It's a simple tool, but it accomplishes three tasks that you didn't know could be made easier.
It's as if you're having Big Foot himself clean and remove your polishing pads for you.
The Rupes Claw pad tool was specifically designed to help remove residue from polishing pads, remove polishing pads without squeezing or deforming the edges, and it can also be used to help spread product in a uniform fashion.
The pad tool can be used on microfiber & foam pads alike. Cleaning pads after removing clear coat is essential to achieving consistent cutting/finishing ability and preventing marring or scouring the surface as the pad becomes loaded with spent paint residue.