Wood or rubber handle

madmonk

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#1
What you prefer I'm just having slidey dilemma with the rubber handle was going to try wooden see how I get on thoughts
 

essexandy

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#11
What you prefer I'm just having slidey dilemma with the rubber handle was going to try wooden see how I get on thoughts
I much prefer a wooden handle but most of my trowels have the rubber ones. I rarely see them for sale with the wooden handles and I never get round to ordering them separately.
 

paulf

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#13
I much prefer a wooden handle but most of my trowels have the rubber ones. I rarely see them for sale with the wooden handles and I never get round to ordering them separately.
I use to prefer tyzack trowels but liked the handle on marshaltowns. So would swap them over. Back then marshaltowns weren't as well made, they'd pop rivets long before a tyzack.
 

paulf

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#14
All my old trowel are wood heres two from the shed. Both marshaltowns one ss the other steel.
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Vincey

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#15
Mine are wood much prefer wood , I use to have the rubber but they are crap like stainless steel
If you haven’t had a wood definitely give a mt carbon wood a try mate really nice feel
13inch id recommend too
 

paulf

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#16
Mine are wood much prefer wood , I use to have the rubber but they are crap like stainless steel
If you haven’t had a wood definitely give a mt carbon wood a try mate really nice feel
13inch id recommend too
Never really had a problem with either. With use they both get a gloss from constant use, more so with wood. With wood you can sand them back. My main trowel is rubber handled ss tyzack. Its a tyzack in name only, still like it though.
 

Vincey

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#17
Never really had a problem with either. With use they both get a gloss from constant use, more so with wood. With wood you can sand them back. My main trowel is rubber handled ss tyzack. Its a tyzack in name only, still like it though.
Don’t know if it’s just me but rubber wears aware down to the metal at point of pressure in between v of thumb and first finger on the top of handle but wood doesn’t and feels better for me , smooth, light and solid too
Is it new tyzack?
 

paulf

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#18
Don’t know if it’s just me but rubber wears aware down to the metal at point of pressure in between v of thumb and first finger on the top of handle but wood doesn’t and feels better for me , smooth, light and solid too
Is it new tyzack?
Its the same job but every plasterer will wear a trowel differently.
 

essexandy

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#21
Don’t know if it’s just me but rubber wears aware down to the metal at point of pressure in between v of thumb and first finger on the top of handle but wood doesn’t and feels better for me , smooth, light and solid too
Is it new tyzack?
I have never once worn out a rubber handle, even back when I was doing thousands of metres of S&C F&S.
Although I prefer a wooden handle the rubber can't seem that bad to me or I would make sure to get a wooden one, and I never have.
 

John j

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#22
Cork lol. Thats on nella but prefer rubber these days . Used to have wood but think rubber makes it easier on hand personnally
 

Simon85

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#23
I have never once worn out a rubber handle, even back when I was doing thousands of metres of S&C F&S.
Although I prefer a wooden handle the rubber can't seem that bad to me or I would make sure to get a wooden one, and I never have.
Never wore out a rubber handle either and we also do lots of sand cement. Depends on how you grip your trowel.
 

Vincey

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#28
I reckon that's a faulty handle mate as it doesn't even look remotely worn out apart from that bit of gold plastic grinning through. I have them way more worn without the centre piece showing.
Seriously mate I must of had 7 lime it over time I been plastering even @Rossi46 commented a few years ago about how worn rubber was on my trowels
No worries any way bud , I happy with my wood
 

Dropsalot

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#30
Wood. Coz you can sand it “rough” to give a better grip, eventually it’ll be the exact shape of your hand.....mmmmm
 
#31
Wood. Coz you can sand it “rough” to give a better grip, eventually it’ll be the exact shape of your hand.....mmmmm
when I served my time we made our own wood floats for rubbing up etc the handles where cut out rough shape by joiners and we finished it off with a broken milk bottle shaving it to shape anybody remember that?
 
#33
Wood all day I find the rubber ones either shrink or get compressed then my hand cramps, never get that with wood unless I sand the handle down which I used to do like a silly old twat a,so rubber ones wear a groove where my thumb goes. Having said that I worked with a couple of brothers and they used to wear a thumb groove on wooden handles only spindley old buggers too
 
#34
when I served my time we made our own wood floats for rubbing up etc the handles where cut out rough shape by joiners and we finished it off with a broken milk bottle shaving it to shape anybody remember that?
I do we used to cut them out of a bit of pine and sand them down, I was never trusted with glass still not at sixty