Metal Fabrication: Choosing a Hand Scraper for Your Workshop

Hello, my name is Malcolm and this is my new blog. My friends thought that I was insane when I told them I was going to start a manufacturing blog. However, I'm not insane. I am just massively inspired by a trip I made to my father-in-law's factory. I married into an industrial and manufacturing family who run a number of different plants across the country. When I was brought into the family fold I decided to find out about the industry. It was a fascinating experience and I am really pleased to have had it. I hope you like my blog.

Metal Fabrication: Choosing a Hand Scraper for Your Workshop

28 November 2017
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog


When metal products and parts are manufactured, their surfaces might retain some high spots, burrs and other blemishes. These imperfections will not only lower the aesthetic value of the finished item. They can also interfere with the functionality of the machined product. For example, a customised component might not join with the equipment for which it was made as expected. 

Therefore, if you have a workshop for handling fabrication processes, you should obtain a hand scraper. This engineer's tool will allow you to eliminate the high spots on the flat surfaces of your machined items. If you are acquiring a scraper for the first time, consider this brief discussion on the different types of tools before selection and purchase. 

Flat Blade 

The most common hand scraper is perhaps the flat blade scraper. As you might expect, this tool consists of a flat blade, but the tip is sharpened for use in metal finishing operations. The sharp tip of the blade is typically placed on the machined part with a high point, and when the tool is moved, the blemish will be removed. When buying this blade, you should make sure that the sharp tip is slightly convex. This design will prevent the edges from damaging the surface during the scraping process.

Curved Blade

The flat blade scraper is beneficial, but it can only be used to improve flat surfaces. Therefore, if you often deal with curved metal products and parts, you should think about acquiring the curved blade scraper. As implied, this tool is similar to the flat blade, but the tip is curved. This design is advantageous for removing burrs and high spots from rounded surfaces such as bearings and related products. The scraping procedure will help create better mating surfaces, particularly in equipment [arts.

Triangular Blade

If you are interested in a multipurpose hand scraper, you should think about obtaining the triangular blade scraper. Due to its shape, it is also known as the three corner scraper. This tool has a triangular shape, and it tapers at the end, creating a sharp point. The versatile form allows the blade to be used on flat and curved surfaces, although it is not as effective as the abovementioned alternatives. However, the primary purpose of this tool is eliminating blemishes from corners and small curved surfaces.

If you would like to increase your scraping capabilities and productivities, you can purchase power scrapers for optimal results in your workshop. 

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Hello, my name is Malcolm and this is my new blog. My friends thought that I was insane when I told them I was going to start a manufacturing blog. However, I'm not insane. I am just massively inspired by a trip I made to my father-in-law's factory. I married into an industrial and manufacturing family who run a number of different plants across the country. When I was brought into the family fold I decided to find out about the industry. It was a fascinating experience and I am really pleased to have had it. I hope you like my blog.

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