WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DECK CRAWLER, DECK SCARIFIER AND DECK SCALER?

 

Deck Scarifier is the true name for a tool that removes coatings from concrete or steel.  "Deck" being the key word.  This can be a hand-held or walk behind unit, each having varying cutting widths.  

 

Deck Crawler is a term born in the 50's by the U.S. Navy.  In those days Porter-Cable had invented the model 727 hand-held "Chipper/Cleaner" that was useful on paint, rust, scale and some early formulations of non-skid. The name has been carried on until today by those who are "in the know".  

 

Deck Scaler is another term used by some manufacturers of this type of equipment.    This term has helped create a dilemma for those of us on the web trying to find the right key words to help you find the products you need.  After our next key word update to "Deck Crawlers/Scarifiers/Scalers" you will find most manufacturers following our lead.

 

Typical configuration of a hand-held deck scarifier manufactured by DDM Power Tools, Model DC-6000D is shown below:                               Posted July 5, 2017