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Old 12-14-2014, 08:45 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I'm hoping to get some assistance from the drywaller's... I'm by no stretch of the imagination a pro and will never pretend to be... However, I will do small drywall jobs (like a room or two) on remodel work... It takes me three times as long as a pro, but I've always been okay with that... But, I'm now starting to get the itch to move to actual tools and my first one would be an Angle Box... What I'm hoping for is to find out the learning curve on it... Is it something that takes a lot of time to master or is it a tool that can quickly cut my time finishing corners... Any help would be much appreciated... I'd hate to purchase the tool and all its requirements just to find out its actually taking me more time and frustration because it requires way too much practice.. Thanks in advance...
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:40 AM   #2
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I would do some more research before buying an angle box. I started with an angle box, moved up to a mud runner, and now I use a compound tube and assorted heads. The compound tube is so simple and easy and didn't involve using a pump. Perfect for smaller jobs or whole houses. Check out some of the vids on drywall talk or you tube. Enjoy the journey, future drywall tool whore.

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As mnld has said,the tube and flusher is probably your best investment for doing the small jobs.low cost,easy to learn.you would need to be using a anglehead at the taping stage to achieve the best results with the angle box at the finish stage.expensive and a little tougher learning curve.if you're hand taping ,the tube and flusher is the best bet to finish.
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I agree with all that has been said. You would need (IMO) a pump, angle roller, angle head, angle box, and the poles to use them. That right there is about $800 depending on the brand.

Get a banjo and a flusher. Your speed will be freakn amazing with the addition of just those tools.
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I agree with all that has been said. You would need (IMO) a pump, angle roller, angle head, angle box, and the poles to use them. That right there is about $800 depending on the brand.

Get a banjo and a flusher. Your speed will be freakn amazing with the addition of just those tools.
X2 . I got all the tools to lay mud down. Boxes, many handles, pumps and bazooka . Never use them. Got a banjo and flusher and they are all I need. Easy clean up and cheap compared to the taping set.
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Thank you mnld.... Do you have a compound tube you would recommend?
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Thank you mnld.... Do you have a compound tube you would recommend?
Blue line tube, columbia corner applicator- with four wheels- columbia three inch flusher or If you're feeling spendy, a 3.5" north star angle head.

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