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Old 12-01-2017, 08:26 PM   #1
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I recently joined the BAC local 5 and tested in as a journeyman bricklayer benefit is I am an all around mason and have been thrown into some concrete work. It really is fascinating getting 1000 yards on the ground in a day. Today I was sent to a job where hand finishing was required around drains and such. I luckily had a 12?x4? QLT finish trowel that I use for parge coating foundations. I am obviously not going to bring out my elite series 20?x4? Kraft finish trowel for the amount of volume we are pouring that thing would kill me in the meantime. I want to purchase a new Kraft elite series with a cork handle I am just trying to figure out if I should go 12?x4? or 12?x3? not sure which one would cause less fatigue and make my job easier. I need the best trowel possibl for the job beings as though when we finish concrete we hit it when it is damn near polished with power trowels and it?s not an easy task. So I guess I?m hoping for someone with some past expierence and their insight as to which size trowel would be more efficient.
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:19 PM   #2
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This one https://www.amazon.com/Goldblatt-G06...DZGAS0JK3ZJPXG

or it't cousin,the same size round end swimming pool trowel.

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Why wouldn't you start as soon as possible????

A lot of C masons around here cut down old trowels to smaller units for Hot late finish work tools.

I suggest you ask the Hall for some cross training to earn the U-scale your are getting paid.

Maybe some U-tube vids? to shine up your skill set?

Your are probably still on the weak side regarding your all day finishing strength, watch your diet, eat well, get plenty of sleep, don't party too much, while your body learns a new work routine.
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Why wouldn't you start as soon as possible????

A lot of C masons around here cut down old trowels to smaller units for Hot late finish work tools.

I suggest you ask the Hall for some cross training to earn the U-scale your are getting paid.

Maybe some U-tube vids? to shine up your skill set?

Your are probably still on the weak side regarding your all day finishing strength, watch your diet, eat well, get plenty of sleep, don't party too much, while your body learns a new work routine.



Great info. one more thing to add. Run Forrest,run ! Get away from the prayer bone work as fast as your two little legs can carry you. Or more precisely,while they still can.

Your knees will thank you. Ask me how I know.
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