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Goodmanatee
14-09-2010, 12:28 PM
Going to invest in a nail spotter.
Which make to buy. Advice anyone?

turrican_007
14-09-2010, 04:28 PM
Blueline 3" the ones with wheels there rapid.

The Taping Store
14-09-2010, 07:10 PM
They are all good, a 3" Nail Spotter is always a good idea as it holds more compound than a 2" so less trips back to the pump. I can do one for 140 + VAT feel free to give me a call on 07854 795 225 or drop me a line david@thetapingstore.com

E.K Taper
15-09-2010, 08:39 PM
I have the tapetech 2" spotter but feel it leaves me with too much sanding

2buck
16-09-2010, 02:39 AM
we use a 3" on the last coat only using a soft type mud (easy sanding) they are more sanding if you over lap coats,which can lead to flashing and burring of the rock/drywall.but it makes that last coat on screws real fast which I find is the most time consuming when done buy hand

Goodmanatee
16-09-2010, 09:28 AM
we use a 3" on the last coat only using a soft type mud (easy sanding) they are more sanding if you over lap coats,which can lead to flashing and burring of the rock/drywall.but it makes that last coat on screws real fast which I find is the most time consuming when done buy hand


We first coat with fast set. Wanted the spotter for the final coat. Sick to deaf of having to dot final coat by hand.

Thanks for the advice everyone.

ColumbiaTechSupport
16-09-2010, 12:35 PM
We've come out with a new Nail Spotter in the last year that has a skid plate on it but also has the option for wheels. I personally like the skid plate to protect you from breaking your blade, but if you have a reliable hang crew or hang yourself than the wheels are the way to go.

murchu
22-09-2010, 07:07 PM
wat is the hang crew??

E.K Taper
22-09-2010, 07:10 PM
I take it he means reliable roughers/boarders

matt
22-09-2010, 07:36 PM
reliable roughers/boarders
No such thing.

As prices come down, so does the quality of boarding

dryfix
22-09-2010, 08:02 PM
I'm with Turrican,Blueline 3,much easier to control than the one's that have a skid plate.Don't be fooled into thinking,the skid stops the blade getting damaged,you still catch the screw after the plates hits it first,Any spotter with wheels is better than the skid plate gimmick. ps.the 10 + 12 box don't have a skid plate.End of !!!!!!

Goodmanatee
23-09-2010, 09:23 AM
Cheers Dave.
Works a treat.