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    Going to invest in a nail spotter.
    Which make to buy. Advice anyone?

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    Blueline 3" the ones with wheels there rapid.

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    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
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    I have the tapetech 2" spotter but feel it leaves me with too much sanding

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2buck View Post
    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.

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    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.

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    wat is the hang crew??

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    I take it he means reliable roughers/boarders

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    reliable roughers/boarders
    No such thing.

    As prices come down, so does the quality of boarding

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    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 !!!!!!

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    Cheers Dave.
    Works a treat.

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