Power float

taylor

Member
Was thinking of getting a power float for rendering. Has anyone used them? Are they any good? Refinas the go to brand but one stop shop is selling one aswell has anybody used that one as well?
Cheers
 
I was just looking at getting the refina one myself... Worth ago definately.. Ive just seen the p1ss shops version be interested to see the comparison myself.. Especially for the rendering season starting again
 

Tom81

Well-Known Member
Did you get the cordless one im debating on taking the plunge just how long the batterys lasts putting me off
No got the corded one they've got a long lead on them and doesn't hinder you, no loss of power and power floats use a lot don't know how the batteries keep up to be honest they pull your arms around.
I ain't sold on battery s**t!
 
No got the corded one they've got a long lead on them and doesn't hinder you, no loss of power and power floats use a lot don't know how the batteries keep up to be honest they pull your arms around.
I ain't sold on battery s**t!
Fair enough thanks for that mate appreciate the advice ill go for one with a cord... Got a few nice jobs coming up to try it on
 

Vincey

Private Member
Have you had one mate.. Got to take some serious work out of it though surely
No I haven’t mate I got two friends they say they are great after they ibar the wall only problem is they are waiting to ibar the wall , I sponge with my orange and a fine and on the way home at 3 before there wall is firm enough to start ibar so conclusion was they waste of time
Maybe it’s crap gear they are good with
 

taylor

Member
I'm defo not gonna splash out a grand on the battery one but had my eye on a power float for a while now.whats the one from the one stop shop like if anyones used it?
 

Complete

Well-Known Member
Was thinking of getting a power float for rendering. Has anyone used them? Are they any good? Refinas the go to brand but one stop shop is selling one aswell has anybody used that one as well?
Cheers
I've got the p1ss one and it's great on ocr and s&c, you need boulder shoulders for it though. I bought the refina scratcher attachment for mono and it's stupidly overkill in my opinion
 
No I haven’t mate I got two friends they say they are great after they ibar the wall only problem is they are waiting to ibar the wall , I sponge with my orange and a fine and on the way home at 3 before there wall is firm enough to start ibar so conclusion was they waste of time
Maybe it’s crap gear they are good with
Fair enough mate good to hear everyones opinions i just thought with me being on me own it would be like having another man with me.
 

Olican

Private Member
Fair enough mate good to hear everyones opinions i just thought with me being on me own it would be like having another man with me.
heath ledger love GIF
 

SmoothCriminal

Well-Known Member
I watched a guy use it on YouTube an my conclusion was he ended up going back over it with a hand plastic float.. didn’t sell the product enough for me.
 

taylor

Member
I saw one of those YouTube vids aswell. The good thing is it looks like you can give first float while it's still wet or is that bulls#@t
 

Tom81

Well-Known Member
I'm liking the look of the refina power float but the ps1s version is half the price
It's a no-brainer the cheaper one if you're a plasterer doing rendering as well,
if all you do is loads of render then get the refina as will hold up better with hard usage
 

taylor

Member
Yeah that's me mate. I might not do sand and cement rendering for months and then i get loads of it. I'm up for anything that can make my life a bit easier
 

Rossi46

Private Member
I’ve got an Eibenstock one and i love it. Takes so much shoulder work out and gets it so flat. Different attachments too make them versatile.
 

spread86

New Member
I’ve got an Eibenstock one and i love it. Takes so much shoulder work out and gets it so flat. Different attachments too make them versatile.
Do you use the plastic diamond float attachment when rubbing up base coat ready for the final top coat? I noticed you only get the sponge with the machine now was gonna order as well
 

Rossi46

Private Member
Do you use the plastic diamond float attachment when rubbing up base coat ready for the final top coat? I noticed you only get the sponge with the machine now was gonna order as well
I got one in a set but honestly I don’t use it. With a decent serrated rule it’s very flat anyway.
 
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