I have officially been in Colorado for twenty years now. Working as a ski tech for more than half of them, I have used many, many different vises to wax thousands of skis and snowboards. So it goes that I like to keep all my boards hot waxed and ready to deploy.
Most ski vises are poor in quality and break or fall apart after a season or two. I have never used a vise that I would write home about until now. If you’re a ski tune fanatic like me, I suggest you take a look at the Eggbar.
The Eggbar vise can be mounted to almost anything. Mounted to a station board, the vise comes to life in a mobile, professional quality ski vise. I recommend mounting to a board so the vise can be clamped to any work bench, table or even a truck tailgate. Also the set-up could be switched from right to left handed. Storage options include being stored upright or on garage rafters.
Aluminum slider tracks offer instant adjustability to perfectly fit any length ski. The slider tracks offer the tail piece clearance for the wax build up that occurs over time during the tuning process. The tail piece slides right off to clean the board of the wax build up.
The subtle curves and unique geometry grab the ski tip and hold it like magic. Holding the ski firmly for the roughest scrape job you could dish out or detailed edge work from a day on the rocks. After two months of use at the ski shop, the grippy rubber bumpers on the ski side edges hardly show wear.
The Eggbar is a proud Montana USA made product. You can see the craftsmanship and quality materials from the first glance. This vise is strong, tough and simple, words to live by in my opinion.
In short, the Eggbar Vise H.O. adjusts instantly, can be mounted to practically anything and holds the ski securely — the perfect tool for the serious home practitioner or a small ski shop. The ease of use will have you tuning till the wee hours if you’re not careful.
I have been giving it a go for the past couple months and don’t want to return it. All in all, it’s my new vice.