The SkiSharp tool includes a pair of hard chromed laser cut files, a brass cleaning brush and a tuning stick. The recommended Green and Ceramic stones are not included with the tool but are available separately.
- This is one of our most popular edge tuning tools, because it is extremely accurate and easy to use.
- Sharpens or polishes side and base edges simultaneously making tuning a breeze!
- Base and side angles are independantly adjustable from 0° to 3° in 1/4° increments.
- Simple and effective two-stone sharpening/polishing system using Green and Ceramic stones (sold seperately).
- The Ski Sharp is very compact, great for travel tuning or leaving up at the hill or cabin.
- The SkiSharp tool includes a pair of hard chromed laser cut files, a brass cleaning brush and a tuning stick. Optional (and recommended) stones are available separately.
- The SkiSharp uses specifically sized file and stone inserts, descriptions of types and uses listed below.
- For important information on using the Ski Sharp, click here.
- Tool and stones made in the USA.
OPTIONAL/REPLACEMENT STONES AND FILES:
- Use this stone first.
- Aggressive silicone carbide sharpening stones.
- Use them in place of files to sharpen edges without removing excessive material.
- Great for removing work hardened metal on new ski edges.
- Finish with the ceramic stones.
- Sold as a pair.
- Use this stone second.
- Ruby ceramic polishing stones remove burrs, polish and hone edges.
- Use after the Green Stones for perfectly finished edges.
- Sold as a pair.
- Replacement files for Ski Sharp.
- Hard chromed and laser cut for long life and clean cuts.
- Sold as a pair.
Using the Ski Sharp Tool (the basic version)
- Set your desired bevel angles on the tool.
- The tool comes with a set of files, use these to set your angles initially, or to change angles if desired, after that hide them away and use the Green and Ceramic stones to maintain your edges. Using the files too often removes more material than required and shortens the lifespan of your skis. Of course use them if the edges really need a freshening up, just don't use 'em all the time.
- Insert the Green Stones and address the edges, shlightly overlapping strokes work best. The Green stones are aggressive and create a sharp edge without removing alot of material.
- Insert the Ceramic Stones and address the edges, again using overlapping strokes (tip to tail or tail to tip, doesn't matter). The Ceramic Stones polish and hone the edges, making them faster on the snow and more durable.
- You're done...go ski!
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The SkiVisons system works really, really well. It is easy to use and highly effective. I saw a prior review about the Ski Sharp Edge Tuning Tool breaking too easily. This has been true. However, the new ones I have seem like they are built more durably.
I've used this for a couple years on skis, race skis, snowboards. I have the included metal files as well as the recommended ceramic files. Having had other hand sharpeners, this is far superior. Highly recommend watching all his videos and get his downloadable instructions and tuning hints. I have not the problems some other reviewers mentioned - the tool is not flimsy, it doesn't break when dropped (it might if dropped a couple dozen feet onto cement who knows), it doesn't leave marks on the base (I recommend sharpening before waxing so you have a fresh, correctly structured base without any effect of the tool).
The adgustments are easy and seem close enough to actual angles. Easy to use. Need to have flat bases, shaved sidewalls, and edges that are level or higher than the bases, or this tool won't work (expected). Overall nice due to the ease of use, but the plastic of this tool scratches the bases much more than I expected. It should have been flat instead or with ridges that leave rather substantial grooves behind them.
I think I prefer using a long file or stone on a proper metal angle adapter than this tool, especially if the edges need a bit more work than just a touch-up.
This tool dramatically reduced the time it takes to tune my families skis by working both the base and edge at the same time. My daughters both race at the national level and I do all their tuning with this tool. Regarding the "flimsy" comment, there is no need to gorilla tighten the thumb screws. The support from Ski Visions and Tognar has been excellent as well.
I've had two of these and found that they break far too easily... eventually cracks just by tightening the thumb screw. If dropped once, it shatters. It works while it lasts, but not for long. Despite other strong reviews, look elsewhere until SkiVisions uses ABS or other more resilient plastic.
The cutting tools are easy to manipulate to expose clean cutting surfaces.
If you are looking for one tool to perform all edge tuning, this is it; it performs exactly as described, and is fast and accurate and easy to use. If you get both sets of stones and the files, you will find that you don't need any of your old tools anymore, because it is faster to just use this system. Be sure to get the redressing tool, because it is needed to keep the stones in like-new condition.
My daughter has started racing, and I could see the expense of tuning her skies adding up. After researching for a Tuning kit, I stumbled across Ski Visions tools. WOW!! I can't say enough about this tool. After working on her skies for 10 minutes, even her coaches were impressed with how sharp the edges were for a race this past weekend.
I then used it on my 10 year old skies, and it has brought the edges back to life!! And this is after having the ski shop tune them twice already. Read all the info and watch the videos as there is some Great information on tuning the skies. I bought all of the tools and stones knowing I can now do a better job tuning our skies than the ski shop!
On a side note, several other parents saw how easy it was for me to sharpen the edges, and they were going to buy the tool also!
wow. this has saved me a lot of time. it sharpens the base and edges at the same time. the system uses two files or stone rather than more like I used to do. I recommend you watch his videos. there's a lot more instruction than the text description on his website. learned a ton from this guy