Heavy-duty scraping jobs require a strong blade, a beefy blade clamp and a super-strong handle with a striking cap. You won’t find those features in any consumer-grade scraper. But they’re all built into OLFA’s XSR-200, XSR-300 and XSR-600 line of heavy-duty scrapers. Each model is built the same, but with different handle lengths (approx. 8″, 12″ and 24″). The XSR-series can withstand heavy daily use in commercial and industrial applications. It’s one of those tools you’ll have for years!
All three models are built with a thick steel shank that extends all the way through the handle to the striking cap, so you can use the scraper like a chisel to remove hardened buildup. The thick grip is easy to hold and reduces shock transmission. Blade changing is easy. Just loosen the jaw with a coin or large slotted screw driver. Then squeeze the clamp, swap or flip the blade, and retighten the jaw. Back to work!
When finished, store the scraper with the spring-loaded blade protector in place to prevent accidental injury.
The XSR-series scrapers accept four blades:
- BS08-6B — Use this blade for most scraping jobs. The
stainless steel blade is 0.8mm thick (.0314″), 100mm wide (3.9″) and 18mm tall (.708″). Use the sharp chisel edge to cut through softer materials, or flip the blade and use its blunt edge to chisel hardened materials.
- BS-10B — Use this blade for lighter scraping jobs where a thinner blade is needed. The blade is 0.5mm thick (.0196″), 100mm wide (3.9″) and 18mm tall (.708″). The “V” cutting edge allows you to cut and scrape with two bevels.
- BSF-6B — Use this deeper, more flexible blade when your scraping job requires a peeling action, where the blade must penetrate under a soft material and cut as you push. The blade is 0.45mm thick (.0177″), 100mm wide (3.9″) and 45mm tall (1.77″).
- LB — Use the LB Snap-off blade in applications where you need a small cutting edge.
PRO SCRAPING TIPS:
- To remove soft rubbery materials from smooth substrates, use a chisel blade and move the scraper slightly side-to-side in a cutting motion as you push the blade through the material. To remove larger portions, switch to the taller, more flexible BSF-6B blade.
- To remove rock-hard splatter, rotate the blade so the square-cut blunt edge meets the hard material. Strike the scraper with a hammer to create a shock that’ll crack the material rather than cut it. Flip the blade to gain a new blunt edge when the first edge wears.
- When chiseling hard materials that shatter, use the longest handle scraper (XSR-600) and wear eye protection and leather gloves
15 TOP USES: OLFA XSR SCRAPERS
- Remove residual raw materials from mixing machines
- Scrape dried paint and coatings from concrete floors
- Scrape glass clean of paint after trimming windows
- Remove hardened tar, grease, ink, adhesives and sealants from floors and machinery
- Slice through paint and coatings on glass
- Remove adhesive residue when installing new flooring
- Scrape room temperature vulcanized (RTV) silicone sealants from mating surfaces on industrial machinery and equipment
- Remove pressure-sensitive labels from flat surfaces
- Tuck and secure carpet edges
- Chip dried food, concrete splatter,baked thermoset and thermoformed from floors, walls, flat surfaces and equipment
- Remove textured areas when refinishing walls or ceilings
- Eliminate air bubbles from vinyl wallpaper
- Scrape power coatings, resins and epoxy from molds and industrial oven walls and floors
- Secure large decals to windows and other smooth surfaces
YOUR TURN. Add to this list by sharing your top uses for heavy-duty scrapers in the comments section below.