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    tbh the new improved gyproc external steel tape is alot lighter and easier to work with it dosnt spring out or anything think its made of aluminium now like 1 maybe 2mm where as the old stuff open the cardboard box and the stuff would shoot out and tie a knot.

    i just use it with my metal tape holder i purchased from belmore boy. clips onto the trousers and away you go

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    At christmas you get all sorts of family size tins, for biscuits,sweets etc.....worked with a lad who had one just a bit bigger than a roll of flex.It had a plastic lid and he cut a slot in the side.He just put the roll in the tin,fed the tape through the slot and snapped back on the lid.Hey presto,no more flex spilling out of the shit cardboard boxes they now come in.....

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    Excellent idea and it's possible to stash half a box of quality street chocolates in there too. I considered giving your comment a thread of its own.
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    thats the boy...even had his name on it.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    I'm a bit lost wi this one I'm afraid. I always just take the flex OUT the box anyway and hold it in my left hand while measuring & cutting it wi my right. Too fiddly dragging it around in the box

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    easiest way I found, cut it a bit longer than required then once the roll is used up go round and cut to length,takes no longer than cutting to length while trying to hold a fullish roll in one hand.
    "YOUR PRIUS JUST SAVED ALL THE PETROL MY MUSTANG USED!"

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    Its a double journey round the house though Saleen, why not get it cut 1st time? I appreciate what you're saying about holding a full roll but when you're used to it then its no big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    Its a double journey round the house though Saleen, why not get it cut 1st time? I appreciate what you're saying about holding a full roll but when you're used to it then its no big deal.
    Indeed a double trip round the house, but on the second trip when you have both hands free you can trim up reveals which seem to always need doing these days and also scrape window boards.
    "YOUR PRIUS JUST SAVED ALL THE PETROL MY MUSTANG USED!"

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    Fair enough, while you're doing that I'll have a cuppa tea and a swatch at page 3 in the Sun
    Gimme a shout when yer done, Saleen !!!!

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    You guys ever use the Magic corner from Trim Tex? http://trim-texestore.com/index.php?...t_detail&p=247
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    We use it over here but only as dedicated control joints, is good stuff and looks neater than others available. The best bit is that is entirely surface mounted so can simply be used a feature and/or retro fitted to a problematic crack.

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    I use a product called No-coat and it is amazing, it has a line every foot on the back so you can precut pieces and then it runs through my bead-pro bead box and sticks right to the wall for any inside or outside angles that need beaded. The amount of time I save using No-coat is so much better then stick beads but you have to make sure its on straight and proper.

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    Reading this with a smile on my face, about 10yrs ago I made a wooden box just a bit bigger than a normal flex box and fitted it with a hinged side, I just pop a roll of flex in it and then with it on the floor just pull out the amount I need its worked brilliantly for years maybe I should have patented it.

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