HTH & II
I too use data wax, black & decker workmates and use the garage...
I am looking for a K2 helmet which Craigdon used to have stock, but my local branch doesn't have them in stock at the moment. However, my daughter has a K2 helment although it is bright pink!
Re waxing iron - I asked a similar question a couple of years ago and based on similar advice ended up buying a £4 tesco iron which is still going strong. I used Youtube and various other resources ad "how to" resources
and good video resources from REI
However, I think Jamie(?) IIRC made a good point previously and said that paying approx £40 in a good waxing iron was a good investment (to do the job properly) if you have spend hundreds of pounds on a pair of skis/board. I do intend doing buying a proper iron at some point when I have a spare £40.