Uses for a Flush Scraper Multi Tool Blade
Any professional handyman or committed homeowner who has owned an oscillating multi-tool is aware of its tremendous versatility. With so many different attachments, it facilitates in-home repairs better than any other single piece of equipment. You can easily find and add precisely what you need to get the job done; consider, for example, the flush scraper blade and the precision with which it can complete jobs around the house that involve a surface.
General Uses for the Flush Scraper
The flush scraper blade for your multi-tool oscillating blade should not be confused with the flat scraper tool. The flush option is tailor-made for making surfaces smooth. The flat scraper essentially prepares the surface, whereas the flush scraper puts the all-important finishing touches that make it presentable.
Particularly when building a house, many surfaces need to be smooth so that they interlock correctly. From kitchen cupboards to interlocking beams, the flush scraper can remove dried plaster and drywall mud that tend to remain as a job nears its conclusion. The revolutions per minute of the multi-tool ensure that even the toughest of paint and gritty protrusions of concrete aren’t too difficult to remove with minimum effort. In fact, many contractors swear by the flush scraper, because of its ability to remove the tough glue and debris that often result from extended work with linoleum.
Although the top half of the flush scraper is as straight as a flat scraper, there’s not as much space on the flush scraper to use as the flat scraper. It can be done, but it would be more efficient to take advantage of the oscillating multi-tools interchangeability and switch from the flush scraper to the flat scraper.
When to Use the Flush Scraper Tool
One of the better uses for the flush scraper is post-straightedge; essentially, after using the multi-tool with a different attachment to straighten a piece of wood. The flush blade can then be used to scour off any splinters, making the end result a picture of precision.
Another, similar use is after you’ve used an oscillating saw attachment (flush-cutting blade) to adjust doorjambs and rectify flooring issues. After so much cutting, the resulting surfaces will be quite rough – even after you’ve cleared away the splinters and/or sawdust. The flush scraper can smooth these surfaces out perfectly, ensuring the doorjambs and flooring issues have been corrected.
Anyone who has lived in a house for more than a couple of years knows what grout is, and how unsightly it appears. It’s an inevitable result of hard water stains and aging caulk; the flush scraper does an excellent job of clearing grout off of the surface of bathroom and kitchen tiles. You can even use it between the tiles, although a spinning flat blade might be a bit easier. Alternatively, the oscillating multi-tool supports grout removal blades, which are specifically made for the between-the-tile jobs. However, these blades won’t help much with the tile surface, which is where the flush scraper comes in handy.
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