Views on different sized trowels

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Zippydragon

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What’s peoples views on size of trowels for their main trowel? I always got on best with marshalltown 16inch and a friend uses a marshalltown 20 inch, I know most use a 14 and to be honest I can’t see anything other than personal preference to be reason
 

plas1

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What’s peoples views on size of trowels for their main trowel? I always got on best with marshalltown 16inch and a friend uses a marshalltown 20 inch, I know most use a 14 and to be honest I can’t see anything other than personal preference to be reason
I use a 14" Marshalltown for laying on and trowelling and a co.me flex at the end.I was taught with a 13" Marshalltown when I started out but 14"all the way for me.
 

Dollar

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Them oversize trowels will take the toll on the elbow .. @ looking after yourself /..... [@Speeed skim set of sorts ....
 

Ritch

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What’s peoples views on size of trowels for their main trowel? I always got on best with marshalltown 16inch and a friend uses a marshalltown 20 inch, I know most use a 14 and to be honest I can’t see anything other than personal preference to be reason
13inch carbon for me, bigger trowels are asking for future arthritis and f**k*d joints, even 14 is too big for me lol
 

Zippydragon

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It’s odd like I say, total personal preference, I can’t get on with anything other than my 16. Stupid as bigger trowel doesn’t make much difference to work amount , it’s not like I’ve got a giant handboard/hawk to go with it
 

Steve Brown

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Started with a 13” then played around with a few sizes then settled for 14” for a good few years.
Now full circle and back on a 13” won’t change again now.
 

ChrispyUK

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13 for me not that anybody gives a flyer.

Nice and comfortable as I’m not plastering every day. Use a speedskim so irrelevant in some ways. Still use my 11” regularly too.

Goodnight
 

Ritch

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Couldn’t think of anything worse than running round like a lunatic doing a big hit.. been there done that… would rather do 3 small sets a day than 2 big ones
Not everyone is the same bud he probably makes it look easier then u do your 3 small sets, I would hate to have to do 3 sets in a day fook that but that’s me
 
I started with a 13 but now use a 14 or a 16...

May flatten in with an 18 but mostly the 14 all the way through
 

Sam4554

Active Member
Not everyone is the same bud he probably makes it look easier then u do your 3 small sets, I would hate to have to do 3 sets in a day fook that but that’s me
I used to do 50m2 hits but just found after you’ve done one trying to pick yourself up for another one was too depressing :ROFLMAO: would rather just chuck on smaller amounts get stuff ready in between
 

algeeman

It’s A Boy
Couldn’t think of anything worse than running round like a lunatic doing a big hit.. been there done that… would rather do 3 small sets a day than 2 big ones
that's nonsense
why would you run around like a lunatic

pace yourself
 
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