SideSwiper model SRT2 combines the comfort and added leverage of an easy-to-grasp straight handle with the smooth unlocking motion of a burr free hook. The blade of the SRT2 is angled from the bottom plane of the handle and allows the user to keep the wrist straight while keeping knuckles well above the work. Blade surface finishing and plating assures that the sharply angled hook will not cut into the vinyl material or produce shavings.
Additional comfort and control is achieved with a non-slip textured handle grip. The gripping surface will not become slick from moisture, and the form fitting, plastisol dip process bonds the grip for the life of the tool.
Durable one piece spring steel construction is virtually indestructible. A handy oversize hang hole in handle accommodates a 1/4" (6.4 mm) peg hook.
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THis tool is a god send for vinyl siding repairs. I have seen many a contract damage vinyl siding trying to remove it for lack of this handy tool. We use this very often when roofing to remove the vinyl siding so we can flash the wall properly.
This tool is a must have for exterior work. I use it more for locking in small pieces in hard to access areas more than I do for removal, but some panels are tough to unlock without it. I like it better than "the zipper" for most apps.
I dont do siding very much, but the times i have this thing was an absolute must.
i used it a couple weeks ago at a clients house. there was an odd bubble in the siding and i took this tool and open up a row to see what was under the siding.
Having the right tool for the job is essential, and this will make yours easier.Simple design and not expensive. Will not damage materials if used properly and does not take up much room in the tool box.