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Item Number: 6301
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Mystic Scraper
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Accurate (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    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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    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

                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Extremely Valuable Tool

                                    By 

                                    from Riverside, CA

                                    About Me Expert Archer

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Holds an Edge
                                    • Multiple sides
                                    • Quality Construction
                                    • Sturdy
                                    • Very Sharp

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Bow building
                                      • Smoothing
                                      • Tillering

                                      Comments about Mystic Scraper:

                                      This scraper is perhaps my favorite bowmaking tool. It is very sharp, holds an edge for a long time, is easy to resharpen, and is quite sturdy. I work with hickory/pecan, which is not a very soft wood. The scraper is so strong, about a quarter inch thick, you can apply heavy pressure and it will not bend, but will shave thick curls of wood (for a scraper). I use it to establish a flat surface, as it is a straight edge and will shave the highest point. Overall, it is a great tool. I made 3 bows before I even sharpened it...it has 4 edges. Great for tillering or general smoothing of contours.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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