Plane BEAST Sidewall Planar
Plane BEAST Sidewall Planar
Plane BEAST Sidewall Planar
Plane BEAST Sidewall Planar

Plane BEAST Sidewall Planar

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Plane BEAST Diagram
BEAST Pocket Plane

The Plane BEAST is a sidewall planar that uses a pansar file to smoothly remove excess sidewall material before ski side edge filing. The sidewall is important for reinforcing the edge, but removing a small portion allows files and stones to get a good bite on the metal edge. This material also tends to clog ski tuning tools.

How much material should be removed?

The Plane BEAST is designed at a 7-degree bevel to remove just enough material to access the metal edge and prevent clogging up your tools. Removing too much sidewall material can damage the ski's structure and performance, so we recommend removing a small amount as needed, rather than too much at one time.

Using the Plane BEAST

Place your ski on edge with the base facing away from you in a ski tuning vise. (We recommend the Jaws of the BEAST ski tuning vise for exceptional grip and adjustability.) Pull the Plane BEAST along the ski edge in long smooth strokes. One or two full length passes on each edge will generally be sufficient. Don't be concerned if you cut into the top of the side edge a bit, as it will not affect your ski's performance. Adjusting the amount the file is exposed can help reduce this issue.

Pro Tip: Pulling side edge tools offers more control and feel than pushing.

File Replacement

Replace the file in a Plane BEAST by simply loosening the top clamp adjustment knob, swap out for a new pansar file section and retighten the knob. Ensure the cutting teeth are oriented so that they cut as you pull.

Checkout our Edge Tuning Guide for more edge tuning information.

Description & Features

Prepare your ski sidewalls for precise tuning with the Plane BEAST. Most skis have plastic or aluminum sidewall material reinforcing the edge. This sidewall can get in the way and clog a ski tuning file or stone preventing you from setting the desired side edge bevel.

The Plane BEAST was designed to easily and smoothly remove just enough of the sidewall using a "pansar" file section that trims material at a 7° angle just above edge material. This exposes the metal edge so you can make a clean, precise cut with a ski tuning file or stone.

Plane BEAST comes complete with mainframe, integrated BEAST clamping mechanism and cutting blade/file.

Made in USA


  • Durable aluminum/composite frame
  • Unique integrated BEAST clamping mechanism
  • Replaceable pansar file included