Item # 31819 BRAND: Rockwood

Rockwood® Pistol Grip Air Needle Scaler Rust Remover

Removes rust, scale and built up grime
Removes rust, scale and built up grime
Rockwood® Pistol Grip Air Needle Scaler Rust Remover is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 35.
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Removes rust, scale and built up grime

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Rockwood® Pistol Grip Air Needle Scaler Rust Remover

Product Overview:

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]
  • Replacement Needles (59049) can be found in the Frequently Bought Together section on this page.

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.

Warranty

90 Day

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

In the Box

Contents

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

Guides & Accessories

Instructions

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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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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Terrific! A great value! The Rockwood Needle Scaler worked terrific! I have used far more expensive units, but this tool is certainly on par with those more expensive models. I would certainly recommend the Rockwood scaler to anyone interested in the tool, you won't be disappointed!
Date published: 2023-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DIY It worked as advertised, removing rust/scales very quickly and was good prep for the blasting cabinet.
Date published: 2023-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from scale it It does what it is designed to do. The pistol grip make using it more comfortable that the straight grip models
Date published: 2022-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool Proce is great and tool is wonderful. Use a shop vac next to work area for what little dust is generated.
Date published: 2022-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! First used on CAT953 parts with heavy rust. Works great! Especially good in nooks and crannies where it would be hard to get to with a rotating brush.
Date published: 2022-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rust Buster Great clean up tool. I use to work on cargo vessels in the Gulf of Mexico and that is where i was introduced to the 'needle gun'. This one works great, gets into very small places. It is also not overpowered so you can clean up more delicate items.
Date published: 2022-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock wood needle scaler Works great! Cuts through 58 year old undercoating & seam sealer like butter.
Date published: 2022-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Early impressions, good price. My early impression is this will be a good tool to knock down rust. Tried it on my old Barden bumper and took care of the rust as well as shook off the dried mud on the other side as well. I do wonder if it will be too much for the thin stuff and look forward to trying it on a scrap piece.
Date published: 2022-01-29
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Questions & Answers

In one of the questions you state there are no replacement needles for this tool, yet in the frequently purchased Column you offer replacement needles.  Are they available or not?  I would like to purchase it but not if I can’t get needle replacements,  

Asked by: Tuck
Yes, ITEM # 59049 BRAND: ROCKWOOD Rockwood Needle Scaler Replacement Needle Set Replacement Needles for 31819 Rockwood Needle Scaler
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2023-05-11

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: 2023-05-29

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: 2022-03-27

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: 2022-03-27

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: 2022-03-27

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: 2022-10-27

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: 2022-10-27

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: 2022-10-27
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Rockwood® Pistol Grip Air Needle Scaler Rust Remover
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