The RUPES BigFoot Claw Pad Tool is a really handy accessory tool, whose usefulness abounds. We always keep one to hand whenever we are working with any of the machines in the BigFoot line up, for the following reasons. Firstly, it's important to keep your pads clean and residue-free as you work, and the semi-rigid bristles make light work of this. Secondly, BigFoot polishing pads have a habit of welding themselves to the backing plate during use, which can make them hard to remove and susceptible to being torn. The wedge end of the RUPES BigFoot Claw Pad Tool makes it much easier to pry them apart without damaging the pad. Thirdly, microfiber and wool pads have very specific priming requirements, which involves spreading a thin layer of product over them, and the wedge enables this to be achieved in a mess-free way.