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turktown taper
01-03-2010, 10:08 PM
What do you guys tape with? hawk & trowel or blades?
im a blades man myself, :D

01-03-2010, 10:42 PM
nice question - look forward to seeing answers on this one

Anyone use a caulker? i know a few old timers who still do and to be fair they are so eay to use and finish is pretty good!

01-03-2010, 10:52 PM
Trowel, 6" Taping knife, & blades.

01-03-2010, 11:11 PM
"14, 12", 10", 8", "6", 4", 2.5", 2", 1", a piping bag and a dart for those hard to reach corners:rolleyes:. My work bags a deadly weapon and will cut you to ribbons if you throw it over your shoulder the wrong way. :eek:

Usually I get by with the 4, 6, 10 and 12.

crack filler
01-03-2010, 11:14 PM
trowel and 4in filling knife

02-03-2010, 01:31 AM
12" and 13" Hawks, 16, 14 12 and 10 trowels, 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1.5 1 and .5" knives. also a brickie's pointer and margin trowels

Hawk and trowel man for the most part, but I never refuse to try a tool...

02-03-2010, 06:59 PM
hawk, trowel, 14 inch blade,pointy knife, rubber blade,and adjustable trowel.still cant f**ckin use them even after 19 years.oh and a six inch knife and 3"for sticking and cuting fiba.....

02-03-2010, 07:39 PM
10, 12, 14 taping knives for smoothing off boxes 8, 10, 12.
2" blade for scrim, 6" for screw heads and 12" trowel for flex, and margins and other bits for angles etc.
Worn-in carbon trowel is a must, especially for skimming bits and bobs.

03-06-2010, 04:27 PM
Trowel,blades of various sizes,basically whatever it takes to get the job done.

Brian S
03-06-2010, 05:47 PM
All depends what I'm doing, usually blades, but, hawk and trowel, 6" knife and trowel, pan and knives.
Like everyone else I carry a wide variety of knives and blades

03-06-2010, 06:53 PM
Hawk & trowel, but was 1st shown how to tape with a hawk & caulker..

E.K Taper
03-06-2010, 07:33 PM
Hawk an Trowel and 6" knife for ingoes + spotting. 4"knife for sorting internal corners after finishing. Got a 8" marshalltown blade but never use it. Good for scraping ice off the windscreen in winter though

04-02-2011, 12:58 AM
hawk,float,internal float (butterfly), assortment of diffrent sized filling knifes from 1" to 8" 3" scraper .......cant fail to have a range of them.....paddle mixer and bosche drill :D
tinsnips =]

Brett R
21-02-2011, 06:23 PM
use hawk and knifes for fast setting and pan and knifes for finishings.

21-02-2011, 07:29 PM
use hawk and knifes for fast setting and pan and knifes for finishings.

i find this oddd lol........ why do people use knifes? you get far more pressure and a smoother finish on a float(trowel)

Brian S
21-02-2011, 09:47 PM
If I'm hand jointing, 6" knife and 11" trowel first and second coat (tapered edges) and 6"knife and 13" trowel for 3rd coat, all externals pan and knives.
Internals done with the flushers and brush

Machine Jointing, pan and knives

21-02-2011, 10:03 PM
i seen in its london mag a ragni set consisting i think 2 trowls (floats) small 5 or 6 inch one and a 11" one anyone actually use the 2 sizes of trowl? i was thinking about it as the smaller trowl would be better for 1st coat and the bigger for 2nd and 3rd then again i always use the 11" Trowl cause its beveld boards first two skims fill the beveld joint 3rd skim is about 3 inches over on each side?>

24-02-2011, 04:32 PM
14" hawk, 11" & 14" marshalltown ss trowels, 4" knife for internals & 1st coat nails, 6" knife for ingo's & 2nd coat nails.
Always machine tape.

06-03-2011, 05:56 PM
What do you guys tape with? hawk & trowel or blades?
im a blades man myself, :D

I think the question should of been,do you consider yourself to be a h&t or P&K taper. A H&T taper will still have a P&K in his arsenal. while a P&K taper will not have a H&T so.......

06-03-2011, 06:38 PM
The thing I don't get with using a pan, is that you load your knife and there is mud the whole way along the blade. When this is put on the wall, you get mud creeping out at the edges, which rips my shit, as you then have to tidy that up. When you load your knife or trowel with a 6" knife you can tailor the width of your mud application accordingly. Hope this makes sense, Maybe i'm just a bit OCD about my jointing.

Brian S
06-03-2011, 08:03 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUcJ1ZPi1hg the opening shots

06-03-2011, 08:11 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUcJ1ZPi1hg the opening shots

Thanks Brian. To me, that is cack-handed

Brian S
06-03-2011, 08:19 PM
I think like any method Tony, you adapt it to suit yourself, I sometimes use this method, (when I remember:D) but recently been more Knife and trowel work as there's not been enough jointing to get pans a stuff dirty