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Forum topic by Kirk650 posted 09-14-2016 01:10 AM 704 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kirk650

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09-14-2016 01:10 AM

I have a good supply of dedicated scrapers, but when I need to remove dried glue from glued up panels, I have a black plastic handled paint scraper that I normally use. If you don’t have one, I’m sure you seen them in the paint aisle at Lowes or HD, the scraper has a replaceable 4 edge cutter head. You use them till dull and then remove the screw and rotate the blade to a new edge. Well, it occurred to me one day than rather than rotate the cutter head, maybe I should just sharpen the dull edge. I had a flat file at hand, so I did. It worked great, and was far superior to the standard edge. It actually functions quite well as a real wood scraper. I haven’t rotated the cutter edge for a year or two. I just refile and slightly roll the edge with the file.


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#1 posted 04-24-2017 11:32 AM

Saving $ is saving $...

-- measure 3 times, cut once

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#2 posted 04-24-2017 01:31 PM

I suffer from male pattern cheapness according to my wife.
I figured out the file to sharpen trick many years ago and have used it so many times that I actually had to buy a new blade. There was nothing left to sharpen.
The new blades came in a two pack, should be a lifetime supply at this point.

-- Sawdust Maker

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