Scrapers & Putty Knives Make Messy Jobs a Snap
Whether you are scouring away paint, gum, ice, or applying putty, you can find the scrapers and putty knives you need to clear unwanted debris and workplace dangers. These tools are sturdy and made to last a long time if you make a home for them in your team's toolbox.
Clean It Up With Paint and Gasket Scrapers
Retractable blade window scrapers aren't just for scraping excess paint, caulk or glazing off of windows, they are also useful for scraping labels and other sticky problems away. Small and light, these tools feature retractable blades for added safety. Gasket and carbon scrapers from the brand Proto are narrow-bladed and angled to reach tight spots. Restorers and re-finishers need a good right-angle single edge scraper to remove paint and varnish from detailed carving on cornices and furniture. For less delicate work removing paint or varnish with a heat gun, the ideal implement is a burn-off scraper featuring an angled blade and long handle to keep your hands cool. Six functions make the Red Devil painters multi-tool essential for any painter; you can use it to gouge, scrape, remove or spread putty, clean rollers and set nail heads.
Ice and Sidewalk Scrapers Clear the Way to Safety
Winter means ice and snow on the sidewalks in much of the country, but even if you are blessed with a milder climate a good sidewalk scraper comes in handy. With a sturdy shank and long handle, these scrapers make quick work breaking up dangerous ice patches, but they can also be used to scrape up unsightly gum patches and other debris in stadium venues or sidewalk cafes. Garden centers and landscapers should keep some handy for chopping and digging up roots and lawn edging. Roofers find these scrapers indispensable for removing old roof tiles, and renovators and building contractors can use them to remove siding and flooring.
Smooth Out the Wrinkles With Putty and Spackle Knives
Stiff blade putty knives make quick work of scraping and flattening jobs while flexible blades are ideal for smoothing plaster or joint compound on walls. Choose from a range of sizes, from a 1 1/2-inch stiff putty knife to the 6-inch flexible taping knife. Putty knives in the Professional series by Red Devil additionally feature a nail-setting head in the handle, allowing painters to easily prep a surface, flattening protruding nail heads and spackling holes without changing tools. Putty knives aren't only at home in the workshop: Professional chefs like to use putty knives in the kitchen, where a single wide blade can serve as a dough scraper, frosting spreader or a spatula to lift fish or other delicate food items.