Scrapers: Push or Pull?

Scrapers: Push or Pull?

How are cabinet scrapers used; are they pushed or pulled?

John Brock: I both push and pull cabinet scrapers. It depends on the grain runout and where I can best reach the workpiece. I think I have more control pulling, but I routinely do both.

Mark Hensley: I use them both ways. However, I get more power when I push.

Richard Jones: I use them both ways. It depends on which is most convenient, but I generally find it easier to push. I find it easier to flex the wide face of the scraper nearest me concave using my thumbs near the center and pulling the short edges towards me with my fingers.

Posted in: