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Looking at buying bartell b424 edger power trowell, will they do as good as the saleman says. Looking at reducing labour when it comes to do edges in basement and garages. Will a person still have to do the edges by hand.
 

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I don't know about them. Years ago I worked with a guy who flattened the side of his Goldblat power trowel. He could get within about 1/2" of the wall. He carried a finishing trowel that was about 6" long, in his pocket. He would bend down and wipe the edge down, while running the machine with the other hand.
In my opinion he was always leaving a line about 6" in, from the wall. He always got paid and nobody ever mentioned the slight line.
 

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Looking at buying bartell b424 edger power trowell, will they do as good as the saleman says. Looking at reducing labour when it comes to do edges in basement and garages. Will a person still have to do the edges by hand.
i never even heard if them Everybody uses mostly whiteman and some allen trowels over here and yes some one is on sliders to trowel around any obstacle and edges of the pour
 

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You will still have hand work, but less of it.

I don't usually worry too much about the edges, I wipe them twice with a float and twice with steel, usually the second steel is just a final swipe right before the last pass to get everything matching.

I know some guys use those small trowels for doing pool decks and love them though, I am sure if you have a few guys on your concrete crew it would find a place in the tool pile.
 
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