Swix Ultimate Alpine Ski Tuning Kit

Closeouts. The all-in-one Swix Deluxe ski tuning kit has everything you need to tune your own skis in the convenience of your own home, including ski vice, file holder with file, waxing iron, wax, plexi scraper and brush.

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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by mracer02 from Ohio on Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    If you can get this at the closeout price, its well worth it. The iron and vice are more expensive to buy individually, let alone the other additions (wax, scraper, file, etc). All the tuning tools are on the small/compact side. Great for on the go, but may want to invest in better stuff down the road or if you plan on tuning multiple pairs of skis at once. Otherwise, great package for the price.
  • Reviewed by Bob from California on Thursday, March 06, 2014
    This was not as expected. I will return this to the store.
  • Reviewed by Alp-Skate skier from Washington on Thursday, January 02, 2014
    I purchased this kit along with a Swix waxing table and was very disappointed that the 2 supplied ski "vises" were really only ski rests, and were kind of useless, especially when you have to scrape wax or file, and need your ski's to be held firmly. The catalog picture cleverly has one of the kit's components blocking you're view of the "vises" so you can't tell what your getting. Note, there's only 2 end supports shown in the picture and that's all you get! The kit is basically missing the all important center vise! You could buy a Swix center vice for $75 or more but that's crazy expensive for what should have been included in the first place.

    The solution is to go to Harbor Freight and buy their clamp-on 6" Portable Carpenters Vise, for $19.99, or even less if you use one of their 20% off coupons. It's Harbor Freight's Item #95203, and without any modifications, it has the perfect dimensions to serve as the missing center vise and works great for all my family's ski's. The vise, grips onto your binding's base plates and everything is rock solid!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Chachi fonzarelli from Candia, nh on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
    Good starter kit. Vices should snap onto bindings for a more secure hold.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Falling Down the Mountain from Sunapee, NH on Wednesday, January 30, 2013
    The iron and vises are the reason to buy this kit if you can get it cheap ($80-100 range). The kit does not come with a middle clamp to support the ski in a flat position so keep that in mind when comparing options for purchase. The wax, guide, file, plexi scraper and brush are better than nothing but you will want to piece those together from another source.

    If the price is right the vise and iron are tough to beat.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ski and boarder from Quechee, VT on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    This was a gift and perhaps the buyer didn't realize how limited this package was. The instructions with the kit included many parts that were not included in this tune kit. The file is very basic and there was only one block of wax included. You'll need to suppliment this kit with other equipment to have a complete tune set-up.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Protonkid from Louisville KY on Wednesday, February 01, 2012
    This was best package at great price that included both a pair of vises and an iron. The edge tuner is just OK but definitely gets the job done. Could see picking up a better edge tuner and possibly another brush to supplement. The vises are easy to use and seem well made. The iron is basic but works great. Has a decent size block of wax, should be enough to wax 6-8 times.
    • Best Uses: Downhill, Racing
    • Describe Yourself: Intermediate
    • Pros: Adjustable, Great Construction, Lightweight
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by VT Skier from Killington, VT on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    If you're looking to start tuning your own gear, I'd suggest peace-mealing from local shops instead of buying this kit. While the ski vices work great (don't know what these other dudes are talking about...I ride a pair of Gotama's which are 108 under foot and they work great), a lot of the other equipment in this kit needs to be upgraded if you plan on improving your tuning abilities. File and holder are useless, and the brush is pretty small for larger and wider skis. In hindsight I should have just went to my local shop and bought from them. Not to mention they can give you some great insight into the tricks of the trade
    • Cons: Small brush, Useless file and holder
    • Describe Yourself: Expert
    • Pros: Decent ski vice, Nice bar of wax, Nice iron
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by race dad from Berkshires on Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    The kit sounds like it has it all, but in reality you are getting a 2 piece vice (not three) and basic iron, plastic scraper and on block of wax. The brush and edge-tool/file are pocket versions, and not really what you would use for tuning. Probably still a good deal, but you will still want to buy a full size file and brushes else where for home-tuning.
    • Best Uses: Downhill, Telemarking
    • Cons: Brush is pocket-size, File is pocket-sized
    • Describe Yourself: Advanced
    • Pros: Iron and vice
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by grunt skier from Harrietta, MI on Monday, January 23, 2012
    Easy to set up and use for a quick hot wax and edge tuning.
    • Best Uses: Downhill
    • Describe Yourself: Expert
    • Was this a gift?: Yes
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