|Review by dfdye||posted 02-10-2010 09:29 PM||4119 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
- Harbor Freight Razor Blade Scraper ITEM 98039-2VGA
- Brand: Harbor Freight | Category: Other
Why the heck am I writing a review of a razor blade scraper? Well, because I have destroyed about a dozen of them in my time and finally found one that has been great to work with. When I finally find a cheap tool that works, I have to share!
I got this as an impulse buy for $2.00 while in the check out line at Harbor Freight, and have never looked back. I am sure that everybody on this forum has a million uses for single edged razor blades, and, if you are anything like me, you have tried all of the cheap plastic and aluminum retractable scrapers. I have destroyed every one of them that I have ever used up until now. Typically, the retraction mechanism on these cheap scrapers has broken and the blade won’t stay extended.
The difference between this scraper and all of the others that I have tried is that this is a fixed handle that does not retract. This scraper handle is sturdy, and since it doesn’t retract, there isn’t that weak point to break. I can put some real pressure behind the blade, but the handle doesn’t flex and the rubberized grip feels quite solid.
There are a couple of very minor gripes—one is obviously that this scraper is not retractable, and if you want to hide the blade you have to un-screw the blade clamp and flip the blade back into the body of the handle which takes a little more time than the “cheap” varieties. The handle is also a little thin, so if you are really pressing down on it, the handle can dig into your hand a little bit.
Despite these minor gripes, I can’t tell you how fantastic it has been to have a razor blade scraper that actually works!
-- David from Indiana --