The Waveblade is a revolutionary new hand held power tool that quickly removes barnacles and other growths from your boat. Its powerful oscillating blade clears barnacles effortlessly without damaging your boat's finish.
Use the interchangeable blades to remove hard biofoulings from running gear. Clear troublesome props, shafts, and struts at the touch of a button. You can also use it to remove rust easily and efficiently.
It's submersible up to 15 ft. A 45 ft power cord plugs into any 12v lighter style outlet. This lightweight, low maintenance tool saves time, money and effort.
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The included assortment of blades let you select the best blade for the job. Dive under the boat or pull your car up next to your hauled-out boat. The Waveblade quickly cleans fouled hulls anywhere.
(1) Waveblade with 45' cable
(1) 3" Black Steel Blade
(1) Black Steel Flat Chisel Blade
(2) Additional Foam Filters
(1) Safety Glasses
(1) Safety Gloves
(1) Waveblade Carry Bag
Patented Wave Technology incredible 4000cpm of wave power
Unique drive mechanism with powerful high-spec motor
Low voltage 12 Volts supplied with 45ft/13.7m cable
Quick and easy blade replacement
Waterproof to 15 Feet/4.5 meters replaceable filters for extended life
Sensitive touch momentary switch for safe on/off even with cold gloved hands
Protective aluminium knuckle guard
Ergonomic soft grip body prevents fatigue, adding comfort and extra grip for difficult conditions.
Lanyard attachment point for underwater use
Sprung steel scraper blade makes an ideal multipurpose blade for use on a number of substrates above the waterline such as metal, fibreglass and concrete.
Powerful oscillating head delivers an extreme punch of patented wave power
Simple blade changing designed with both above and below the water users in mind.
what is the price of the electric tool with all the blades?
Here's the link for pricing:< a href="http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=64322&familyName=Waveblade+Accessory+Blades" target="_blank">http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=64322&familyName=Waveblade+Accessory+Blades< /a>
Has anyone used Waveblade barnacle remover on the bottom of a fiberglass boat?
My boat is steel but I can not imagine that it would damage fiberglass. The tools are plastic and they really do not reciprocate as much as vibrate. Worked pretty well when I used it
Yes. It is a truly amazing tool. Takes a few minutes to get the hang of it. And does not damage fiberglass.
Yes, but only on a bottom painted one. It worked great!
I use mine on the running gear. Serious barnacles in SW Florida, so I find it useful. Might be sort of agressive for the hull - although I guess it might depend on the growth. I do find the on\off switch tiring to hold while wearing diving gloves.John
Used it without any problems. For the most part just as easy to do by hand.
My wife purchased it for me as a Christmas present.yes, I used it on the bottom of my GRP 1985 ex-Navy captain's gig built by Willard and it worked just as I anticipated. It also did a good job on the struts, shaft and rudder. let the tool do the work and the barnacles will just pop off. Much less chance of substrate damage to your fiberglass hull than scraping. Nick Richards
I have not specifically used the waveblade on the bottom of my fiberglass boat, but I use it often along the waterline where I tend to get growth in spite of having bottom paint. The blade is not harmful to the bottom paint nor the gelcoat.B. GrahamSarasota, FL
I use it while diving to clean the bottom of my sailboat and it works great. Don't push, let the machine do the work. Once an hour re-tighten the blade. It removes slime, barnacles and oysters. If you painted over the bases of barnacles in the past, it will remove those, otherwise it will leave your bottom paint alone.
Previous owner of my house painted over the white cedar shingle siding with some kind of thick latex or acrylic paint. Half of the stuff is peeling off by itself and half is tenaciously stuck to the shingles. I've tried many kinds of scraperÂ’Â¢?? including a Bosch multi-tool oscillating scraper Â’Â¢??Â¥Ã‹_Â¥Ã‹_Â¥Ã‹_Â¥Ã‹_but so far I can't get this glop off without tearing up the shingle it's stuck to. Would this Waveblade gizmo do the job?
I use it to clean barnacles. I doubt it is tough enough to scrape paint. Maybe try a Fine tool.John
I have used the Waveblade only to remove barnacles on the hull and propeller of my boat and it does an excellent job. The vibration pattern is back and forth instead of sidewards as in the standard oscillating multitool and so it needs a sliding surface that has something sticking out so the the blade finds an edge. It might not work on your paint-siding problem. Have you tried a belt sander?Eric
The Waveblade works best on flat smooth surfaces. I have used it underwater to scrape hard marine growth off of many different surfaces like concrete pilings, PVC dock floatation, wood pilings, fiberglass, wood and steel boat hulls. Your cedar shingles are probably not smooth enough for this tool using the standard 3 inch blade without some gouging as you use it, but you may be able to get the job done with the 1 inch chisel blade that comes with the package.Good luck with your project.
I am not sure about that use, but it is amazing on barnacles on my docked boat. Well made. I would think it could work well.Arthur
Richard My experience with Waveblade is poor. I can scrape off barnacles faster with a hand scrapper than with my Waveblade. I tried it for some rust under paint. Went back to hand wood chisel and angle grinder. I don't use it anymore. I was warned by Practical Sailor not to buy it. I should have listened. If the paint is really stuck. Maybe it will never peel off. Either sand it off or paint over the it. Don
Can this tool be used to remove bottom paint build-up?
I suspect that it would not be efficient at removing bottom paint.The tool is designed to work against a hard edge and to break it byits fast pulsing. On paint it just would glide on the surface.
No I found it will move anything attached to the paint but not the paint
no. it's not really a power scraper, like the video and picture of tool tend to indicate. it's more a high speed reciprocating blade that relies more on virbration against the barnacle's adhesive layer to effect a fatigue crack in it, if that makes sense to ya. so what you do is hold it up to the base of the barnicle, gently pushing against the barnacle and it causes the barnacle to let go after awhile. that while is only 5 seconds if the boat has bottom paint on it and the barnacle is not more than 1". if no bottom paint then it's another story although smaller barnacles no more than 3/4" do come off, maybe 10 seconds each. some faster. in your case use a grinder/sander with an 8" pad and 60 grit stick on discs. ok, maybe 80 grit if it's a bottom paint that comes off easy.
Can this be used to also remove barnacles from my dock and seawall?
Used it several times and it has reduced the time I spend cleaning the bottom of my sailboat in haft.
Actually, I haven't used it yet because my planned haulout was delayed while I completed some topside painting. However, having watched a demo and from the manual, the answer would depend on how rough the surface is. The action depends on a relatively smooth surface like a hull or shaft under the growth otherwise the blade could dig into cracks or catch and be damaged. If the seawall is one of the composite plastic type, it seems to be feasible. If rough wood or concrete I think you're going to risk damaging the blade since the instructions and demo are explicit to let the blade do the work and not push hard on it. be happy to send an update in about a month after my hauloutNick Richards (Christy's husband)
no. this is why. the wave blade works, with barnacles up to about 1". It's ability to vibrate the barnacle off the surface depends on the surface. the videos shown in the product demonstration are of a hull that has bottom paint applied. bottom paint inhibits the barnacle from anchoring. It makes a big difference. My boat didn't have bottom paint, only a barrier coat of epoxy. thick epoxy. It worked on the ones that were small pretty well. Up to about 3/4" it would cause them to come off, but leave a footprint so to speak. It didn't happen fast, like in the video. It's harder to use the product when you are floating in the water next to the hull, with waves lapping and sharp barnacles. Plus you have to let it cool down every thirty minutes. I didn't clean that much in thirty minutes. I think it is mainly intended to be use dry dock, or by a diver with air, and assuming the surface is a coat of bottom paint.
Hey Bob,The Waveblade works great on all of the hard surfaces on my boat without any damage...even bottom paint.I'm not sure what your dock and seawall are contructed of...but if it is not a hard surface, I wonder if the occilating action of the Waveblade may "dig" into softer surfaces like wood.Hope this helps!Steve.
Bob-I would guess that the wave blade would work on pilings and seawalls just can't imagine why you would use it for that when a long handle floor scrapper would work saving ur waveblade wear and tear. It is by far the best hull barnicle remover I've ever used. I love mine and treat it like gold, using it on pilings and seawalls to me would keep me awake at night.
are they really waterproff . i would like to use it underwater ?
Yes they are. It's submersible up to 15 ft.
Worked well for a while
I have owned two waveblades used exclusively underwater to clean my running gear in the bay of Sarasota, FL. Both units have functioned well for six or seven one hour sessions underwater. The units were meticuously washed with fresh water as per manufacturers recommendations after every use. Both units have completely frozen up and are now non-functional. I would like to have the manufacturer examine the units to see what defect has occurred.
For use on dry land
Tool does a good job on light/ small hull growth. Mine experienced water intrusion and failed after about 12 uses.
Lost Locking Collar
Ordered in September and used for the first time this week. The locking collar came off after 20 minutes and the locking collar and blade went to the bottom. I was able to recover the blade but not the locking collar. I submitted a support ticket on the Waveblade site and haven't received a response. I called Jamestown Distributors and they don't have a replacement locking collar. Also there is not a US phone number for Waveblade. The Waveblade works great but if you have an issue with it you may be out of luckAlso, the power button location makes it awkward to use.
St Petersburg, FL
Took a while but I finally got under the boat to use this tool. Tried it at the pier first to make sure it wouldn't drain the batteries too far to start again - it didn't. Removed some pretty heavy growth from the rudder, prop and shaft - did it with ease. Applied some thread lock to the set screw before I started, ran the tool for about 20 minutes and it never got loose. Worked really well.
Hawaii Kai, HI
"Waveblade Is Great Except"
I purchased a waveblade and on the first use the locking collar came off and I almost lost it. The second time I used it the collar fell off again and this time it was lost on the bottom. So that ended my boat cleaning right there. I not only lost the collar I also lost the blade. I ordered 2 blades and 2 collars from Waveblade. I received an email saying they were out of locking collars and didn't know when they would get any. I contacted Jamestown and they didn't have them either. The parts I ordered totaled I've $100.00. I called waveblade and told them they needed to make changes to the locking collar. I was told they changed the locking collar on their Shark model which cost $1,000.00 but there was no change in site for the waveblade. Beware of this problem. The tool does work great till the locking collar falls off.
San Antonio, TX
Very low power
Attempted to scrape barnacles but tool stalled every time I put it to the work area. It would take forever to complete any sizable job, thanks to jamestown distributors for their no hassle return policy, will definitely do business with them again.
Blade retention collar design flaw
I don't use power all the time. Sometimes scraping with power off works fine. Strongly cemented shells are the best use for the tool. Also some seaweeds are removed better than with power off. Using power all the time is not necessary. I see a design flaw, or I should have been warned. The continuous vibration can(Did) cause the allen screw to work lose. My blade and collar came off. I saved the blade, but the collar disappeared in the muck below. LOST $22 for a replacement. Not too happy. Recommendation-depends
San Diego Harbor
It works great!
It takes just a little time using WB to master getting great results. Just let the WB do the work, do not apply to much pressure. There is a learning curve with using it. Just vary the angles and directions while moving over surface. This is the key to getting the WB to remove growth fast and with best results. It beats using a hand scraper.
This tool is a must have if you need to clean props in the water.I just cleaned a large 3 bladed prop with 1.5" thick fouling layer over the whole prop. The job was done fast with every bit of fouling removed and with little effort. In fact the tool works best when you do not push on it. Just a gentle touch and 3 inch square hunks of barnacles start falling off.
WaveBlade really works like a champ !
I had let the running gear on my 47 ft. twin screw former LaFitte shrimp trawler slide until it was heavily fouled with half inch barnacles, calcarous tube worms and especially flat oysters up to two inches in diameter like those that encrust pilings and seawalls here in South Florida. As a former commercial inspection and ship hull cleaning/prop polishing diver, I was skeptical at first that the Waveblade would really be effective at removing such growth but guess what, it was very effective at removing even the tough oysters. My buddy who was helping by hand scraping with a putty knife would motion me over to remove stubborn oysters with the Waveblade that he had been beating on with the putty knife. I did put a hose clamp over the switch and tightened it until the unit came on and stayed on. The Waveblade ran continuously for over two hours underwater with no problems. Once you catch on to relax and let the tool do the work and that less pressure is better and find the best angle for the blade you can really effectively remove even heavy fouling. It's fantastic at cleaning keel coolers and the spaces between the cooler fins. Using the Waveblade I got out shells and barnacles that have probably been there for years that the boatyard had missed. Waveblade is powerful enough to do the job without the worry of doing any damage. The tool more than paid for itself the first time out. There is a sense of satisfaction watching all the crud come off fairly effortlessly. I'm guessing it's sort of an ultrasonic vibration action along with the mechanical scraping of the blade that removes the encrustation. It sure beats putty knifes and scrapers.