By: randosteve|Posted on: August 24, 2010|Posted in: DIY - Modification, Gear, Gear Reviews | 3 comments

Some ski shop techs might poo-poo the Sleazy Jig, but as someone who has done their fair share of “freehand” binding mounts (sans jig and paper template), I can sure see some benefits to it under the right circumstances. Of course there is no replacement for a stock binding jig with all the holes you need for both your binding’s toe and heal pieces, and I don’t think the Sleazy Jig will replace the racks of manufacturer jigs you have hanging over the workbench. Paper jigs that come with bindings are another option for mounting when you don’t have the real thing, but those are only accurate to the skill of your drilling prowess and how well you center them on the ski. One spilled beer and they are toast as well.

The Sleazy Jig is fully adjustable, self centering and can mimic any screw hole pattern out there. Granted, it might be nice to see another pair of holes set behind the first pair of holes (for a total of 5 holes)...and having the ability to adjust the fore/aft distance between the hole would be nice too, but in an effort to keep costs down and the design relatively simple, I can see why the inventors of this product made it how they did. IMHO, I think this would be a great tool to have for the DIY kind of person who does all their mounts themselves. Too bad their website seems to have been lost in cyber space. 😕