Item # 31819 BRAND: Rockwood

Rockwood® Pistol Grip Needle Scaler

Removes rust, scale and built up grime
Removes rust, scale and built up grime
Rockwood® Pistol Grip Needle Scaler is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 12.
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Removes rust, scale and built up grime
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Rockwood® Pistol Grip Needle Scaler

Description

Clean old metal without the need for potentially harmful solvents with these with the Rockwood Pistol Grip Needle Scaler. They work fast on heavy rust, scale and caked-on grime removal from most heavy-duty steel or cast iron frames and components. How does a needle scaler work? It has a hard-hitting 1-11/16-inch (43mm) stroke with 6-inch (150mm) chisel fingers for maximum effectiveness. Speed is easily controlled with an infinitely progressive, rotating knob control that reaches up to 4,500 beats per minute.

Air needle scalers are an essential shop tool for restorations and are also commonly used to preserve and refurbish ships. They remove rust and scale quickly without letting the grime collect in hard-to-reach areas like solvents do. With an air scaler, you’ll have the clean surfaces you need to weld, prime and paint. Watch our product video in the Eastwood Garage for more about this tool that’s a favorite among our car guys. We’ve been a DIY leader since 1978 and stock the tools you need to Do the Job Right.

Features:
  • Variable Speed Control
  • 4,500 Blows per minute
  • 4 CFM [113 L/min] @90 PSI. [6.3bar]

It has A hard-hitting, 1-11/16” [43mm] stroke with 6” [150mm] Chisel Fingers for maximum effectiveness. Speed is easily controlled with an infinitely progressive, rotating knob control.

Specifications

Blows Per Minute: 4,500 BPM
Stroke: 1-11/16” [43mm]
Air Consumption: 4 CFM [113 L/min] @90 PSI. [6.3bar]
Inlet Thread Size: 1/4” FNPT

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Contents

(1) Pistol Grip Needle Scaler Tool
(1) Chisel Finger Assembly
(1) 3mm Hex Key
(1) 1/4” MNPT, Male Quick Disconnect Inlet Fitting

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Safety Information

Thoroughly read and understand these product instructions before using this tool. Failure to follow all warnings can result in tool damage or serious physical injury.

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Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent tool for DIYers. Excellent tool for DIYers. Priced right and works well.
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool Works great very pleased with my new tool would recommend to anyone who has a rust problem to give it a try
Date published: 2021-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strait vs Angled. This little toy comes in handy for anybody that wants a better grip on a conventional needle scaler..
Date published: 2021-07-28
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Questions & Answers

Will this damage sheet metal? I'm considering it to remove undercoating on the hood underside bracing so that I can repaint the bottom to match the body color

Asked by: Bill K
The Rockwood Pistol Grip Needle Scaler(31819) is a powerful hard hitting pneumatic tool that has the capacity to cause damage to the surface of the sheet metal. This tool is better utilized in thick steel applications such as automotive frames.
Answered by: vince
Date published: 2021-02-27

Is this tool safe enough to remove undercoating on a floor pan?

Asked by: Brian380mku
This tool would work to remove undercoating on a floor pan.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2021-01-28

Anyone know how it works for welding applications? Up to 1"?

Asked by: David
This will work well to knock scale or slag off of a weld. The higher the air pressure you run it at the more aggressive it will remove debris off the surface.
Answered by: MattM
Date published: 2020-04-29

I purchased one of these from you. After about 20 minutes of use it now just passes air through the tool with no vibration to the needles. Am I missing something or is this thing defective? My old scaler began doing the same after years of use.

Asked by: Mgraham
That is not normal for this tool please contact our customer service at 1-800-343-9353.
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2019-10-26

How many needles are used in this design of tool. It's a common features listing, but don't see that info. Looks like it will get into tight spots, but does not indicate total length. Others type are inline type, impossible for tight locations. Thanks.

Asked by: Junior69Samples
The Needle Scaler has 19 Needles, they are not replaceable. The length of the needles are 3 1/2" and the total length of the tool from end to the tip of the needles is 13".
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2019-06-04

Is this tool good for removing paint in corners on an automobile?

Asked by: Jensen74
Yes, this tool would work great for this type of application.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2018-12-09

What is the warranty on this item? Not clear, is this an Eastwood item or Rockwood? Who is Rockwood?

Asked by: DAFB
Rockwood is Eastwood's Entry level brand of tools. Think of it like Bluepoint. These tools carry a 90 day warranty.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2020-12-09

Where do you get replacement parts like the needles at

Asked by: hak0429
At this time we do not have any replacement parts for this tool.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2020-12-09
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Rockwood® Pistol Grip Needle Scaler
Reg. $29.99 Sale $28.97 Save $1.02
Out Of Stock. Due back October 24