Straight from the fertile mind of woodturner Kel McNaughton to the The ToolPost store (
http://www.toolpost.co.uk/index.html) is the new Kelton Multi-Angle Scraper, a heavy duty
scraper that can be used in a variety of modes and which has been enthusiastically reviewed by Woodturning
As the UK distributors of Kelton woodturning tools, The ToolPost is pleased to announce the arrival of the latest addition to the Kelton range
at its Didcot store, soon to be added to the online store at ToolPost.co.uk. The Multi-Angle Scraper has a substantial shaft of of 22mm (7/8 in) diameter, absolutely minimising the possibility of tip vibration in use,
and the overall length of the unhandled tool is 350mm (14in). A swiveling head, rotating cutter and adjustable rake angle means that this new scraper lives up to its multi-angle name and makes it truly multi-purpose.
The tool's capabilities include shear scraping, negative-rake scraping and working within hollow forms and bowls.
This is a heavy and bulky woodturning
tool, but only in a positive way: Woodturning magazine found the tool bulk to be "very reassuring". The bulk doesn't interfere with the performance either, as the angled machined flats on the shaft mean that the tool can be used easily between the left and right hand for dual direction shear scraping. The Multi-Angle Scraper is also impressively hard-wearing thanks to a corrosion-resisting coating on the main tool shaft and head. Durability in use is assured by a replaceable tip which has a top layer of alloy designed specifically to hold its edge well, yet which sharpens up quickly and easily, producing a very effective cutting burr.
Woodturning magazine tested the Multi-Angle Scraper first by getting a ripple free finish on a wet turned oak bowl and then by taking out the tooling marks on the inside of an elm vessel. The verdict was that this is
a tool highly capable of quickly removing large quantities of wood while achieving a fine finishing cut at the same time. The tool scored impressively: 95% for ease of use, and 100% for performance and build quality.
To try out the Multi-Angle Scraper for yourself, contact The ToolPost on 01235 511101 or visit the website at http://www.toolpost.co.uk/index.html