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Item Number: 6301
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Mystic Scraper
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Accurate (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (6), Beginner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unique, durable, multi-purpose, XLNT!

I've owned this scraper for over seven years and have used it for not only self-bow and laminated bow building but general woodworking as well.

I can't say enough good things about...Read complete review

I've owned this scraper for over seven years and have used it for not only self-bow and laminated bow building but general woodworking as well.

I can't say enough good things about the Mystic scraper. Its heft makes it feel more like using a spokeshave but it pulls a fine curl (or dust) like you'd expect from a Bahco (nee Sandvik) cabinet scraper. The curved tips can be used for fine detailed work.

I keep this, along with Nicholson #49 and #50 cabinetmaker rasps in my regular tool pouch and wouldn't want to do without it.

Highly recommended.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Needed a lot of work to cut properly

My experience appears to be a bit different from other purchasers. I bought mine from a different vendor, though that shouldn't really make a difference. Out of the package the sides were rough...Read complete review

My experience appears to be a bit different from other purchasers. I bought mine from a different vendor, though that shouldn't really make a difference. Out of the package the sides were rough and uneven- it looked as though it had been given a freehand sharpening on a bench grinder. The edges weren't flat or straight, and consequently it didn't cut evenly. Where it did cut, it produced sawdust rather than shavings.

I clamped it it my bench and spent ten minutes draw filing it with a double cut cut file to flatten the edges and then did several dozen strokes with a smooth cut file to produce a sharp edge and a burr. Now it does produce a fine shaving rather than sawdust.

I'm not sure if it's really better than a plain cabinet scraper. It doesn't cut any faster. On the plus side, it probably won't heat up with heavy use as quickly as a traditional steel cabinet scraper, as there's more metal to absorb the heat, and it'll probably last longer between sharpenings.

The rounded edges are nice, though a bit tricky to file. I also think that stainless isn't the best voice of materials for a scraper. Plain carbon steel takes a finer edge and is easier to sharpen. I haven't done a bow with it yet, just test pieces, so perhaps my opinion will change after more use.

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4.0

Not bad after all.

By 

from Avon Park, Fl.

About Me Beginner

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy To Adjust
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mystic Scraper:

      Not impressed at first, until i gave it some time. I thought it was dull but after picking it back up and applying a little more pressure i fell in love with it. Best bow making tool i have used from start to finish i have used this scraper the most. And just to think at first i threw it back in my tool box and gave up on it. It just takes a little time and patience once you get the hang of it you will never put it down.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      excellent tool!

      By 

      from Atlanta, Ga

      About Me Competitive Archer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use
        • Home Bower

        Comments about Mystic Scraper:

        A solid buy for any home bower. Well crafted tool.

         
        5.0

        Push or Pull makes no difference...

        By 

        from Prescott, AZ

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Nice Feel And Size
        • Quality Construction
        • Stays sharp

        Cons

        • No Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anything Wood

        Comments about Mystic Scraper:

        Okay, saw this tool and wondered if it would perform as advertized. It does! The edge stays sharp for three bows. Osage, Black Locust (BL) and Hackberry (HB). On Osage this tool shaves like going through butter with no chattering. On BL it does a really nice job too. At first on the HB it wanted to chatter and splinter a little. I found that if I smoothed the belly with sandpaper for a smooth surface it performed much better. Nice curls on the shavings too. One tool that I am totally pleased with.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        I like it it shaves just right

        By 

        from Labadie Mo

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mystic Scraper:

              I like it

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Mystic Scraper

              By 

              from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

              About Me Recreational Archer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mystic Scraper:

                    Very good product and great customer service.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    3.0

                    Needed a lot of work to cut properly

                    By 

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Recreational Archer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Mystic Scraper:

                          My experience appears to be a bit different from other purchasers. I bought mine from a different vendor, though that shouldn't really make a difference. Out of the package the sides were rough and uneven- it looked as though it had been given a freehand sharpening on a bench grinder. The edges weren't flat or straight, and consequently it didn't cut evenly. Where it did cut, it produced sawdust rather than shavings.

                          I clamped it it my bench and spent ten minutes draw filing it with a double cut cut file to flatten the edges and then did several dozen strokes with a smooth cut file to produce a sharp edge and a burr. Now it does produce a fine shaving rather than sawdust.

                          I'm not sure if it's really better than a plain cabinet scraper. It doesn't cut any faster. On the plus side, it probably won't heat up with heavy use as quickly as a traditional steel cabinet scraper, as there's more metal to absorb the heat, and it'll probably last longer between sharpenings.

                          The rounded edges are nice, though a bit tricky to file. I also think that stainless isn't the best voice of materials for a scraper. Plain carbon steel takes a finer edge and is easier to sharpen. I haven't done a bow with it yet, just test pieces, so perhaps my opinion will change after more use.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Great Product

                          By 

                          from Winamac IN

                          About Me Recreational Archer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • none

                            Comments about Mystic Scraper:

                            none

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Buy it !

                            By 

                            from kuwait

                            About Me Beginner

                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • Easy To Adjust
                            • Lightweight
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday Use

                              Comments about Mystic Scraper:

                              Amazing tool !

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great tool

                              By 

                              from Cicero NY

                              About Me Beginner

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Mystic Scraper:

                                  Chose this tool based on the recommendations on this site and could not be happier
                                  Great tool

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Excellent - gets to the right spot

                                  By 

                                  from East Texas

                                  About Me Recreational Archer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate
                                  • Quality Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Mystic Scraper:

                                      Allows that "very fine tuning" to tillering.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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