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    Hi All.
    We are a small building firm that do extensions and the odd new build.
    We have started doing out own taping and are looking to buy some tools.
    We own a tapetech pump and flat boxes 7 and 10" and are looking to buy a 12" finishing box which is compatible with our tapetech pump. Any Suggestions?
    Also looking to buy an Angle Head Handle, 3" Angle Head, or 3 1/2" whichever is best? and Corner Box I noticed the Columbia angle head and Columbia 7" Angle Box Head are much cheaper that tapetech. Can i get some feedback on Columbia and are they worth buying also will Columbia tools be compatible with our tapetech pump?
    We will also need corner rollers
    Any info on where to buy and which brand to buy on the above tools would be much appreciated.
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    Any of the quality makes of 12" box will go with your present set up.
    Columbia is a good brand, I have a pump, 10 and 12 box I bought from Marcus (Belmoreboy on here)
    I have a 7" box and corner box by Tapetech from Dave (The Taping Store on here) they all work fine with each other.
    Have a read of the threads in Tips an Tricks with regard to Angle heads and flushers. and yes Corner Rollers are very useful
    There is also a thread on what Machine tools people use to have a read through as well


    Where to buy the tools, the clue is in my post.

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    If you have the cash, buy a Mudrunner instead of the corner box. They are less effort to use and more manoeuverable. There are 3 on Ebay at the moment (one is spelt with 2 d's) so won't come up under mudrunner.

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    Hi gazbhoy

    Columbia tools are good not going to rubbish other manufacturers, I have never heard of any complaints about them and they are widley used. TapeTech are the market leader and the oldest tools manufacturer (AMES). So I guess it is a case of you get what you pay for.

    For your 12" box may I suggest looking at a Power Assit boxes? they hold more compound than a standard box and push out the compound for you saving loads of effort, have a look at http://www.thetapingstore.com/movies.htm to see how they work.

    I can do you a Premier International 7" corner box for 145.00 + VAT, Premier International where made by TapeTech to the same specification just silver rather than gold.

    As for the 3 1/2" Angle head, I have only used a 3" and find that it works fine by putting the compound just far enough past the tape to cover it and requiring little sanding I don't know if a 3 1/2" head will feather out to far - never used a 3 1/2 " so just thinking aloud.

    Corner roller are a good idea as they press the tape in to the internal corner prior to the 3" finisher speeding up the process dramaticaly. Another good idea is the external corner roller for press ing the Flex Tapes on external corners in place, again they really speed up externals.

    Feel free to give me a call on 07854 795 225 if you need any more information or any more help.
    David
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    Hi thanks for the reply's guys

    I will look into it and let you know what I purchased

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    Hi gazbhoy

    good luck with your purchase and if you need any help please do not hesitate to contact me anytime (marcus)

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    apologies to all for my absence of late just got back from very relaxing week away in Scotland, weather was crappy but managed a bit of fishing so all good !
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