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    Posted: Jan/03/2013 at 3:20pm
Hey guys,

Just wanted to see if anyone found if they will find a waxing/tuning iron for about 25-40 let me know. l'm looking to get new. if you find please pm me! THanks!
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  Quote CassinoNorth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2013 at 3:44pm
Most people here would tell you to just get an old iron and keep it on low heat, does the same thing basically. If you must find a real tuning iron, my Dakine has never let me down...but even I know its an unnecessary luxury. 
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  Quote gsrrr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2013 at 4:01pm
If you really want a specific snowboard/ski iron...


Or you can pick one up a regular iron from Target, K-mart, or Walmart that has holes for $5 but does the same thing. 
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  Quote Lux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2013 at 4:21pm
I am also looking for an iron and the Dakine iron looks quite nice. The only issue is that I can't find it in Canada. USA online retailers seem to have an aversion to shipping Dakine-branded products over the border. Are any other brands good, like Swix?
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2013 at 4:29pm
Originally posted by Lux

I am also looking for an iron and the Dakine iron looks quite nice. The only issue is that I can't find it in Canada. USA online retailers seem to have an aversion to shipping Dakine-branded products over the border. Are any other brands good, like Swix?

You can't find them even in US stores in Canada?
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  Quote SLUSHIE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2013 at 4:30pm
The Swix I have is the exact same as the Dakine.
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  Quote coolz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2013 at 4:48pm
Originally posted by gsrrr

If you really want a specific snowboard/ski iron...


Or you can pick one up a regular iron from Target, K-mart, or Walmart that has holes for $5 but does the same thing. 


good price, shipping kills it
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  Quote Lux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2013 at 4:52pm
What do you guys think of the Toko T14 digital wax iron?
It seems like a somewhat higher end iron.
Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo

You can't find them even in US stores in Canada?
In short, picture any US retailer that you know of: they probably have no presence in Canada; and if they do, the prices are going to be stupid in spite of parity of the Canadian Dollar. The logic behind American business policy is beyond my understanding. I can try to shop on E-bay if I'm desperate to get something but I will still be spending $20 to $40 more to ship it across the border.
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  Quote GoldDragon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2013 at 5:21pm
So what all does that tuning iron do?
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2013 at 6:14pm
i'm sure it's nice but just get the t8 it will do everything you need it to do last a long time mines on it's second season off full shop use and still going strong and it's much cheaper.
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  Quote derbytownjoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2013 at 11:22pm
Originally posted by vicente

i'm sure it's nice but just get the t8 it will do everything you need it to do last a long time mines on it's second season off full shop use and still going strong and it's much cheaper.

im a fan of the T8 iron, with the little ridges in the sole of the iron, the wax gets spread a bit easier. 
the sole is nice and thick and keeps a really nice constant temp. 

personally cant see the need for the high-end toko digitals unless you need em for race-specific stuff.....

and the T8 is only slightly more expensive than the swix/sks/dakine iron....

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  Quote belleayre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 1:45am
Originally posted by gsrrr

If you really want a specific snowboard/ski iron...


Or you can pick one up a regular iron from Target, K-mart, or Walmart that has holes for $5 but does the same thing. 

It doesn't do it as well and you should have a radius on the edge of the iron so that you're not pushing the wax off, as well as better temperature control. The cost is insignificant over a few seasons of use.
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  Quote GoldDragon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 6:28am
That doesn't answer my question..
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  Quote derbytownjoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 6:30am
if you dont know what i wax/tuning iron does....

you REALLY need to do some research.....

the name pretty much says it all "hot wax iron"
sometimes called just wax or tuning iron
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  Quote julius77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 7:28am
I think it may be worth it to spend a bit more than $25-40, and get a really nice iron. The cheaper irons are less consistant with temperature. It seems easier and less frustrating with a solid consistant iron.
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  Quote MTpow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 7:38am
go to your local thrift shop and spend <$5 on an iron.. temperature consistency isn't that big of deal.. as long as your wax isn't smoking as its dripping onto your board its fine.  I set mine on low.  I've had the same thrift store iron for probably almost 15 years and it still makes me go fast....
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  Quote haiv143 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 7:42am
I got SWIX sport T74 waxing iron. It's got nice even heat distribution. Works great. I didn't know they cost $100 retail, I got it for $12 brand new from a goods store that buys damaged shipping stuff (the temp knob was missing, but nothing i cant fix!) You got one of those shops around town?

Before owning the swix I've used a cheapo normal iron (with holes) from walmart for $7 for a couple of years. works almost the same but you invest more time to get the wax nicely distributed but it doesn't distribute heat evenly. works but not as good.
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 10:30am
it is true regular iron is the same, but it just takes alot more time to evenly distribute the wax. depends what price  you put on your time
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 10:33am
Originally posted by Lux


In short, picture any US retailer that you know of: they probably have no presence in Canada; and if they do, the prices are going to be stupid in spite of parity of the Canadian Dollar. The logic behind American business policy is beyond my understanding. I can try to shop on E-bay if I'm desperate to get something but I will still be spending $20 to $40 more to ship it across the border.

Hmm I saw a lot of US stores in BC when I went up to Whistler.  Isn't Toronto close enough to the border to just cross it to buy from the US?
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  Quote rye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 1:39pm
Well us isn't far, maybe 2hr drive to buffalo. But considering buffalo having nothing, only thing there is dick sport or another 1hr to a small mountain 
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  Quote Lux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 6:14pm
Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo

Hmm I saw a lot of US stores in BC when I went up to Whistler.  Isn't Toronto close enough to the border to just cross it to buy from the US?
Ignoring everything you just said, when are you gonna come ride with me huh?! We can be Flux buddies and do presses and stuffs while holding hands Smile hahah

But really, anyway, I'm trying to support a local shop by buying everything snowboard-related through them. It's already cost me quite a bit since it's far from cheap ($70 more for my bindings compared to USA price) but I'll try to special order a Toko iron through them. Most of my friends who ride try to save a few bucks by ordering online, so the small shops always get pinched out.
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  Quote Muse25 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 10:50pm
Have you checked ebay? Saw a dakine iron for $40
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 11:02pm
Used mine cheap ol' iron for 3 seasons now. Wax bout after 10 days of riding. Running like a champ...maybe I am the champ...ummm.
Get a goodwill iron. It'll be fine.
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  Quote gunda pickle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2013 at 3:20am
Originally posted by 2zz

....Get a goodwill iron. It'll be fine.



I 2nd that. It probably would cost you a dollar.
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  Quote rye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2013 at 7:35am
well l actually have a regular iron i use already, just dont find it that efficient, although l like my board, l think my time is a pretty penny also 
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