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    this is foe the hand apply guys really.
    when you are tape and jointing by hand what is your weapon of choice
    HAWK (hand board) or mud pan ???
    and size of knifes from start to finish??
    how doz it compete with the more up to date ways of taping

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    When I'm hand jointing, I use both Hawk and Trowel and Pan and Knife.
    H&T for flats and Butts, K&P for Externals, still use a tube and flusher for internals though

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    i was thinking of getting the better then ever tools.
    as a bazooka is out my price range and most my finishing is plastering.
    i use a hawk now as i bust my mud pan.
    iv got a hawk for taping and my main one for skimming marshalltown.
    using different sized knifes and trowels from 6" knife to 14" trowel
    going right up too 1200mm speedskim
    Last edited by kentish plasterer; 01-07-2012 at 03:30 PM.

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    Nothing wrong with the BTE kit, thats what I started with when I first got machines, now theyve brought out flat applicators, it does the lot
    Mainly use a 6" knife but also 8 10 and 12, trowels got an 8, 11, 14 16, and 18

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    Trowel n knife here, I have a 5"x16" we call a shovel that holds as much as a hawk and either the trusty 6" broad knife or a taping knife, but anything more than one room and it's worth getting the Homax out. Even more so now you get creasers to fit them.

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    I use a 11 3/4 curved trowel to start then 12in flat for finishing. 4in knife for everything and bte tools for the internals

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