A scraper is a tool used for scraping off hardened paint, varnish, grout, glue, and cement. It has a short handle connected to a blade made of carbide or standard steel. A scraper with a blunt edge is used for scraping filters and snow off roofs. It comes in belt, conveyor belt, filter, and roller types.
Types of Scrapers
Kinds of Scrapers include the following:
A belt scraper is made with a carbide blade one to two-and-a-half inches wide.
It has a narrow handle made of aluminum covered in plastic.
It is designed to be carried on a belt using a belt holster.
Conveyor belt scraper
A conveyor belt scraper is used for scraping on elevated surfaces such as roofs.
It is made of lightweight aluminum.
A filter scraper is usually made of lightweight plastic.
It is used for removing dust and dirt that has accumulated in air-conditioning and vacuum filters.
A roller scraper is made with a blunt steel blade with a curved interior.
It is used for removing excess paint from paint rollers.
Choosing Scrapers (Buying tips)
Edge: Choose a scraper with a convex ground edge that prevents it from scratch sensitive surfaces like wood or glass.
Durability: For durability, choose a scraper made with a carbide blade. It can last up to a hundred times longer than a standard steel blade.
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