What’s the best snowboard wax iron? Let’s review a few!

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

Description:

  • 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

Description:

  • 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

Description:

  • Real Wax Iron at a great price!
  • Adjustable temperature gauge works with all temps of wax
  • Universal
  • 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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Comments

  1. Hi Kory,

    I like the was iron choice you presented in your article.

    I do snowboard for about 15 years and I am a snowboard instructor with CASI ( Canadian Association Of Snowboard Instruction) 

    From level 2, we learned how to set up our equipment very precisely to what we are looking for and that included how to wax the board. I used to ride back east in the Quebec province and there with the cold we had to mix different wax for the  cold condition. 

    The actual was Iron I have is the Swix T73 and I love it.

    As you said, it is nice to adjust the temperature of your Iron and this one offer that possibilities. 

    Thanks for your article,

    Cheers,

    Mathieu 

    1. Awesome! Thanks, Mathieu for your comments! Its always great to hear other riders (and instructors such as yourself) who have used some of the gear or have experience with the equipment say that they love it since I am reviewing in my humble opinion!

      Let me know if there are any other questions I can help answer or any other articles you think you would like to see published.

      Cheers,

  2. Sometimes it is too hard for me to decide what things I should spend my money on, I am always looking for articles like this in order to get some ideas about what’s better for me. I really enjoy your post it was very informative. Now I know what snowboard wax iron to purchase. 

    I really appreciate your help

    1. So glad I can help with your purchasing decisions, Fredery! Let me know if there are any other questions I can help answer for you!

  3. Thank you so much for this article, it has been really helpful. I have always buy the wrong snowboarding gear, they usually do not last up to a month. I am glad to have come across your article i believe I now have the knowledge to choose the right snowboarding gear. I will definitely share this post with my friends i believe this will really help them. Thank you for this article once again.

    1. Awesome! Thanks so much for the feedback, Oloyede3. You definitely want your gear that you’ve spent good money on to last! Please let me know if there are any other questions I can help answer as you embark on your snowboarding journey!

  4. I know absolutely nothing about snowboarding other than it looks awesome!  I have always been envious of those that are great at something that is not really a year-round sport, unless you live somewhere that caters to it.

    It makes sense to wax the board, but a wax iron?  Wow, mind blown.  I like that you give opinions on options that you are familiar with, and even state that you still own and use the low end wax iron.  That means that durability is not always a large price to pay!

    I would have to say that I am now going to be researching more on the overall process of snowboarding because of this post.  Just the idea of a wax iron makes me think that there is a lot more technical stuff linked to an awesome looking sport.

    Thanks for the post!

    1. Thanks for letting me know this Josh! Feel free to look around my site for more info on different aspects of tuning a snowboard. Also be on the lookout as I add more content like history of snowboarding for those that are curious how it got started, how to do basic tricks, and even tips on getting started!

  5. Hi Kory,

    I am in the middle of a search for a Christmas gift for my daughter and her husband.  They are moderately active snowboarders.  That inspired me to stumble upon your site to do some research.

    Years ago I did a bit of skiing in the Pacific Northwest and had a great time. Unfortunately I have lived most of my life since that time in more tropical areas and have taken up water sports for my leisure time.  Frankly, I am nearly 70 now with some issues in my legs and wouldn’t think of going near a ski slope today, much less with a snowboard.

     A snowboard wax iron, though, is something they wouldn’t buy, but would appreciate as a gift. I think the top of the line one is not too expensive, so that is the one I’ll spring for.

    Thanks a lot.

    Joe

    1. Perfect! I’m so glad this helped you in your decision making process! What a great gift for your daughter and son in law. Let me know how it goes with them!

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