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Old 10-16-2008, 06:11 AM   #16
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Funny, I came across my corner tool last night, and I still recall the 1st and last time I used it. It was a waste of time for sure, chalk that up to inexperience!

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Old 10-16-2008, 07:42 AM   #17
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Thanks guys, I just got one of the angle drywall knife, but its adjustable for corners that are not perfect. I let you know how it goes.
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:13 PM   #18
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I love my corner tool! I mud both sides, the whole distance, then start at one end and draw it the full distance without stopping.
Never apply the tool to touch up, with it being clean.

The pro's don't need a corner tool, as they can move on to something else, while the one side sets up. Us amateurs aren't usually involved with a big job and are loath to sit around, twiddling our thumbs, waiting to do the other side.

A good job is possible with a corner tool. Just takes a little practise!
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:52 AM   #19
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Sounds like Wildie has it figured out! I'll have to take the 5th amendment on the dust mask. Agreed one should be used. Most of what I do these days is smaller remodels and repairs so a sander attached to a vac is used. Over the years though............
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:10 AM   #20
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Sounds like Wildie has it figured out! I'll have to take the 5th amendment on the dust mask. Agreed one should be used. Most of what I do these days is smaller remodels and repairs so a sander attached to a vac is used. Over the years though............
Gotta do it. I am a retired Paramedic and I see lots of industrial respiratory diseases. It's called COPD and it is not pretty.

Not as bad as smoking though since exposure is limited to just a few hours here and there but masks should still be worn.

I use a corner tool and am pretty good at it. I fill the corner with a broad knife, take off the excess, then hit it with the corner tool and make sure that all the cracks are covered. Then I angle my broad knife to tapper any excess material to the corner and I am pretty much done with that corner. Sometimes I have to come back for a touch up but that is rare.

One time is all I want to do. I hate making careers out of one corner. As long as the framer did a good job (which is usually me) of getting the wall straight I can mud a room in an hour or so, come back the next day and sand and do touchups. If I get there early in the morning I can mud and sand in the same day.

Yup, I like the corner tool.

I'll tell you where the corner tool comes in handy. Doing curves, both inside and outside.
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I did contemplate using the corner tool, but decided to just use the plain 4 inch knife.

I have had great success with it. Most definitely, do one side at a time.

The key for me was in holding the knife at 45 degree angle and my finger in the centre, making sure that when I was drawing the knife down that I put enough pressure on to make it "bend".

My corners look really good if I do say so myself.
Patience and don't be tempted to go over it again. One swipe and thats it.

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Thanks Guys, I got my adjustable corner tool, and I luv it I coat both side with a 4 inc, and then bang one sweep across with the corner tool. Both sides done in one pass. You have to hold the knife in a certain angle to get great results. Thanks to all of you who responded to this forum. If you have a wider angle, like I did on a special wall I built, you can adjust the knife.
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I'm a DIY at heart, but know my limitations. I want the finished job to look great, and therefore would prefer to contract out the mudding and taping. What should I expect to pay someone to come in and do this for me?
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I'm a DIY at heart, but know my limitations. I want the finished job to look great, and therefore would prefer to contract out the mudding and taping. What should I expect to pay someone to come in and do this for me?
Get 3 or more local quotes
That will give you an idea
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Never saw a pro use it, infact they moved so fast I am not sure what they used. I thought the tool was for rookies like me, did my whole cabin with it and I am no better with it now then when I started. Some one posted that you need to to the first coat underneath the tape first lightly and let it dry........ Ditto, whenever I got to confident and tried to touch up, I screwed up. Nope, this tool is for rookies!

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