- Swix T-75 XF
A ski and snowboard waxing iron with a compact design for ease of travel and a temperature range of 100°C to 150°C. 800 Watt, 110 Volt.
- Swix T-74 Sport
An all time favorite waxing iron from Swix with an adjustable thermostat control and temperature indicator light. Comes with a clip for attaching Fiberlene paper sheets, which are used when cleaning bases with a hot wax method, or applying cold waxes. 400 Watt, 110 Volt.
- Swix T-73 Racing
Ergonomic shape with film type heat element and extra thick plate for consistent temp. Angled bottom plate for easy wax application. 500 Watt, 110 Volt.
- Swix T-72 Digital - 12mm Thick Plate
A 12 mm plate gives optimal temperature stability. The iron is controlled by a micro processor and has digital temperature regulation. On the back, the heating plate has an angle to facilitate application of Cera F. Includes iron cover. 550 Watt, 110 Volt.
Ski Wax Iron Features vs Household Types
Many hot irons look alike and all give out heat, but there are many critical differences.
Ski wax irons generally have:
- a thicker heat plate for heat retention,
- more heating elements for a more consistent temperature,
- and precision thermostats for holding to wax type specific ranges.
Household irons don't retain heat well and quickly cool when in contact with a ski base that is at room temperature (not to mention getting wax stuck in those steam holes). They eventually heat up again, but will continue to have heat pulled out of them until the ski base sufficiently warms. The household type iron temperature will fluctuate widely in this heating and cooling cycle. People tend to turn up the heat in response to this fluctuation and run the danger of burning or otherwise damaging ski bases.
A proper ski wax iron is a relatively small investment when waxing those prize boards!