Corners With Columbia?

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Old 08-12-2017, 03:03 PM   #1
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Corners With Columbia?

I purchased a Columbia tool set from All-Wall at the beginning of the year. I have got the hang of proper mud consistancy for each tool and how to use them. I am also starting to pick up the pace a little. There is one tool in the arsenal that I haven't quite figured out. The 3.5" Angle head has been giving me issues. I am not quite sure where I am going wrong. I tape my corners with Columbia's auto taper loaded with Fibafuse tape. I roll the corner tight setting the tape with their corner roller. I then have my 3.5" Angle head on a pole and run it down the corners feathering out all the mud. This process seams to be giving me a nice tight corner to finish later. After I finish all other joints I come back to finish my corners last. I put the 3.5" angle head on the angle box load up with mud and get after it. Applying the finish coat with this box requires a lot more pressure than I feel it should. My mud is mixed fairly wet but not so wet it runs everywhere. I watch videos of guys using this particular tool and they are pushing a lot less than I do. I have a couple of questions for anyone experienced in both the process and columbia's corner tools. There appears to be some adjustments on the back of my angle head that I don't know how to take advantage of. See Pic. Can someone explain this to me? Last question is should I be running a smaller corner angle when I am doing initial taping? Maybe a 2" then top it with a 3.5"? I get raised edges where I know this tool is designed to deliver an almost sandless corner.
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