Can I use these Premium Finishing Knives for finishing angles?
wp_admin2022-05-04T04:35:14+06:00The smallest knife size offered is 7" and generally would be too large to finish angles however it works great when touching up angles after using the TapeTech Corner Finishing System.
Can I use the Compound Tubes to apply joint compound to outside corners for paper-faced bead installation?
wp_admin2022-05-04T04:09:45+06:00The Compound Tubes are an excellent tool for applying joint compound to the outside corners when installing paper faced bead. Simply add the TapeTech Outside Applicator Head (sold separately) to the Compound Tube to apply a uniform layer of material for this application.
Is there a recommended height for the blades above the skids?
wp_admin2022-05-01T03:07:36+06:00The blades on TapeTech Finishing Boxes (Flat, EasyClean® and Power Assist™), Corner Finishers and Nail Spotters are set to .005 inches (5/1000ths of an inch) above the skids or frames at the factory. You can use a simple feeler gauge to measure this precisely. In the field, your fingernail will also work as a good gauge.
Depending on the age and condition of your tools and the various parts that work together to produce an edge-free finish, you may need to adjust your blades slightly higher than this factory this setting. You may also find that one side of the blade may need to be set differently than the other side due to the condition and wear of other parts. However, the blade should never be set less than .005 inches above the skids or frame.
Can I use commercial lubricants like WD-40 on my TapeTech tools?
wp_admin2022-05-04T03:07:31+06:00There are many commercially available lubricant products on the market. Most are designed for specific uses. Our experience is that many lubricants can cause some of the rubber parts used in ATF tools to swell, making the tools operate less effectively. We recommend using Ames Bazooka Oil when lubricating your TapeTech Automatic Taping and Finishing Tools.