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    Just a quick one - wondered if any of you tapers out there remember the Monster Mesh Taper??

    Looking into getting it made again and wondered if anyone would be interested in one?

    Look forward to hearing your thoughts !
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    I remember them and considered it years ago but that was as far as the buying process went due to reviews elsewhere.
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    I have one and it's a great bit of kit when it's working.
    I bought 2 from Mason Drywall Supply in Midland, Texas about 4 yrs ago for the total price of 258 delivered. This was a bargain as some retailers were, at that time, selling them for twice that amount. The plastic components that make up the head of the thing are quite brittle and over time, bits have snapped and been repaired with superglue, screws have worked loose and been replaced, and the whole thin plastic cover has shattered, and been discarded. It is very selective of the scrim tape that is used. If the scrim is too gluey, it wont advance. If the scrim is not sticky enough, the weight of the roll of scrim will pull the scrim back through the mechanism. The best tape I have found to use is the Gyproc one and the one branded 4x4.
    As I use paper tape for my internals, I don't use the flip over corner applicator. For a general plasterer, doing a lot of skimming, this would be an invaluable addition to their toolkit.
    I have searched the web for a new one and spoken to Tapetech in both the US and here, only for them to confirm that production had stopped quite a while ago. I can only presume that this is because the Americans don't generally use scrim and so sales levels weren't as high as expected.
    If you manage to develop one, I would definately buy one once my Monster Mesh died, and would be prepared to pay up to say 250 if it was well made.
    Mine has paid for itself several times over. If you are lucky to see one come up on Ebay, they still fetch a premium.

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    Was Gonna buy one years ago but being a tightwad i didnt bother . don't u get the smaller plastic one from allwall .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amby DW View Post
    don't u get the smaller plastic one from allwall .
    Utter crap. I have one in my garage gathering dust.

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    Aye thought so

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    Not really the same thing - a fibatape applicator just applies the scrim - monster mesh applies scrim and ames, much like a taper but using scrim not paper.

    New design fibatape applicator released couple of weeks back - Tony if you had problems with it not cutting tape properly then you would be impressed with the new model - they knew it had a few problems and made some good improvements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belmoreboy View Post
    - monster mesh applies scrim and ames, much like a taper but using scrim not paper.
    No it doesn't. Unless you've invented one. You wouldn't use scrim and ames together either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belmoreboy View Post
    Not really the same thing - a fibatape applicator just applies the scrim - monster mesh applies scrim and ames, much like a taper but using scrim not paper.

    New design fibatape applicator released couple of weeks back - Tony if you had problems with it not cutting tape properly then you would be impressed with the new model - they knew it had a few problems and made some good improvements.

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    No it doesn't. Unless you've invented one. You wouldn't use scrim and ames together either.
    I had to stop and think for a second what he was talking about!

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    sorry guys didnt explain myself very well, and yes tony the new mesh taper we are looking at would have the ability to coat and tape scrim not just apply scrim. have any of you guys used a dry tape banjo?
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    Would it not have to be a setting compound with the scrim though?
    Not used a dry or wet banjo. Had a go on one with 4 strings once.

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    Been playing with few prototypes,(monstermesh banjo hybrid) using filler (red bag) and easifill - will have some more info asap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by belmoreboy View Post
    Been playing with few prototypes,(monstermesh banjo hybrid) using filler (red bag) and easifill - will have some more info asap.
    Hopefully where ever one is used they have a damn good hosepipe for cleaning out after if using the red bag filler!
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    Quote Originally Posted by belmoreboy View Post
    Just a quick one - wondered if any of you tapers out there remember the Monster Mesh Taper??

    Looking into getting it made again and wondered if anyone would be interested in one?

    Look forward to hearing your thoughts !
    i have one, its naff! putting scrim on the wall is quick and easy, bought it to try and use scrim in the inside corners but never got on with that method. they sold a special internal finishing head to go over scrim too but only lead to problems... still got it in the garage lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas.savage View Post
    i have one, its naff!
    They are a bit temperamental, but once you find the right brand of scrim, they work fine and save time and effort. If you don't want it, i'll buy it off you. Are you related to Robocop?

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    well if any one wants my monster mesh they are welcome to it. it takes me about an hour to scrim wall and cielings and cut angle in a avarge size n hight four/ five bed. i cant see geeting much quicker than that but thought the monster mesh might be the way forward but alas it was not. i am in taunton, fifty quid and its yours..

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