Wednesday 11 July 2018
The Skil Multi Scraper 7710 is an effectively percussive power unit that sports a slimline body with soft-grip sections, which fits in the hand well and is also designed to accept scraper and chisel bits. These are inserted in the front end via a toolless CLIC mechanism that allows the fast changing of blades, which are locked in placed by a holding block fitting into the oval slot in the back section. Four blades are supplied: a 60mm standard blade, a 60mm spatula, a 15mm chisel and a 35mm universal blade, which allow the tool to be used for shaping, scraping and carving jobs. There are three speed options, which give you more control and afford you more sensitivity in use.
We used it to remove some paint, old tiles and stuck-down flooring, as well as to cut a mortise using the chisel bit. The unit is very nice and easy to handle, and using it for all these modes was simple and effective. We could not fault this unit at all. Now, some time back, Flexcut produced an adaptor to fit into another unit similar to this, and guess what? The SK105 adaptor fits this one as well. It also accepts and holds the larger Flexcut carving blades, thus turning this excellent unit into a more useful and powerful carving tool, with even more flexibility for use by carvers in the workshop as well as for tasks around the home.
Every Skil tool we have tested recently has performed well and the Multi Scraper 7710 is no exception. In my opinion, it is very handy and versatile in use. You can use it for a multitude of woodworking applications, and it can also be used around the home. The CLIC method of tool fitting is quick and reliable and allows the blades to be used either bevel up or down. It has the capacity to potentially be a very useful power carver rather just a DIY scraper tool. Definitely worth having in your woodworking arsenal.