This odd-looking contraption is a Noga Multi-Burr deburring multi-tool, model RG1000.
In case you’re not familiar with the name, Noga makes very good deburring tools that work with a broad variety of blades and attachments.
Basically, Noga deburring tools and attachments are designed for cutting, scraping, and shaping metal and plastic materials for finish quality or safety purposes.
I have posted about Noga deburring tools before, and have been a big fan of the brand for around 15 years now.
Noga does more than just make deburring tools – they also make machining cooling accessories, magnetic and articulating holders for precision instruments, and accessory arms for cinema, videography, and photography industries.
Here, the contraption shown above can best be described as a deburring multi-tool.
The Noga RG1000 Multi-Burr features an S10 blade, N2 blade, D50 scraper blade, and 10.4mm countersink blade.
- S10 – deburring blade, works best on steel, aluminum, plastic
- N2 – deburring blade, works best on brass and cast iron
- D50 blade – scraping blade, ideal for tool and die makers
- RD10.4 – 1-10.4 mm 90° countersink blade, works on steel, aluminum, plastic
The tools can be locked into position for use and then folded back to the handle for carrying or storage. Noga says that a single spring lock is used for all of the tools.
This puts 4 of what Noga says are their most popular multi-purpose tools, into a single quick-access pocketable handle.
Noga doesn’t explicitly say so, but the tool’s description suggests it’s compatible with like-model-number replacement blades. If that’s the case, you might be able to swap accessories with other styles, but users are left on their own to determine compatibility.
Most brands’ deburring tool handles, Noga’s included, often allow for quick blade and accessory changes. Still, it seems convenient to be able to fit 4 useful styles of tools into your pocket, tool bag, or tool box, without having to carry separate handles or change things with a single handle as needs and tasks change.
This isn’t going to fit everyone’s needs, but I thought it was interesting enough to write about. If you’re not at all familiar with Noga deburring tools, take a look at their basic handles first, which can be found for $12-16.