Cleaning set putty/filler from a taping knife/scrapers

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    As the title.. I have a putty knife with caked on layers of easyfill, I've had a go scraping the stuff off with a scraper but it's like rock, I don't want to use a chisel and hack at it as this will rip through the protective layers on the tool. Would leaving it in a bucket over night work? I'd prefer to avoid harsh chemicals and go for the natural methods.
     
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    I would stick it in a bucket of hot water with some soap powder/liquid overnight.
     
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    I would buy a new putty knife and look after it..
     
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    As above.

    But just saying: professionals in the taping or plastering game wash all tools as they go along - its a must.
     
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    I'll try the bucket method overnight with some fairy in it, see if it softens up enough to pick off. I admit to having done worked prior without the proper passion.
     
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    Just use sandpaper like everyone else.
     
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    protective layer.
    if you were that concerned it wouldnt be caked in crud.

    give it a smack with a hammer.
     
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