Whether you've been using your TapeTech extendable box handle for years or you like to set the brake on your new box handles "just right", adjusting the brake on your TapeTech 88TTE XTender handle is easy. First, loosen the lock nut located near the top connector plate. Then adjust the set screw, using a hex wrench, to reach the desired action. Be careful not to tighten the screw too much as this can cause the brake to drag. Finally, tighten the lock nut again and you're ready to go!
The type of box handle you use is really a personal preference. However, the TapeTech EasyFinish® bent handles do offer a significant benefit if you finish a lot of flat or butt drywall joints over shoulder height. The bent handle provides natural leverage that makes depressing the pressure plate of the finishing box easier. If you stand your drywall vertically, the EasyFinish® handles can really help reduce the effort required as part of the drywall finishing process. Additionally, if you use Power Assist® finishing boxes, the bent handles actually help to engage and disengage the Power Assist mechanism.
Yes! TapeTech offers the most heavy duty extension handles in the industry. We offer the 88TTA heavy duty extension corner applicator extension handle for the model 35TT or 50TT corner applicator. This handle can also be used with corner applicators from some other brands.
There 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.