Last year one of my remodeling projects involved stripping the paint off a large area of wood siding. It was the perfect job for trying out Metabo's LF 724 Paint Remover — because I really didn't want to do the work with a heat gun and a scraper.
The tool I tested was the second-generation model of a product that came out in the 1990s. Designed to remove paint and other finishes from flat wood surfaces, it consists of a motor, an aluminum base, and a cutter head that contains carbide blades — two on the bottom and two on the sides. To use the tool, you place it against the surface and...
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