Far superior to the razor scrapers available locally, and well worth the cost. Made of brass plated steel, thicker than the usual scraper, and has a better fit in your hand. The edges are rubber-bound so that it won't slip. The scraper features two positive-lock blade-stop positions - open and closed - for secure transport and safe operation, with quick and easy blade change. Uses standard single edge razor blades, and one is included with each tool. Order 5 and pass them around.
I bought the 5 pack, 2 for me, 3 for xmas gifts. I tried to insert the razor blade and found it would not go into the slot far enough to be able to close. If you look closely at the picture, you will see on the area where the razor blade slides in a little black dot; when made this is a weld opening to stop the RB from going out the other side. Great idea that was not thought out well, RB will not slide around the dimple because the dimple is welded to the bottom slide and it is to0 small to permit the U shape opening on the RB. I took my knife and broke the weld and all is well. 5 Star even with this problem. Engineers design, users make it work! I bought more for gifts. A good tool so far, more later.
Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department Thank you for your review on the Razor Scraper. We took one from inventory, and saw the problem you were having and don’t think there is a problem with the tool. We have used these before, and had the same problem. One cannot easily insert the blade by hand completely, plus, it is dangerous to do so. To get the blade in fully the last ¼ or so needs to be pressed on a hard surface and then it will pop over the weld. This is a lot safer too.
- Monday, July 28, 2014
Best Razor Scraper
Tom (Merion, PA)
I first found these several years ago and was immediately impressed. They are very well built from sturdy materials and do not succumb to the twisting and poor riveting failures of the typical cheaply made alternatives. The slide locks into position far more securely as well. Easy on the hand due to the rubber grip. I still have (and use!) my original, and now buy more for gifts to coworkers and additional tool kits. You won't be disappointed with this well made scraper, it's the best one I have ever used.
- Friday, July 11, 2014
The Best Scraper
Christian Lambros (Brooklyn, New York)
I was very happy and impressed on how strong this scraper is made, as well as the cool look. I used it several times already for work and twice at home. My child got crazy glue on my dresser, which the top is glass. I scraped it off with some alcohol and it was just like new. I had several scrapers before and they always broke, especially the locking part. This scraper has a spectacular locking device and is very safe, by far the best! Another excellent product by the best company, Garrett Wade!
- Monday, January 20, 2014
After Years of Searching, I Found It.
Martin Sorin (Springfield Center, NY)
This is the best small, glass scraper that I have found. It removes tough inspection stickers, registration stickers, parking stickers, etc. easily and leaves no trace of them. It fits nicely in your hand and is comfortable to use. And, the blade locks in place and won't slide back into the housing.
- Sunday, August 18, 2013
Looking For The Best
Donald Fancher (Weirton, WV)
I've gone through many scrapers in my work. This is by far the best. Great blade locking mechanism.
- Saturday, August 10, 2013
John Pierog (Kingman, Arizona)
Best quality scraper I've ever owned. Comfortable in hand. Worth the extra $.
- Monday, February 25, 2013
John Rivalsky (Uniontown, Ohio)
I've been looking for a scraper like this my whole life. After examining it I gathered all of razor blade scrapers that I accumulated over the years and threw them out. My only regret is that I only bought one because I doubted that anyone made anything this good. I will be ordering more in the near future.
- Saturday, February 23, 2013
Brian (Breckenridge, TX)
Good quality and well made. Should work very well.
- Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Fred Therrien (DeWitt, Michigan)
Probably the best scraper I have in my inventory, comfortable grip, and easy to change blades, very happy with this tool!
- Saturday, May 05, 2012
John (Clarence Center, NY)
Slider sticks and is difficult to use. When extended the blade collapses as soon ad you put pressure on it. Would not recommend this item.
- Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Amy Kauper (Gainesville, FL)
Finally, an all METAL, well built scraper - you cannot find a well-built scraper in normal stores, this one even has rubber around the sides to aid in gripping and holds the blade very securely with a positive open/close slide.
- Sunday, December 18, 2011
John Christman (Annapolis, MD)
Scraper has a "positive" lock and rubberized edge. These prevent the blade from retracting and the device from slipping in your hands. It has a comfortable feel on it so you can focus on the peeling or slicing actions. These features minimize loss of control of the tool and prevent personal injury. Both 5 to hand out to others as suggested. Definitely recommend purchase.
- Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Ed (Williamstown, MA)
This is the scraper you always hoped you had when you didn't. The slightly larger length and the rubber grip on the edge make this a much more comfortable tool to use for what is among the more unpleasant of tasks.
- Thursday, January 27, 2011
Joe (LI, NY)
Who knew Canadians were at the forefront of razor-scraper technology? This is an improved version of a timeless design, but oh, the difference it makes. After trying the first one, I'm ordering the five-pack to give to colleagues. What a hand-saver!
- Sunday, December 19, 2010
Ivison Rowland (Malvern, PA)
This scraper is made with first rate materials, and non-slip rubber in the handhold areas. The position retention mechanism is very positive and easy to activate even with arthritic hands.
- Friday, April 09, 2010
Nicest and Safest
Mighty Ike (Phoenix, AZ)
The Richard Ergonomic Scraper is the nicest on the market. With greasy or sweaty hands, the rubber side panels prevent slippage.
When pushing down and away, the blade never automatically retracts, which is so common with other razor scrapers. This one is safer, nicer and It is also the prettiest and stands at the top of the class.
- Monday, May 04, 2009
Good - But Not As Good As Described
Jeff (Pensacola, FL)
Got this one in the mail today and compared it to a few run-of-the-mill scrapers I had in the junk drawer/toolbox. I'd added this to another purchase simply because cheap tools bother me and the chance to replace a junky scraper with a nice one seemed like a pretty good deal for $5. So anyway, here are my first impressions:
1) Not much sturdier than normal scrapers. The copy says the steel is thicker than normal scrapers and I rather doubt it. Feels a slight bit heftier in the hand, but that's probably due to an extra half-inch of length and the rubberized hand grip. Not sure it's built any better than a normal scraper.
2) The brass is snazzy looking and definitely makes it stand out. To judge by looks alone, this is a hands-down winner.
3) It only has 2 positive locking positions, not 3. Not sure this matters, but it's different than the product description.
4) It does not lock-up any stronger than most other scrapers. Of the two other scrapers I had on hand, this new scraper had a stronger lock than one of them and about equal lock-up to the other one. Anyone who has ever used a scraper has probably experienced the lock giving out, so a strong lock would have been the most desired thing about this new scraper. That it's only equal to a regular store-bought scraper is disappointing
5. It IS definitely more comfortable in the hand. On the plus side, the rubber strip along the edge of the bottom half of the handle feels good. On the downside, it's likely to come off after awhile or with abuse. Still, if ergonomics are a big deal to you, this might make it worth your while...
All in all, this is a bit better than normal scrapers, but not by much. I'm glad I own it, but wouldn't necessarily recommend anyone else spend $5 on it unless the ergonomics would make it worth it for them.