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Swix FX Waxing Iron


    Swix FX Waxing Iron

    The Swix FX waxing iron is compact and lightweight, and features a broad base plate for working on skis and snowboards.

    • $43.95

    Item # 792993

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    • Designed for snowboards and freeride skis, the Swix FX waxing iron features a wide surface to efficiently apply wax to today's wide products
    • Control light comes on and off regularly to indicate that the temperature is being properly maintained
    • Control knob makes it easy to dial in the temperature to melt your wax without sending it up in smoke
    • Built-in heel rest lets you position the iron to cool when you're finished
    • 850W element offers temperatures between 100° and 150°C
    • Weighs approximately 23 oz.


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    Rated 3.8462/5 based on 13 reviews
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromMax Temp 125 deg F Ordered this online. When I received it I checked it with an infrared thermometer since I wouldn't be using it until next ski season. With the temperature set to maximum the thermometer only read 125 F. Will be returning.
    Date published: 2012-04-04
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromYou Get What You Pay For... I used to Alpine race and have used many wax irons in many price ranges. This product confirms that you get what you pay for. The only good things that I can say about it is that it's inexpensive and that the base has a fairly wide profile that is nice with wide skis. The bad... *Very thin aluminum base making it very difficult to regulate the temperature *The base it very rough. So much so that wax tends to burn on the base and it creates "drag" while waxing. It should have been polished and it annoyed me enough to polish it myself. *Temperature is labeled in Celsius...Not a deal breaker but for me, annoying Bottom line for me is, for a very recreational skier,snowboarder that waxes a few times a season. It'll work, not well, but will work. I doubt that for anyone who waxes regularly that this will last very long. It is now made durably. If I had paid full price I would have returned it and spent more on a higher end iron. On clearance, I'll get my use out of it.
    Date published: 2011-03-25
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromPerfect for skis..... It is more difficult to use when waxing a snowboard. But, as soon as I waxed a ski, it worked perfectly. So, for the price, it's a good iron. For snowboards, I'll have to shop around for a heavier duty one that provides more consistent heating to consistently melt the wax. If you're just waxing skis & snow blades... this is perfect. Snowboards... keep shopping or have a lot more patience.
    Date published: 2013-01-28
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromDoes the job. The Iron's temp setting dial is difficult to see well enough to be as precise as the wax calls for but I managed and felt it worked well albeit this is the first time I've ever used a waxing iron of any sort. I'd also have liked some hints on preping the ski before ironing (how to best remove old wax etc.) & dripping the melted wax off the corner of the iron. None the less I felt the IRON PERFORMED VERY WELL FOR ITS INTENDED PURPOSE
    Date published: 2013-02-22
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromWorks well The iron did a good job of melting and spreading different waxes. I used it to wax 4 sets of skis (a pair for everyone in my family) in one session. The iron maintained a steady temperature and was easy to use.
    Date published: 2012-04-02
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromAwesome Iron! The best iron for the money out there. Same as the one we use in the ski shop I worked in but less $$$.
    Date published: 2009-11-12
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGREAT Iron - awesome price! The deal of the year - found a shop quality iron at a super price... love it!
    Date published: 2009-11-18
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromgreat product great [rice needed to wax my board as i was heading on a weekend trip in a day, bought an waxing iron at another store for 30$ which didnt even melt the wax. Returned it and bought this at REI. Great iron for the price, gets the job done and seems sturdy enough to last me awhile
    Date published: 2010-02-10

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