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christaper22
03-06-2010, 03:38 PM
I must admit i dont give my taping tools the love and care they deserve. But recently ive been going through them and bought two new blades, one for the 12" and one for the 10" along with new skids for the sides. Dont know why i havent done this much earlier. My blades were so worn the screws were maxed out.

Now its actually quite nice to run the boxes round and twice as fast with no edges left.

E.K Taper
03-06-2010, 07:44 PM
It makes a big difference, Chris eh? its recommended you change blades and skids every year so I try to do just that. Its strange how you dont notice just how worn blades are until you replace them.
Less sanding too! :fing02:

belmoreboy
03-06-2010, 09:40 PM
Two other tools always worth checking - the blade on the taper - even though they look sharp when they start to blunt you will be pullinhg harder on that cutter chain and they cost alot to replace - change your blade for a couple of quid, once a month at least.

Angle heads - shocke by the ammount of top and bottom blade clips we sell - in theory these should not take that much hammering as the blade is there to do the job - change blades on avergae every 6 if used once or twice a week yearly if used once a week.

One thing we notice alot is angle heads that have set screws almost welded into the head as they have never been cleaned inside the screw head. Save expensive and long repair job of drilling out screws - pressure wash angle head as much as possible throughout the year!:fing02:

amestaper
03-06-2010, 10:35 PM
This is something Im guilty of. Ive got a few spares for the tapetech kit but have never changed the blade on my Premier 8 inch box for 5+ years because I dont know where to get any.

christaper22
04-06-2010, 05:04 AM
Walls and ceilings should have 8" inch blades.

Gregors-07
05-06-2010, 11:03 PM
I must admit i dont give my taping tools the love and care they deserve. But recently ive been going through them and bought two new blades, one for the 12" and one for the 10" along with new skids for the sides. Dont know why i havent done this much earlier. My blades were so worn the screws were maxed out.

Now its actually quite nice to run the boxes round and twice as fast with no edges left.



Been needing to change mine, leaves so many edges and alot harder to rub down. I got a northstar 10" and 12 " and just wondered where id get the spares from and if there easy to fit?

christaper22
07-06-2010, 04:49 PM
http://www.walls-and-ceilings.co.uk/form1.asp?fname=form2&pname=form2

numbers there, takes a couple of minutes to change

E.K Taper
07-06-2010, 05:22 PM
Changed the blade on my 10 box this morning, what a difference! No going back over tapes and no trowelling either
Just thought I'd say :whistling: