The iconic Lin­bide scraper

The Shed - - Industry profile -

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.

“Peo­ple know they can call us, and it’s part of the way we do things”

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