Before applying a new coat of paint or stain, you often need to return existing furniture back to its raw, unfinished state. Take the hard work out of this task by enlisting a superhero scraper. The dual-edge, 2-½-inch carbide blade on the MaxxGrip Pro® Carbide Scraper with Pull Knob cleanly strips away finicky paint finishes. Better yet, the ergonomic grip and pull knob (which can double as a hammerhead) comfortably lend two-handed traction for tackling rugged surfaces and securing nails and screws as you go. Available from HYDE; $29.62.