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Old 06-02-2006, 05:03 PM   #1
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Any Apla-Tech Users In New England?

Hey, all you New England drywall finishers , would any of you that use Apla-Tech tools be interested in allowing me to visit a live job-site, where I might be able to sit in and assess the tools?

I am on the verge of necessitating a switch to mechanical tools, and I would like to get an idea as to what the heck they feel like before I go sinking the $$$ into a set for myself.

I will probably make the switch, regardless, but I'd sure like to have 4-8 hours or so of time on them beforehand.

Any takers? I promise I will not ruin your job.
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Old 06-02-2006, 07:00 PM   #2
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Re: Any Apla-Tech Users In New England?

Andrew, Contact Apla-tech. They'll come out to one of your jobs and give you a hands on demonstration.

And for anyone still wondering about my set, I'll get that list up sometime soon (i hope)


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Old 06-02-2006, 10:48 PM   #3
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Well, yeah, I know, but I'd like to experience them without a sales person or company affiliate present. Besides, the only guy that reps the product to the northeast is in PA, that's a looooong way from me, and I doubt he'd come here before I've purchased a set simply to demonstrate them to me.

I know he'd come up to meet me after the fact to give me some hands-on training, but before?
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Re: Any Apla-Tech Users In New England?

If you are doing drywall work in any kind of volume...2500SF a week or more...You MUST have automatic tools to stay competitive. Most tool companies will have free demo classes you can attend to get the feel for them. You can also rent the automatic tools from many companies as well. These rental companies(AMES?) also give classes.

I know of a few finishers who wanted to do the same as you, and had a hard time finding any takers due to competitive issues.

There is a breakpoint where a job can be too small for automatics, and it differs from person to person. It takes a while to set up the tools and clean them.

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