The Hax Tool is an exceptionally good tool for the hand builder. At almost 6″ long it can cover some territory while still getting into tight spots with its points. The micro-fine teeth allow you to do detailed manicuring and finishing. It removes leather hard clay with ease and scores and blends wet surfaces as well. An added benefit is that the Hax Tool is bendable and you can customize the shape to suit your sculpting needs.
Michael Sherrill uses this combination to achieve a fine finish on porcelain: Hax Tool removes and shapes the clay, a wipe down with a Mudtools Sponge, and then a Red Very Soft or Yellow Soft Polymer Rib for a final burnish.