A new take on typical single-handled burnishers, this tool’s innovative design permits a two-handed grip, improving control so you can roll precisely the sort of hook you want on your scraper. As comfortable to grip as a spokeshave, it is held between the thumbs and forefingers, keeping your fingertips close to the carbide rod. This gives you much better tactile feedback, which helps you maintain control of both force and angle as you run it along the edge of a scraper (typically clamped in a vise).
The burnisher’s relatively small size helps prevent you from pressing too hard, so you’re less likely to overwork the edge. Although designed for two-handed use, it can also be maneuvered one-handed. It has a 3/16" diameter, 1" wide rod injection-molded into a plastic body and is compact enough to slip into an apron pocket.