View Full Version : mudpan or hawk?

16-02-2016, 08:14 PM
been doing patching for last 5 years so rarely knock up more than half a bucket. but now I'm about to start price just wondering what people use/recommend would be better for saving trips to the bucket. hawk or 14inch mudpan?

16-02-2016, 08:21 PM
hawk, though i use a mud pan for knife in of internals.

if your using wipe down knifes then a mud pan is good.

hay push the boat of and buy both.. see what you like.

if your using a trowel then hawk is no brainer

E.K Taper
19-02-2016, 12:53 AM
Hawk for me. Never tried a mudpan right enough but can't imagine it'll be better than a hawk. If the mudpan holds more stuff then its going to be heavier, no?

19-02-2016, 08:05 AM
if you make sure when your using a hawk and trowel to prepare and organise the material while walking back from the bucket, rather than do what most do and walk to the joint or window and then mess about you will save time and increase your potential momentum plus try and be mindful not to stop at the bucket when loading your hawk, its possible to do a fly by maintaining minimal loss of momentum , it all depends on angle of approach.. flow and momentum is the key, as is making sure you keep your trips round the house to a minimum.

if you think about it, no one action or application takes very long.. its the way you move round the house and how you use your time in between work ares that's the key to speed.

you don't need to run about like a twat.

FLOW, not stop start stop start, each movement of your body should blend flawlessly into the next. this will make you more productive and infact will also take less energy out of you. then its just a matter of physically pushing yourself to go faster but TBH if you have the flow down right then pushing yourself is optional.

to get this right you might find physically slowing down helps, concentrate on the way you are moving, like a dance! its phase one of speed, phase two its what you do at the work area but that's harder to explain over text.

when phase one blends into phase two it all becomes one continual movement... that's when you are good, that's the skill in the job. any monkey can spread shit on the wall.

music can help, incorporate dancing within your work movements...think FEET FEET FEET, its more about them than you think, after a while the beat will be in your head, you can drop the extra dance moves (feel free to incorporate some into your day) and you will become jedi master.

E.K Taper
20-02-2016, 09:08 AM
You make our trade sound beautiful Thomas:w00t:

01-01-2017, 08:42 AM
Always used a hawk, can't see that changing

19-03-2017, 08:37 AM
Always used a hawk, can't see that changing

All ways used a Mud Pan, can't see that changing. lol ;)