My chippy has one.
He was tacking on our job in the summer
I had a play, yes mate it's a good tool
I reckon it'll suit your need.
I just use a cordless multi tool (as I don't warrant the use right now). But if I had s**t loads of cuts like that, I'd consider getting that makita.
Agree mate, especially when branded premium etc.
(I know you shouldn't have to)
You can ease it back, handle facing down to ground or on a hop up, one hand at each end of trowel and apply gradual pressure, (not sudden or a quick press though)
Then check its back to flat or with a slight...
Kraft are quality mate
The metal is bang on, really well put together trowels - the elites are awesome, from the moment you get them you can tell, easily the nicest presented trowel you can get. Blade has lasted well and is like a razor.
Pretty sure the wonder mitre does the 135mm too.
No such joy.
Just hope I've helped people to either choose or leave them.
They won't be for everyone.
If my pics and info or opinion help people to choose to buy or dodge them, then that's worthwhile.
Don't think they're readily available for people to view in the tool shops just yet so...
I think everyone with experience would tweek it a bit themselves to customise it to how they like anyway.
That said, 3 hits of laying on flatten and trowel it's pretty much there. The actual finish edge of the blade is as close as I've seen to 'ready' out the box.
The burnishing - dressed down...
On my post #167 on this thread - the corners come way too sharp.
For both safety and to prevent "nibbing" where you just create far too many unnecessary lines, I roughed the corners off on a coarse slab. I do it to all my trowels then use them. After a while I refine the edge...
Threw on with the 14" today, shank is ok and close to the front.
On arrival yesterday I thought it was too similar to the render trowel, it seems to have a tiny bit more flex though in use.
Felt really nice in the hand, with good balance. Metal is nice.
It's like the 13" and 14" marshall
For me the 13 marshall trowel is better for trowelling up, although it has a shorter shank!
Other than that I always find when the shank is far from the toe I tend to get a lot of fanning, (like a vibration) when trowelling up.
I too have had loads of permashapes, each have held their banana shape very well, even under hard trowelling and abuse.
The mxs ranges (normal marshalltowns without the perma logo) most are ok, but lads with us have had them distort very quickly, with the same hard trowelling.
Both these are...
Mine has come bang flat, and corners are square - sharp square!
Flexibility wise, it doesn't feel too much more flexible than the premiums, being that bit wider though - it does feel there is a bit more give towards the edge.
I'll compare side by side tomorrow.
Yes but they're a different bucket, exactly the same as the Benson ones but for more money.
Had my Benson buckets for years (65L), takes a good two and half bags of multi or board.
Benson went out of business, I think Taylor tools and another couple of companies are the same buckets...
Depending on which way the criteria would fall. Money earned, or from the customers point of view - cheapest spread.
Your probably gonna have a different winner.
In fact there would be a different winner for each of them.
1 winner cleanest
1 winner cheapest ?
1 winner best skimmer etc etc