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Offline sedge1080

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Needle Scaler
« on: December 16, 2017, 09:48:29 AM »
Any decent needle scalers that aren’t redicouy priced

Never used one, they sell for $40-$250 all with decent reviews
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Re: Needle Scaler
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 09:51:33 AM »
I have a HF straight one, seems to work ok, but I have nothing to compare it to.
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Re: Needle Scaler
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 09:59:30 AM »
Found one on NOrthern tool cheap with decent reviews.  For the 2 small jobs I have I’m sure it will work.

How fast do you go through the needles?
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Re: Needle Scaler
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 10:10:09 AM »
The small amount I used it, didn't seem to wear on the needles at all.
 https://www.harborfreight.com/air-needle-scaler-61447.html
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Re: Needle Scaler
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2017, 10:36:29 AM »
I have the hf too, works pretty well. Haven't noticed any wear on the needles.
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Re: Needle Scaler
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 10:58:07 AM »
I have the big one that harbor freight sells. Did the whole inside of the dump body on my dump truck. Didn’t wear much. Just uses a lot of air


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Re: Needle Scaler
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 11:42:41 AM »
A lot of negative reviews about the small harbor freight one jamming but I have one and did the entire undercarriage of mine and no problems.   Not bad for $20

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Re: Needle Scaler
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2017, 12:30:51 PM »
I have the HF large one. No issues.
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Re: Needle Scaler
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 12:45:29 PM »
you guys are a bunch of HF suckers... lol

I think they all use a ton of Air, should be interesting how it works on my 5 gallon because I still don't have 220V in my garage.  This may be the excuse to run it and hook up the 55gal.
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Re: Needle Scaler
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2017, 05:18:37 PM »
I have one you can use. I don't remember where I got it.  Definitely before the HF days.
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Re: Needle Scaler
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2017, 09:11:51 PM »
I have one you can use. I don't remember where I got it.  Definitely before the HF days.

sound good to me.  Only have a bit on my frame and my plow frame to do.
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Re: Needle Scaler
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2017, 12:41:59 PM »
I have the harbor freight one.  It's been running strong for a year cleaning Toyota frames.  It gets about 4 hours of uss a week.  Surprisingly the needles aren't even worn.
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