In one my first ever posts, I talked about waxing your snowboard and how you go about doing that and with what equipment. Hopefully you read that post (and if not, feel free to go back and read it after this review), but in this post I would like go over some of the best snowboard wax irons you can purchase and what makes them an excellent purchase.
If you are anything like me, you want to make an educated purchasing decision when it comes to buying your snowboard tuning gear. So let’s get started and hopefully you will leave this post armed and ready with the information and knowledge you need to make a confident purchasing decision.
And the best part about waxing irons is that they are very affordable! Based on my humble opinion I have compared and reviewed three different waxing irons below at differing price points. Thanks for reading.
Swix T73 Ski and Snowboard Waxing Iron (High End)
Cost on Amazon: $125 or less
- Wax Iron featuring a film type heating element which makes the iron warm up quickly and evenly.
- 110 volts
- 8mm base plate insures quality and holds heat accurately
- Compatible for skis or snowboards
- Holds up for multiple waxes
- Temp Ranges from 212 to 329 F
- Angled dial control heating plate for easy application control
- One year manufacturers warranty
It’s important to consider a few things that are covered by this iron. You want to make sure that first and foremost, your iron gets warm and stays warm…but not too warm. So heat control is key. This one has that.
Also, you want ease of waxing with your iron and with the angled dial control heating plate you also get that.
Lastly, you also want an iron that can hold up to multiple waxes since you will be using this tool for hopefully years to come. Obviously you want an iron that is compatible to your snowboard or skis if you feel like get some big fat powder skis after a snow dumping!
You won’t be disappointed with this one.
Overall rating I’d give is 4.7 out of 5 stars!
Dakine 110V Adjustable Tuning Iron, Green (Middle of the road)
Cost on Amazon: $60
- Stainless Steel
- Adjustable temp control
- Beveled edges for smooth iron control and movements
- Used best with Dakine hot Waxes
Pros for this one are that it warms up quickly and regulates the temperature nicely. It is small and can be stored easily and taken on ski or board trips. It’s hot enough for flourinated waxes or ordinary hydrocarbon waxes. Hotplate has rounded edges which moves the wax evenly on the base of the board.
Cons would be that the dial is fussy and can be hard to move and read. This iron can also take a long time to cool off as well. It also has reports of it breaking after only one year, but if you take care of it I think it can last much longer than that.
Overall, I’d give this one a 4 out of 5 stars
Swix T75110Xf Iron 120V (Low End)
Cost on Amazon: $35
- Real Wax Iron at a great price!
- Adjustable temperature gauge works with all temps of wax
- Best iron to start waxing with
- Durable Design
This was my first waxing iron that bought and still use today! (I’ve owned it for almost 10 years)
It is cheap, but very durable and gets the job done! I think the only downside with this one that newer and more expensive irons have is a temperature control. I am always finding myself having to adjust the temp on this iron to make sure it is not too hot or too cold for the wax I am using. Also, the dial is a bit fussy and can be hard to move and read, HOWEVER, for the price, you can’t beat it!!
Overall, I’d give this one a 4.5 out of 5 stars
It’s conclusive, you really should get an iron for waxing
I don’t care what kind of snowboard wax iron you get. Here are three options above. And if these are not enough for you, there are many other options you can look through and purchase.
One thing I would say, and this will be echoing my past post about waxing irons, is that you really should get a dedicated waxing iron that is made for waxing. Using a regular clothes iron just doesn’t cut it the same way a snowboard or ski waxing iron does.
If you end up going for one of these listed here, that’s great! If not, no worries. I just wanted to provide some info and input on ones you might want to purchase.
The great thing too, is that you can get an iron when you are first beginning to wax your own board and see how it goes, then upgrade or change to a different one when you are more advanced at riding and tuning your own board.
Please feel free to leave a comment or question below and I will get back to you. Otherwise, I’ll see you out on the mountain!
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