Skil Multi Scraper 7710 (1) archive

Tuesday 25 June 2013

We put the Multi Scraper 7710 through its paces

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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 standard blade, a 60mm spatula, a 15mm chisel and a 35mm 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 use

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. We could not fault this unit at all. 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 excellent unit into a more useful and powerful carving tool, with even more flexibility for use by carvers in the workshop as well as for tasks around the home.

Verdict

Every Skil tool we have tested recently has performed well and the Multi Scraper 7710 is no exception. In my opinion, it is very handy and versatile in use. You can use it for a multitude of woodworking applications, and it can also be used around the home. The CLIC method of tool fitting is quick and reliable and allows the blades to be used either bevel up or down. It has the capacity to potentially be a very useful power carver rather just a DIY scraper tool. Definitely worth having in your woodworking arsenal.


Tegan Foley

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At A Glance

Known brand
Good quality
Versatile

The Numbers

Manufacturer: Skil UK
Model: Multi Scraper 7710
Motor input: 200W
No load speeds: 6,500, 8500 and 9,500spm
Stroke length: 2.2mm
Tool attachment: CLIC fitting
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: £49.99 (RRP inc VAT)

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Comfortable to hold
Makes tedious jobs easy
Adaptable tool holding
Pros:
Heavy for continuous working

5 Star Rating

Versatility: 3/5
Performance: 4/5
Ease of use: 4/5