The 10 Best Wax Irons

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This wiki has been updated 22 times since it was first published in December of 2016. Proper maintenance of skis and snowboards is important both to protect your gear and to optimize its performance. With one of these specially-designed irons, the process of applying wax is easy and efficient, and owning your own will pay for itself the second or third time you avoid shelling out cash for a chalet ski bum to service your equipment. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Demon Mini

2. XCman Digital

3. Wintersteiger Waxing Iron

Editor's Notes

January 07, 2020:

I’ve decided to add a couple of kits like the Winterial Tuning Kit and Demon Hyper Kit for the convenience they offer over having to source multiple cleaning/tuning tools (wax, base, a P-tex, scrapers, etc) separately. The wax on these kits won’t last forever and may not be the kind of wax you eventually settle on after experimentation (some people suggesting using a blend of all-temperature and specific-temperature wax based on the riding conditions), but this at least gets you started, seeing as one of the primary deterrents to tuning your own board (or skis) is the stress of shopping around for all the tools. Especially if you’ve never tuned your board before, you’ve at least got a set of wax-removal tools and an effective iron, and you can shop around for waxes later.

I’ve also added the XCMAN Digital, which is a little expensive, but well worth the price. I particularly like its digital temperature readout, and it tends to heat more evenly than similar models too. The mat is a nice addition, but not essential.

October 18, 2018:

Added the Demon Mini iron as an option for those who may not need to purchase Demon's entire kit. Also added the RaceWax Complete as another useful full-kit option, as well as the Star Digital as a pro-level choice.

4. Demon Complete Tune Kit

5. WSD Tune Up

6. Demon Hyper Kit

7. Winterial Tuning Kit

8. RaceWax Complete

9. Swix North T75

10. Toko T8

Kaivaan Kermani
Last updated by Kaivaan Kermani

Kaivaan grew up in a little town called York in the north of England, though he was whisked off to sunny Jamaica at the age of 14, where he attended high school. After graduating, he returned to the UK to study electronic engineering at the University of Warwick, where he became the chief editor for the engineering society’s flagship magazine. A couple of uninspiring internships in engineering later however, and after some time spent soul-searching and traveling across Asia and East Africa, he he now lives and works in in Dubai.

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