Skil Multi Scraper 7710 archive
Monday 23 April 2012
Mark Baker takes a look at this nifty new multi scraper from Skil, a user friendly unit for versatile use. With the addition of a small accessory, it is also a wonderful tool for carvers
Skil make a lot of power tools that are useful both in the workshop and around the home, and their new Multi Scraper is one such tool that I am sure will fit the bill nicely.
The Skil Multi Scraper 7710 is an effectively percussive power unit that sports a slimline body with soft-grip sections, which fits in the hand well and is also designed to accept scraper and chisel bits. These are inserted in the front end via a toolless CLIC mechanism that allows the fast changing of blades, which are locked in placed by a holding block fitting into the oval slot in the back section. Four blades are supplied: a 60mm (23â„8in) standard blade, a 60mm (23â„8in) spatula, a 15mm (5â„8in) chisel and a 35mm (13â„8in) universal blade, which allow the tool to be used for shaping, scraping and carving jobs. There are three speed options, which give you more control and afford you more sensitivity in use.
In useThe unit works very well. We used it to remove some paint, old tiles and stuck-down flooring, as well as to cut a mortise using the chisel bit. The unit is very nice and easy to handle, and using it for all these modes was simple and effective. I could not fault this unit at all; in fact, I would love to have one for use around the house.
Now, some time back, Flexcut produced an adaptor to fit into another unit similar to this, and guess what? The SK105 adaptor fits this one as well. It also accepts and holds the larger Flexcut carving blades, thus turning this delightful unit into a more useful and powerful carving tool, with even more flexibility for use by carvers in the workshop as well as around the home.