Red Ripper® D-Grip 42" Handle. No 1 Selling Shingle Tear-Off Tool. The Red Ripper® shingle shovel is a robustly built asphalt shingle removal tool that improves user performance and productivity. It has patented Y shaped ripping teeth on both the front and back edges of the tool that easily remove shingles, nails, staples and screws in a single pass. The Red Ripper® rips in two o directions, forwards and backwards, dramatically improving productivity and performance.