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Old 02-16-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Tape worm or other 4" angle heads


Has anybody used a 4" angle head for smooth walls, and if so what do you think of them? I've had a cheap 3.5" and hated it, thinking of buying either a tapetech 3.5 or a tapeworm 4.

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Old 02-16-2012, 04:54 PM   #2
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Re: Tape worm or other 4" angle heads


I have the 4" Tapeworm, it is a great head. But it does take a bit of getting used to. I run it using a mudrunner, I dont know how it would go with an angle box.
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As what gaz said, I too have the tapeworm and mudrunner, Its great, I also have the Goldblatt 4, Its bigger again than the tapeworm, Not wider, just bigger skids, They are the same size as the top blades, But i havent tryed out yet.
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From the feedback I've heard. The TW 4" is a great angle head if you have to do your own sanding. (no burning into the tape). However, if you have to push it with a standard angle box you will be worn out by the end of the day to fill that huge area.
If you use it with a mudrunner, you'll need to get the right mixture of mud and use liquid dishwashing soap or No-pock, to allow the mudrunner to keep up in speed.

Again, since I don't run these tools, I can only comment on my customer's feedback. This is one example of getting a-lot of response back from the end user.
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Here is the tapeworm, and goldblatt 4 inch heads next to dm 3.5.
That tapeworm is a real sweet head, Does a great job. Isnt the goldblatt a whopper, The biggest head i think. Only on the skids though, Same width as the tapeworm.
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Here is the tapeworm, and goldblatt 4 inch heads next to dm 3.5.
That tapeworm is a real sweet head, Does a great job. Isnt the goldblatt a whopper, The biggest head i think. Only on the skids though, Same width as the tapeworm.
Are there any plasic parts on those Goldblatt angleheads?
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From the feedback I've heard. The TW 4" is a great angle head if you have to do your own sanding. (no burning into the tape).
This would have more to do with the tape radius left by the roller and first pass.

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However, if you have to push it with a standard angle box you will be worn out by the end of the day to fill that huge area.
Tell them to use thinner mud. It's only a shallow fill.

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Again, since I don't run these tools, I can only comment on my customer's feedback. This is one example of getting a-lot of response back from the end user.
You have to be nice because they are your customers but I'm not similarly constrained so I can be a little more blunt. If they haven't figured out the two points above then I would take their feedback with a grain of salt.
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These are Goldblatts, Only the 4 has a black plastic peice in the centre, Its got a locking clip and clip to hold back the springs.
The 3.5 and 2 are very good heads, Run great.
Im not saying if anyone else gets them they will be good as i think goldblatts quaility control isnt the best, But, These work very well, Dont know about the 4 yet, Havent tryed it, But aint she grand , Yes i know, im a tool magpie
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This would have more to do with the tape radius left by the roller and first pass.



Tell them to use thinner mud. It's only a shallow fill.




You have to be nice because they are your customers but I'm not similarly constrained so I can be a little more blunt. If they haven't figured out the two points above then I would take their feedback with a grain of salt.
Have you actually used a tapeworm 4 jason?? Smaller heads cover less than the tapeworm, Hence tape only barly covered in some cases, This 4 inch head covers much more, Less chance of tapeblow out. But yes, the tape rolling needs to right as well.

Bollocks, Its a deeper fill than smaller heads, You wont run it on an angle box, You need a runner, ATT Craig is correct, Just ask srdrywall, He tryed it, and brandon at walltools traded him a 3.5 head.


He said the truth, Your feedbacks no better.

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Have you actually used a tapeworm 4 jason?? Smaller heads cover less than the tapeworm, Hence tape only barly covered in some cases, This 4 inch head covers much more, Less chance of tapeblow out. But yes, the tape rolling needs to right as well.

Bollocks, Its a deeper fill than smaller heads, You wont run it on an angle box, You need a runner, ATT Craig is correct, Just ask srdrywall, He tryed it, and brandon at walltools traded him a 3.5 head.


He said the truth, Your feedbacks no better.
On each wall, one side of the blade rests on the wall and the other side tracks down the tape radius, no? If not then something is misset. Angles shouldn't be a deep fill. If you've got mud built up in the angle, something's wrong. There shouldn't really be any need for a 4" width to graduate corner kickout. Is your mud deeper than 1mm over the board at the edge of the tape, caz?

Yes, there will be a few microns more of mud over the tape edge as the angle head gets wider but I think you're mistaking depth of fill for the mud's resistance to flow to the outside of a 4" blade.
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