Updated December 03, 2018 by Brett Dvoretz

The 8 Best Needle Scalers

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Many people look at rusted beams and car chassis and think, "Junk." But those who are equipped with one of these handy needle scalers know that old metal can be brought back to like-new condition with just a bit of elbow grease. If you restore old vehicles, boats, or engines, these tools are a necessity. We've included both bayonet and pistol types to suit every need and working environment. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best needle scaler on Amazon.

8. Klutch Composite

7. Astro 4320 In-Line

6. Jet JAT-801

5. Sunex SX247

4. Chicago Pneumatic Tool CP7115

3. Chicago Pneumatic Tool CP7125

2. Sunex SX246

1. Ingersoll Rand 125 Standard Duty

Editor's Notes

November 30, 2018:

While a needle scaler's ability to effectively remove rust, paint, mill scale, and weld spatter was a top priority, we thought it just as important to focus on a tool's durability as well. We believe that a tool that functions extremely well, but breaks after a couple of uses is almost more disappointing that one that doesn't work at all for its intended purpose. At least the latter doesn't get your hopes up in the beginning just to dash them unexpectedly.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on December 03, 2018 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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