Creating something new and valuable is hard and doesn’t always work out. We’re good at both inventing and innovating. Innovation means making existing products better, like upgrading them to be more comfortable to use and get jobs done faster. The Soft-Grip Contour Scraper is a great example of how we’re always working on improvements of a pre-existing idea.
More than two decades prior, our old CEO Donald Gringer and then Vice President of Engineering Tim Cheng investigated contour scrapers. These tools have been around for a while, but they noticed there were lots of different kinds of molding out there. People who had to work on doors, windows, trim, and moldings had to buy a bunch of different scrapers or blades. They saw that there was a need for a universal scraper that had all the blades you’d need for most jobs.
This product shows why it’s important to use the right tool for the job. It has a small handle that’s easy to grip, and you can switch out the blades without any risk of getting hurt. The blades have different shapes on each end, like curves and points, giving you 12 options. These blades are made to scrape towards you, so you don’t accidentally dig into the surface. We also wanted to make sure the blades could be stored so we put them in a folding case.
When you use the Soft-Grip Contour Scraper with chemicals to remove stuff, it does a great job of getting rid of all the gunk, even in detailed moldings. You can also use it without chemicals, but you’ll have to put in a bit more effort and be careful. The handle is soft and comfortable to hold, and it even has a little file inside for sharpening the blades. The handle also has magnets to keep the file in place. The stainless-steel blades can be adjusted to change their curve, which is why we chose stainless steel because it’s more flexible than carbon steel.
There are a bunch of copycats out there trying to imitate our product, and some even use the same blade numbers as us. We take it as a compliment because it means our blade numbers are seen as the industry standard, like how Xerox is synonymous with copy machines.
You can find the Soft Grip Contour Scraper and the blades in local hardware stores and home improvement centers, and if not, you can get it on Amazon too. If you need more information, you can call customer service at (718) 792-3636 or email us at email@example.com.