I'm going through cheap plastic scrapers because they get so dull and I wax so many boards. So it's time to buy a new one and saw some metal scrapers. Anyone recommend a good scraper that doesn't dull so quickly? Or am I just stuck buying a few scrapers a year?
I always sharpen my plexiglass scrapers with sandpaper. Hold a piece of sand paper on a flat surface and rub the edge of the scraper against it. Just be sure to hold the scraper at a right angle. I suppose you could build some kind of jig to hold it, but as long as you end up with crisp edge it doesn't really matter if it's not a perfect 90 degree
Never had a problem doing that and I've been using the same scraper for years.
I use a metal putty scraper you can buy at any hardware store or Wal-Mart. When it goes dull I buy a new one. Literally takes half the time to scrape a board with a metal one. And once you wax a couple of times you get used to the pressure you need to put on it and everything. I used a plastic one once...And never again.