Matt goes back to the basics and uses one of the most affordable yet powerful air tools in his shop — a $30 needle scaler.
He’s using a $30 Rockwood Pistol Grip Needle Scaler from Eastwood that works quickly to remove heavy rust, scale, and caked-on grime from most heavy-duty steel and cast iron frames and components, without the need for potentially harmful solvents. It’s also an effective slag removal tool.
How does a needle scaler work?
It has a hard-hitting 1 11/16-inch (43mm) stroke with 6 inch (150mm) chisel fingers for maximum effectiveness.
Speed is easily controlled with an infinitely progressive, rotating knob control that reaches up to 4,500 beats per minute. With an air scaler, you’ll have the clean surfaces you need to weld, prime, and paint…
Air needle scalers are an essential shop tool for restorations and are also commonly used to preserve and refurbish ships. They remove rust and scale quickly without letting the grime collect in hard-to-reach areas like solvents do.
Rockwood Pistol Grip Needle Scaler Features
- Variable Speed Control
- 4,500 Blows per minute
- 4 CFM [113 L/min] @90 PSI. [6.3bar]
Buy the $30 Rockwood Pistol Grip Needle Scaler from Eastwood.