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Old 03-25-2011, 09:05 PM   #16
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the banjo known to finishers as a slop box verry messy tool the boxes and all, high dollar tools and walls have to be perfect to use, you hit a screw head and you most likely ruined the blade. knives is the way to go take the time to learn them it will be a learning experience but well worth it if you are trying to hurry up the process you are all ready messing up
i have used all these tools and time for time from dollar to cents if you can will the knifes you will get a better experience also the tools take a lot of butt to push the mudd through and those boxes you must thin down the mudd almost ot the cosistency of milk good luck

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Old 03-26-2011, 08:37 PM   #17
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the banjo known to finishers as a slop box verry messy tool the boxes and all, high dollar tools and walls have to be perfect to use, you hit a screw head and you most likely ruined the blade. knives is the way to go take the time to learn them it will be a learning experience but well worth it if you are trying to hurry up the process you are all ready messing up
i have used all these tools and time for time from dollar to cents if you can will the knifes you will get a better experience also the tools take a lot of butt to push the mudd through and those boxes you must thin down the mudd almost ot the cosistency of milk good luck
I have been in the drywall trade for about 20yrs now and have never heard a taping banjo being referred to as a "slop box".

If you are making a mess when you are using a banjo to get the tape on....or an 8", 10", and 12" mud box to coat the seams then you are clearly mixing your compound too thin.

With more experience you could master mixing your boxing mud so you are not making a mess and it is working smoothly. "Boxing" mud should be mixed to a slightly thicker consistancy than your "Banjo" mud.

I finished many apartment buildings, commercial business buildings, and houses using the mechanical boxes and honestly don't recall ever breaking a blade. I have replaced the blades many times because after a lot of use they do wear down....just like paint spray tips do after many gallons are sprayed through them.

But I guess this is a DIY Forum so in that respect it would not make sense to try and learn all the mechanical tools for taping a Do-It-Yourself project...
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:38 PM   #18
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Does anyone know anything about sanding screen vs sanding sponge? Also dustless drywall sander or vacuum sander tools? Anyone ever use the dustless sanding sponge, seen it at sandlutions.com. or the ones at Lowes
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Does anyone know anything about sanding screen vs sanding sponge? Also dustless drywall sander or vacuum sander tools? Anyone ever use the dustless sanding sponge, seen it at sandlutions.com. or the ones at Lowes
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I have used a dustless drywall sander with sanding screen for over 20 years and it works great. Attached to my shop vac, be sure to use the yellow bags for fine dust. You can basically sand an entire room and create very little dust. Great when your living in the middle of the remodeling project.
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