Scrapers

Wide range of scrapers and planers for professionals.  We have scrapers for all types of materials: mirror, glass, stone, hard surfaces, steel, flooring. The scrapers are suitable for: 

  • cleaning dirt, stains, glue, paint, food and fuel residues, stickers and labels from various surfaces
  • smoothing of hard surfaces 
  • improvement, restoration of the appearance of objects and surfaces

Sollex has Triumph and Handy scrapers by JBF, Martor, Argofile, Personna, American Line and other scrapers in stock. We also have many suitable replacement blades available: blades for Triumph scrapers, universal scraper blades, blades for planers

What is a handheld scraper?

A handheld scraper is a one-sided tool, usually a handle with a sharp blade on the other end. Used to scrape excess unwanted material from a flat surface. Usually the tool has a flat steel blade and a handle made of wood, plastic or metal. 

There are other forms of blades for scraping material - depending on what kind of application you will probably need a certain type of scraper: flat scraper, half round scraper, three square scraper, bullnose scraper, hook scraper.

To remove tough dirt, the scraper head can be flat, angled or bent forward. 

There is no all-purpose scraper for all surfaces and materials. This text contains details on flat scrapers for removing paint and cleaning surfaces, such as windows.

What kind of material is removed with scrapers?

Scrapers are suitable tools for window cleaners, builders, painters, window restorers, decorators and store and warehouse workers. Materials that can be removed with a scrapers are very diverse and applications varies a lot:

  • building materials such as old wallpaper, putty, paint, glue, silicone
  • stains and sticky dirt such as glue, grease, paint, food, tape, stickers and labels
  • improvement, restoration of the appearance of objects and surfaces
  • smoothing of hard surfaces 
  • common cleaning and after-construction cleaning

Removing old wallpaper, peeling off cured putty, etc - are actions done with a simple scraper with a non-replaceable blade. Such a scraper is similar to a construction putty knife. Although they look similar and perform similar tasks, there are differences between a putty knife and a paint scraper. This includes the types of blades and handles used for the two different tools. You can seldum use both tools to perform the same tasks. Scrapers have a stiff blade that is too stiff for effective compound application. Putty knives have a thinner blade that is too flexible for scraping. 

When is a scraper needed?

Scrapers are often used :

  • During construction work to remove old layers of paint, putty, wallpaper, silicone and other building materials
  • After construction or finishing work to remove paint stains, glue, and other contaminants
  • When glue, adhesive tape, vinyl lettering or stickers need to be removed
  • For stubborn stains, grease or dirt are removed
  • When cleaning windows 
  • Removing stains and dirt from cooking in the kitchen: grease, dough, and sticky substances

What kind of blade is used in scrapers?

Scraper blades are mostly made of carbon steel or stainless steel. Carbon steel is preferred for heavy-duty applications because the blades are generally thicker and stronger. Stainless steel blades, on the other hand, are more flexible and rust-resistant, but not as sharp. Stainless steel blades are recommended if you rarely use your scraper.

Most small scrapers, which are also called single edge scrapers, use one-edged blades with a reinforced opposite side for a complete and better locking of the blade in the scraper head. But there are also double-edged blades that can be reversed when one side becomes blunt from use, thereby using both sides of the blade before it has to be disposed of. These blades are mostly present in large scrapers, such as window scrapers. Ordinary reinforced razor blades are one-edged and cannot be reversed.

Buy Spare blades for window scrapers and Reinforced single edge blades at sollex.se

Safe use of scrapers

Scrapers have sharp blades. To focus on the blade is the basic rule for safe  use of scrapers.

- Scraper storage 

Smaller scrapers with replaceable blades often have a single-edge blade with a blunt end. After using the scraper: flip the blunt side of the blade forward to prevent accidents. 

Larger scrapers often come with a protection cap for safe storage. The protection cap is used to protect the blade from unnecessary wear or tear and to protect the user from accidents. 

- Blade size

It is very important to use the designated blade in your scraper. In addition, pay attention to the thickness of the blade. Wrong blade in your scraper will not work well. The scraper’s head is designed to hold the blade steadily and securely when it’s been installed correctly. If the blade size does not fit the scraper’s head performance will sink.

Window Washing Scrapers

What is a window scraper used for?

Window scrapers are used for many different applications. Window scrapers remove paint, tape glue, stickers and construction dirt from walls, windows and glass. Professional window cleaning scrapers come in several sizes. The 13-15cm (5-6inch) scrapers are the most popular, but there are also window scrapers in size 8cm (4inch). 

What kind of material can be removed with a window scraper

Window scrapers are used to remove a vast array of different materials. Materials can be dirt on glass, paint, tape, glue, stickers and construction debris from various flat surfaces

Please note that window cleaning scrapers have functional sharp edges on the blade and can cause injury if used carelessly. In addition, disregarding the proper use of window cleaning scrapers can cause damage and scratches to glass and other surfaces. 

Will a window scraper scratch glass?

Yes, scraping glass with a glass scraper can really damage glass and it’s surface. It's important to know that glass is different and some types of glass are more susceptible to scratches than others. 

Therefore, please make a scraping test on an hidden area before scraping  visible areas. The glass might be scratch resistent and suitable for a scraper. 

But it can also be non suitable for scrapers. For example, do not use a window scraper on plexiglass.

How to use a window scraper blade correctly

Knowing the rules of how to scrape a window is important.  

  • Never use a glass scraper on dry glass. The main rule is to only scrub on wet glass, or better yet, with water with added soap
  • Clean the blade regularly while working
  • Move only forward when scraping, never backward. Dirt accumulated on the blade can drag across the surface of the window, causing scratches

- Apply pressure evenly, pressing the blade against the glass. The corners of the blade can cause scratches

- Approach the edges of window slowly to avoid damaging the frames.

  • Never scrape glass with tinting film applied unless you want to remove that film
  • Replace the blade if it is dull, rusted, or chipped
  • Do not store the exposed blade in toolboxes. Always cap or retract the blade for your protection
  • Wash the scraper after use to prevent rust

Paint Scrapers

What is a paint scraper used for?

A paint scraper is a flat or curved tool with a handle. A paint scraper is a tool with a flat steel blade and a handle made of wood, plastic or metal. A paint scraper is used in a variety of applications, such as removing paint, wallpaper. It usually requires softening these materials with heat or water. 

When using the scraper, it should be held at near 20-degree angle. If the paint has a ridged edge, use a sharper blade to make sure the paint comes off. 

Pros of paint scrapers: versatile, effective, easy to use, durable, portable, works well on different surfaces.

Paint removal is usually done with a wire brush, a scraper, or a combination of both tools. 

What kind of material can be removed with a paint scraper

Paint scrapers are ideal for removing paint, glue, putty or adhesives from glass, tile, walls, floors and other smooth surfaces.

Scraper you can buy online at Sollex

Universal scraper: Click-scraper 59 and The Triumph Blue 3-inch Scraper 55 to easily remove paint, glue, etc. from glass and other delicate surfaces

Window scraper: Scrapers Triumph 57-040J, 57MK3, scraper 56 for professional cleaning windows and big flat surfaces

Universal scraper for small projects: Scraper Mini Neon for detail scraping, Martor Scrapex Argentax

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