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Rossi46

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Can we hear the other side to these trowels. I've heard nothin but crap about them but marshys fine review has got me wanting one :-/
 

Marshy

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Does it not do much the same as a plazzie as in you can finish earlier wth little or no water.
I've never used the plastic ones but I've read similar good reviews on here, the only thing that put me off the plastic one was I've read (on the forum) that the blades can damage easily??
 

Marshy

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I believe the posite comments, but the warping, nicks.. put me off..
@cassie its like anything, look after your tools and they will look after you? I admit the trowel looks like it needs a bit more care where I store it in the landy etc but I'm careful where I put all my trowels. Some of the lads posted good tips to protect the edges in transit etc. If you want to save time on your gauges/sets I really would consider getting one? I saved half an hour on each of my sets. Am guessing because of no water added/splashed on troweling? :RpS_thumbup:
 
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jeffplast

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They dont warp because by the very nature of the trowel you do not have to apply hardly any pressure,
I been using these for a long time and apart from the one i dropped (and fooked right up) there bullet proof.

I agree with this, had mine near to 5 years and no problems
 

scottie5

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These trowels should be no more prone to nicks or kinks out the blade then any other, sharp well worn skimming trowel as the thickness of the blade edge will be about the same. But because you put less pressure on the blade of the s*p*r*lex if you do happen to hit anything with it, you shouldnt do much harm.
 

Arti

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Your all fu@kin sheep

























So where did you say I could get 1 .....:-/

I'm using The Plasterers Forum Mobile App
 

raggles

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Just to add to the mix here i got a new MT 12in carbon steel one the day cos me other ones gett'n on a bit now :RpS_thumbup:
 

boardfinished

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Hello lads n lasses,
As promised I used my new 16" stainless s*p*r*lex today on a small boarded out room about 4x3.5m2 and I'm absolutely gobsmacked!! All troweled to a top finish WITHOUT water!! I'm still perplexed as it goes against everything I have ever known,shown or trained to do!!??
The only water I used was a quick wipe of the blade every so often on the last 2 trowels. I admit I still have some tweaking regarding my timing on going over the plaster but I was in genuine awe over this trowel.
A lot of you know I harp on about being old school prefering sand/cement to anything else etc but if it wasn't for some of your reviews on these trowels I'd have carried on in my stubborn ways. So I'm just glad I took the gamble on your good advice and my only regret is not doing it sooner!
I have never ever finished any skim without the odd splash of water and using this trowel you simply don't need to. My 2 gauges/sets were done much quicker without hardly any pressure on the old arms/shoulders as normal polishing up.
If anybody wants a trowel to save time and effort on their skimming work? The stainless s*p*r*lex trowel is a must for you!! Trust me and I never say this without meaning it, you won't be dissapointed!!
Cheers for reading my drivvle,
Marshy
PS Refina havnt paid me anything, not even any freebies!!.......not even a TPF mug !!! :RpS_crying: :RpS_thumbup:

hi marshy can you link this trowel up please? x:D
 

Casper

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Well I'm gonna get one, on the strength of your testimonial Marshy. I really hope its as good as you say.:RpS_unsure:
 

Marshy

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if links were in red mate I would,but links are the same colour as posts,its very annoying
Sorry pal I don't know how?? :RpS_blushing: Just go to refinas website I think its Refina.co.uk and all the trowels are on there £30 plus postage :RpS_thumbup:
 

Marshy

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Well I'm gonna get one, on the strength of your testimonial Marshy. I really hope its as good as you say.:RpS_unsure:
Well as you are a capable spread Casper I think you will be amazed as me just how quick your gauges/sets will be by being able to go over sooner without water! I always thought the idea of no water troweling up was nonsence but here I am holding my hand up admitting I was wrong!
 
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