The iconic Linbide scraper
Almost in a flash, Trevor saw the potential for the super-hard cutters, made for a milling machine, to be repurposed for a new hand tool scraper. He and the team set to work designing a handle. They came up with a simple design that could be pressed from a sheet of steel. A row of presses in the factory adds a bit more bend to the steel fingers until they form a tube.
At the time, the best selling scrapers were Skarsten, but the Linbide scraper’s simple wing-nut-operated bolt-on blade is so much easier to work with, and those tungsten carbide blades last a long time. The fact that the blades are designed and manufactured in their thousands to be attached to different machines explains the Linbide scrapers’ one small drawback: they have very sharp corners. That’s ideal for most purposes but an incautious stroke can leave a score mark.
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