Someone may have suggested this already but just in case they have’nt, My wife came up with a brillant idea that works great for weeding. My wife suggested using a lint roller. It works great especially on small intricate cuts. It speeding my weeding by at least 10 fold. Try it you will love it
Plastic razor/scrapers are one of the best suggestions from the forum all those years ago!
I’ve just about stopped using blue tape for weeding – if the blade can’t get it easily, I go straight to gorilla tape. Certainly not ideal for all uses – ymmv! – but perfect for my use cases.
I only use it on unfinished BB plywood, because the adhesion of the masking is just weak enough that the blue tape works.
As for removing masking from larger parts I do this thing that is hard to describe where I use a piece of gorilla duct tape to grab just the corner of the masking and peel it free. I can de-mask a great deal of larger parts this way without using a ton of gorilla tape. I cant recall if I ever posted a pic of how I do that, it ends up making a really weird tape monster, all the masking hanging off the duct tape like feathers or fur or something.
Try it by pressing the corner onto a chunk of gorilla tape, it’s really fast. Then press the next corner into an unoccupied part of the tape, and repeat. You can remove masking from 40-50 pieces with just a couple inches of tape.
I have just started but I use my Cricut weeding tool to start my tapes then pull. If it starts to tear, I can slip the pick in sideways and use it to lift up the part tearing off, usually a tab or corner. I happen to have a few lint rollers around the house as I have cats so I am definitely going to try it!
I use my nails all the time. I have short nails and my nails are very easy to bend, so I end up ripping up my thumbnail usually and later having to clip it super short. lol Usually because I’m too stubborn to go get my plastic razor blade or something else. lol