The Malco SideSwiper model SRT2, is a vinyl siding removal tool that combines the comfort and added leverage of an easy-to-grasp straight handle, with the smooth unlocking motion of a burr-free hook. The blade of the removal tool is angled from the bottom plane of the handle and allows the user to keep their wrist straight while keeping knuckles well above the work. The surface finishing and plating of the blade assures that the sharply angled hook will not cut into the vinyl material or produce shavings. Additional comfort and control is achieved with a non-slip textured handle grip. The gripping surface will not become slick from moisture and the form fitting, plastisol dip process bonds the grip for the life of the tool.