy with the results. I'm not trying to shave every tenth or hundredth, just want a ski that performs well. Definitely don't need to go beyond the medium grit stone unless you are removing a lot of material.