The Rake Dethatcher is a handy little tool. What can it do for you? There are so many uses for this little tool. It can be used for just about anything metalworking-related. Even the guys at your local hardware store will use it from time to time with great success.
The Rake Dethatcher is not very big at all. It is only about 3 inches long by itself. It comes in a nice little white box. You pop it in, and there it is—no messing around with any complicated metalworking tools.
If you need to clean off your face of dust and other bits of metal debris, then this is the tool for you. I have seen this tool in my metal shop many times. It really gets the metalworking. Just grab it and start cleaning. It really does an excellent job.
Another great use for it is when you want to get rid of that old layer of rust on a piece of metal. Just clamp it right up on there and shake it out until it flakes off. Don’t try to do too much because you could hurt yourself. If you don’t want to do it, the shop custodian should be able to do it, for you could hire him.
This little tool isn’t the greatest in the world for cutting through metal. But what it can do is scrape it out. It’s great for getting rid of that old layer of varnish on something or the dirt from sanding metal. It will get the job done.
It will get into smaller nooks and crannies, but this isn’t always a good thing. The edges could dull over time. You could end up with a tool that doesn’t work very well anymore. It may become blunt or lose its sharp edge. So think about whether you really need all of these tools before you get them.
Other metalworking tools are better suited for cutting metals. These are generally those that can be driven by a gas engine or by a motorized drill. You can get compelling tools like diamond blades that will cut right through anything. They’re also much more expensive.
A rake is one of the few heavy-duty metalworking tools that are still made by hand. The old methods of using them to get the surface raked by a brush are pretty much obsolete now. Use a rake when you need to clean out an old spot or soften the edges of a metal piece before polishing it. It’s a great way to go.
If you don’t want to buy a full-size rake, you should consider getting a handheld one instead. There are plenty of smaller handheld versions of the big steel brushes out there. They’ll do the same job, but you won’t have to lug around a huge metal rake. And you might not even want to, since you’ll probably only use it once or twice in the life of the tool.
Some woodworkers like to buy a metal polisher as well. This works pretty well if you have some surface area that needs protecting. You can protect the entire surface of the wood by putting it on with metal rods. The only problem is that the rods can scratch if you use them on something they’re not designed to do. You can also damage the material. The wood is supposed to be protected from this kind of abuse. It’s a good idea to think about the kind of projects you’ll do with the metal tool before spending your money on something that won’t work well.
And finally, if you don’t mind using a tool like a rake dethatcher, you could buy a power rake instead. You’ll be able to get one with a lot more teeth and the ability to run really fast. But you’ll also need a lot of extra power to get through things like soil and rocks.
The best thing to do is test out all of the tools you have available to you before buying one. Try out some different types of rakes. Check out what the going prices are on them in the market. You also might want to check out a couple of online resources. You can compare prices, read reviews, and get suggestions. It can be beneficial to get as much information as possible before making a final decision.