I’m relatively new at woodworking and I’m slowly building up my cache of tools. My most recent purchase has been a couple card scrapers and a burnishing rod. One of the scrapers (Bahco) showed up in the mail today and made me very curious about something. It arrived with a protective plastic sleeve, in a re-sealable zipper storage plastic bag with branding and pictures indicating usage. The illustrations indicate the proper method is to draw the scraper toward you with fingertip pressure and NOT to push away with your thumbs. In every video demonstrating the use of a card scraper, I’ve always seen it used as counter-indicated. Anyone know why this might be?
Here’s a picture of the packaging (yes, that is my mug holding up the scraper, it did not come with a convenient handle):