Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 23
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NM Average - But not the worst
There are a lot of bad reviews for this tool. I've had caulking tools that were actually worse than this one. This one leaves a good bead, and thus far it's gone through multiple tours of duty. For the money, it's not bad. There are probably better ones out there, but this is not the worst. Caulk does build up under the rubber and it is hard to clean at times. I expect this tool to last for a little while longer, but if it falls apart, I may look around for something different. I haven't used the removal tool yet. I have only used this on new projects. So far, pretty good - it gets the job done.
October 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vj great product
For 5 bucks you cant go wrong, works great, other people had some many negative reviews, well they were doing something wrong. If you expect a perfect seam then hire someone, once you figure the angle that works best for you, you cant mess it up. you will have a great looking seam.
October 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Redwolf Ignore the 1 star rating, get this tool set
I bought this from Home Depot a few years back, and it's the best solution I've found in 30 years for the messy job of caulking the tub.
Removal tool: This is probably what broke for the other fellow with the 1 star rating, but it's plastic - you need to use it carefully. I start my removal job with a razor blade, cutting top and bottom of the old caulk line, and THEN come in with this tool to help pry it out. I'd rate the removal tool a "3".
Caulking tool: THIS is why I bought this set, and why I keep using it year after year. This is, hands down, the best caulk smoother I've found. I've used my thumb, I've used other hard plastic tools, but they are all messy or inadequate. This tool has a soft rubber spreader, like a kitchen spatula, that gives you a nice clean edge. Perfect!
January 13, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie27 A serious design flaw
This tool did produce a nice bead. The problem is that the silicone rubber edger is very poorly attached t to the plastic handle, and there are many notches in that handle. The rubber edger pulled out when I tried to clean off excess caulk (I used OSI Quad caulk). The excess caulk filled all those notches. Cleaning would have been a tedious, incomplete process and with the ease the rubber edger popped out, wouldn't be worth it. It worked once, but it's in the trash now. The tool design is excellent and easy to use. Make it out of metal and charge me accordingly and I'll pay it. Plastic tools are rarely any good.
July 29, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MattC Sadly, I didn't check reviews before I went to the store
This review is 90% for the removal tool and 10% for the caulking tool. To begin, the removal tool appears to be sturdy plastic until used. Even when the caulk is loosened with other means (e.g. fixed blade, etc ... which one should not have to do especially if the caulk is only 1-2 yrs old), the edge will mar and make it quite inadequate for the job (and future jobs) around the house. Loads of original caulk will remain and make you go back with another fixed blade to appropriately clean the surface. Horrid design. Absolutely horrid.
As for the caulking tool, the attachment is pliable and creates a very smooth surface to the placed bead. This is a very good tool, but Home Depot sells other tools -- exactly like it -- with a metal removal tool at the same price. I wish I'd seen the metal, combo tool before purchasing this one.
August 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HairytheApe Worse product ever used
If you are attempting to remove silicone calk that's been in something (like a shower/tub enclosure) for several years, this tool is next to USELESS! It WILL NOT do the job. The perfect calking spreader/smoother is next to nothing too. Just use some masking tape and your finger for better results!! On a scale of 1 to10, I give this value pack a -100!!!
August 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Atlas Great tool
Smoothing tool works perfect and removing tool works fine in combination with razor blade. It made my job a lot easier.
April 26, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jayjay don't waste your time
the plastic caulk removal is only good to work for 10 mins then it is not sharp and can't remove anything.
April 24, 2015