I’ve been mounting ski bindings for what, 40 years!? And some guy the other day had the nerve to ask me if I was using a #3 Phillips instead of a pozi screwdriver when I shared that I’d had some trouble placing and extracting fasteners. Well, I’d no sooner touch a pozi screw with a Phillips as I would touch my left foot with a red hot branding iron.
But my momentary mentor did make another point that hit closer, that being I’d been drilling my ski holes too small in a metal topskin, and that epoxy isn’t _always_ necessary. I’ll admit I was lazy. Thanks be to mentor I’ve mended my errant ways. I whipped up an order from Slidewright for a few 4.1 mm specialized ski drilling bits, a small bottle of not-epoxy, and some high quality epoxy for when I do want to resin set my fasteners.
Most years I also buy a few ski tooling items for Christmas presents. Every skier I know can use a new high quality pozi screwdriver — they wear out. Likewise, ski wax is always appreciated and if the person is a do-it-yourselfer she can always use epoxy, driver-drill pozi inserts, and ski drill bits. Check Slidewright for all items for super fast service and very helpful if you need to contact with questions. Get crazy and buy yourself a base welder, you deserve it, or perhaps you just plain need it?