The Rupes Claw Tool is a innovative multi purpose tool for cleaning pads, removing pads and even spreading polish on the pad.
On one end there is a pad cleaning brush which can be used to clean foam, microfibre or short pile wool pads. The semi rigid nylon bristles are designed to remove dried polishing compounds from pads without causing damage. This helps to maintain optimum performance of the pad, minimise the dusting and prolong the life of the pad.
The other end features an innovate wedge design, very similar to a knife. The idea is its designed to create separation between the machines backing plate and the velcro backing on the polishing pad. This eliminates the stress put on the edge of the pad from pulling them by hand.
Going back to the knife reference it's also now being used as a spreader, very much like a knife with butter to spread compound and prime the pads.
This handy tool is compact and ergonomic. It will fit into a pocket or belt for quick access during polishing helping to boost productivity and prolong pad life.