Discussion in 'Buy & Sell Flooring Tools and Equipment' started by Incognito, Jul 5, 2013.
Mine mostly gets used as a dustpan, sometimes a scraper in a pinch.
hey, incognito thanks . i already check prices and seem like i will be saving some money ,since i was thinking on going to white cup,thank you
Yeah, you can save a LOT buying it out of stock aluminum from a metal yard. I bought a 6' screed from a ceramic tile tool and sundry supply and knowing I needed many more I went to the local yard where we go to get steel when my buddy is going to weld something up for me.
I recommend you EVENTUALLY set yourself up with everything between 4' and 12' in 2' increments............meaning 4', 6', 8' 10' and 12'. I don't have an 8' or a 12' but eventually I'll go buy a 20' piece and have the boys whack it into 8' and 12'.
You don't need them all that much but when you do it's a HELL of a lot more professional and impressive than scavenging through the job site and outside areas looking for scraps of lumber laying about. I did that for many.......TOO many years. Yeah, to an extent a 2x4 or 2x6 or any long flat thing you can find works but figure as union guys our boss is charging an arm and a leg+ 2 testicles per hour. We need to look sharp and extra professional or the general contractor starts to second guess why he doesn't just go get his concrete subs or laborers/carpenter apprentices to do our leveling and heavy prep work.
Glad I could help out and from what I hear there are ZERO men available for employment down the hall. I hope that means you're busy because I sure as hell am. Now they're talking 10 hour days 6 days a week. I can't always trust the chisme from the other foremen and bosses.
Ya tu sabes.
Man o Man I really want to buy these;
2 Armstrong Cork Co Lancaster PA Glue Mastic Spreaders Tools Trowels | eBay
off Ebay but I have to SELL some tools here like that Kintrim Scribe before I'm allowed to buy any new ones. The boss is really cracking down hard on my tool buying frenzy.
Those are cool! That's some Old School for sure...
NOW you went and done did it scott. Go check. I bought them. So if SOMEONE doesn't buy that Kintrim Scriber from me quick I may get an ass whooping from the Old Lady.
She's BIG and she's Puerto Rican.
Now I'm in trouble!
Those are a really neat find Incognito. Tell her I made you do it. If it causes too much trouble I will buy them from ya. I remember my dad using those type (not that old) on counter tops spreading contact. Pretty fast wrist action.
They would be great to hand to your helper when they start winning about troweling & picking up glue right.
I "watched" those and no one bought them the first round. I wanted them but $28.25 is a little steep. But your post set me off. I'd never bring those out on a commercial job. My God they'd laugh their asses off. It's bad enough I've got gray hair, poor hearing and a tool box full of stuff they never saw before.
But ya got laser vision now!
yeah, in ONE eye.
I believe I have pm'ed you on that but not getting any answers back. Also did you receive the money for the top cutter?
i wil get all of them, like you said it s nice to have tools that we will need a day and look more professional been there done that 2x4"s even my 6 ft straight edge a couple times, and about being busy i m not as much as you wich im glad for you but hanging on there and feeding the family good enough.
Christmas in July
Christmas in July!! I had bought the Roberts wooden handle top cutter from incognito. It arrived today. When unwrapping the package like a kid in the candy shop I found that there was something else in the box besides the top cutter. There was the Kintrim carpet scribe cutter along with it. I was totally surprised. THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!
I bought one of those scribe cutters when they came out. I really didn't think to much of the tool and it disappeared somewhere along the line. But when I started collecting old carpet tools this is one I wanted even though I consider it modern to what most of them are.
So thanks again incognito you made my day.
It's a very cool tool Daris. But I'm not in LOVE with carpet or carpet tools so I knew it belongs in your collection. Glad I could make your day. You deserve it for all your contributions and opinions that you offer here to anyone willing to learn.
BTW I hope you realize I was TEASING you with all the gibberish about my BIG MEAN Puerto Rican wife twisting my arm to sell tools. Man was I having some fun with that.
OK she is pretty big, but in all the right places!
That's a BIG thumbs up!
They came TODAY!
I was pleasantly surprised that these are a little larger than I figured from the Ebay photos. I'm really happy with them. I've got to believe those bigger notches were for the battleship. I had no idea there were two distinct notch sizes from those Ebay shots. I tried to get a little better picture. Blow it up and you can see much better.
Funny you mentioned battleship. I would guess those type trowels were used with flooring on many Old Navy Ships. Thus the term (Battleship Linoleum)...
Thanks scott. I picked them up real quick this morning shuffling through my crap before leaving to work and discovered something I hadn't noticed. You can see in the picture that they are different. I just thought one was less used. But they are actually different metal. One is heavy, steel I suppose and the other is very light, obviously aluminum. I thought that was kind of interesting. The steel one has the heavier notch which makes some sense but those notched blades can be swapped out. I'm going to see what I can find out about how the metal might date the pieces. I can see from the old catalogues, manuals and sample books where tools are displayed when the tool came and went but I doubt they will show what kind of metal the tool is made from.
I would love to use one of these some day and blow everyone's mind.
Let me know what you find out.
I believe some of the European installers still use them on floors. Maybe some will chime in.
I can remember that Battleship lino
We used to use horrendous sized notches on it