Regular Shank Vs Low Lift Shank Trowel - Masonry - Contractor Talk

Regular Shank Vs Low Lift Shank Trowel

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-24-2018, 09:48 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Jalliano1's Avatar
 
Trade: Masonry
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Cape May NJ
Posts: 7
Rewards Points: 4

Regular Shank Vs Low Lift Shank Trowel


I am considering trying a low lift shank just because Iím curious as to what the differences are and the advantages disadvantages are between the two. Any help or info would be appreciated.
Jalliano1 is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 02-24-2018, 10:37 AM   #2
Pro
 
fjn's Avatar
 
Trade: mason
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4,664
Rewards Points: 9,560

Re: Regular Shank Vs Low Lift Shank Trowel


Quote:
Originally Posted by Jalliano1 View Post
I am considering trying a low lift shank just because Iím curious as to what the differences are and the advantages disadvantages are between the two. Any help or info would be appreciated.


This is just a personal preference for me. I like the low lift for block,the high for brick.......to a point. I say that because I'm not a fan of laying brick / block over chest high. That's what tenders are for,to keep materials and foot planks in the production zone.Not to sound like a pansy,but they are there to make our life's easier,not the other way around. Various reasons,one; eyeing in brick does not work when the brick is over your eye.Secondly,there is a reduction in production. That is why tower scaffolding is the cat's meow,work always stays in sweet spot,waist high. So if you like laying brick over your heada high lift trowel will not be fun IMHO.

Advertisement

fjn is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to fjn For This Useful Post:
stuart45 (02-24-2018)


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Issue on the scissor lift table. Andy85 Construction 3 07-13-2016 05:04 AM
W.rose brick trowels standard shank or low lift shank.? patrick grey Masonry 17 12-12-2014 08:00 PM
trailer and scissor lift question paper Vehicles 4 06-26-2011 07:45 PM
My new cabinet lift cabinet runner Tools & Equipment 0 08-20-2009 08:37 PM
Gill Lift cabinet runner Tools & Equipment 6 08-13-2009 08:39 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?