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Old 11-25-2007, 11:25 AM   #1
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Does anyone have anything to say about this product with regards to its quality or would a professional even consider this product?

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Old 11-30-2007, 08:28 PM   #2
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I wonder how well it would cut in textured ceilings? Any paint build up on it causing drips/splatters? What happens to the painted corner it's rubbing against? Alot of "I wonders" with it. Could be a great little tool, or could be a royal PITA.

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I can see your point here, and since my last post i have had the chance to hold this thing and i now think its a great DIY tool, keep it out of the professional industry. A steady hand, knowledge of how a paintbrush works and patieces will make a nice cut in job.

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Bump

Anyone used these recently? Have they improved? worthwhile?

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Looking forward to someone has ever tested it in a real painting project.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:10 PM   #6
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Looking forward to someone has ever tested it in a real painting project.
Me too, I have a feeling they just aren't worth it. It seems to me if the edge you are painting against is dry, then you can either tape it or go over it carefully with an angled paint brush. Then you would get a cleaner cut and it wouldn't take much more time.

Or say you had a ceiling that was wet, and you wanted to paint the wall a different color, I think the plastic guard would just smear the wet paint all over the place. so your only choice would still be to carefully edge it out with a paint brush.

But yeah, I'd like to know if any professional painters have tried these.
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I purchased both styles of this product. If you have lots of corners and angles, the product sucks. If you have long straits with no textured ceilings, the product is great and does a spectacular job of cutting a straight even line. My beef is that after about 20 man hours on it, the plastic starts to give out. If your painting with a white ceiling (98% of the time), accubrush tends to leave a light gray line 1/4 to 1/2 and inch starting from the wall on to the ceiling from the gray plastic guard. I do not recommend using accubrush for cutting in the ceilings. The smaller version is awesome for cutting around door frames and windows. Overall, if your looking to cut down on man hours on large projects and you have steady hands with a brush, I'd give this this product a thumbs down. As for small do it your self kinds of guys, go for it.
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Pro - Do not touch this thing

DIYer - May mess your home up less, go ahead
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On my worst day I can paint better and faster then any of these crap DIY tools, now go cut your hair with your Flobee
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Does anyone have anything to say about this product with regards to its quality or would a professional even consider this product?
Ummmmmm......NO!
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