This cabinet scraper is a very useful and versatile tool. Used in place of a much heavier belt sander, it can clean a dirty workbench top, remove dried glue and smooth a panel or tricky grain tabletop efficiently, leaving behind a surface free of tear-out, digs or gouges.
This tool has been designed with several improvements over what is usually known as the #80 cabinet scraper. To allow the user to apply pressure directly in line with the cutting edge and prevent the blade catching when the scraper runs off the end of the work piece, the sole is longer and the handles have been placed further back and slightly lower than seen in other scrapers.
The blade is 67mm (2 3/4in) wide with both edges ground at 45° so that the tool may have two cutting edges prepared at once, thus halving the number of sharpening sessions. The casting is shaped to protect both the upward-facing cutting edge and the user from accidental damage.
Made from ductile cast iron, the scraper will stand up to robust use. The sole is surface ground for accuracy. Two screws secure the blade, and the integral thumbscrew is used to set blade camber.
The sole is 81mm long, 85.7mm wide. Overall length is 292mm and it weighs about 740g. Comes with detailed instructions.