Scalers are percussive tools that deliver a rapid, light blow for surface preparation involving removal of unwanted material without deforming metal surfaces. This unwanted material could be scale, rust, paint, weld, splatter, or various other materials on top of the desired parent material. Needle scalers and chisel scalers are the perfect tool when dealing with irregular surfaces.
Air needle scalers and air chisel scalers are the lightest hitting of all percussive tools, relative to air hammers or heavy-duty construction tools, such as chippers, breakers, or jackhammers. With air scalers, you want to determine the type of cleaning to be done and discuss whether to utilize needles or chisels with the tool.
Air scalers do not have enough energy to dig into, gouge, or cut into the parent material. Scalers are a good cleaning tool and work well in a maintenance shop that has overall facility responsibility.
You will find scalers in a range of markets where removal of medium to heavy surface material is required. Facilities and job sites that utilize air scalers can include:
For example, heavy equipment maintenance departments use scalers to remove rust from their fleet of equipment.
Kits are convenient in that you get everything you need to begin using the tool and can provide cost savings of up to 35-40% off of the price of the accessories that go with the complete tool compared to buying these items separately.