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1/4 x 3/8 x 1/4 in. Square-Notch Stainless Steel Trowel with Comfort Grip

$9.97 /each

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Product Overview

Made to last, the stainless steel QEP 4-1/2 in. Square-Notch Trowel is designed with extra hand to shank clearance to allow for complete hand rotation. The full size trowel blade is designed for the professional installer and its durable zinc die cast shank, attached with 9 rivets, will reduce the chances of trowel breakage, even in the most challenging installation jobs.

  • For thinset application of ceramic tile 8 in. x 8 in. up to 16 in. x 16 in.
  • Rustproof stainless steel blade and rubber handle
  • 9-1/8 in. zinc die-cast shank with 9 rivets
  • 1/4 in. square notch
  • Recommended notch size by NTCA
  • More handle-to-shank clearance allows complete hand rotation
  • Large, contoured and cushioned handle

Specifications

Dimensions

Blade Length (In.) 
11.00 
Blade width (in.) 
4.50 
Product Depth (in.) 
11.00 
Product Height (in.) 
3.25 
Product Width (in.) 
4.50 

Details

Blade Material 
Steel 
Concrete Tool Type 
Trowel 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Tile Tool Type 
Trowels 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
To be free from manufacturing defects 

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What size trowel do I use for installing my ceramic tile?

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Benton Harbor, Michigan
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Is the size trowel I use dependent on the size of the ceramic tile I am installing?
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Niagara Falls,N.Y.
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June 30, 2016
Answer: 
The instructions on the tile box specify the size you need. Other than that, the people at HD can tell you.
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Stockton, ca
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November 12, 2015
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Well if you are laying 8" to 12" tile this trowel will be fine. If you are like a 15 or 18" till then you may want to go with the 1/2 notch trowel.
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Boca Raton, FL
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April 10, 2014
Answer: 
Thank you Rocky for your inquiry.
The trowel size is determined by both the tile size and the adhesive manufacturer.
It is recommended that you follow the adhesive manufacturers instructions prior to installation.
If you have any questions please call our Customer Service (866) 435-8665.
Thank you for your interest in our product.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Extra needed to finish the job. I am redoing my shower and picked this item up to put the tiles on the walls. June 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Its a trowel. It works. Its spacing is good for knuckle movement. The rubber is glued on well and didn't separate. I haven't tested its long term exposure to water... that will take more time. May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VERY GOOD TROWEL THIS TROWEL IS LIGHT WEIGHT, MADE WELL AND GOOD QUALITY February 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Qep makes the best products! Purchased this trowel to install the thinset for porcelain tile. This manufacturer makes the absolutely best trowels and products! This trowel spreads the thinset perfectly, holds up well when used on concrete floors and is easy to use. March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A specialty-size trowel Before you buy this trowel, you should probably have some significant tiling experience. I mainly use this trowel, often called a "deep-notch quarter," with premium modified thinset mortar for laying 12 x 12 in. granite or marble floor tile. In general, for ceramic or porcelain tile of this size with ridges or a waffle pattern on the back, I prefer the standard 1/4 x 1/4 x 1/4 ("quarter" or "regular quarter") trowel. To anyone who's been trained to hold the trowel at an approximate 45 degree angle to make the passes that create the notches for a thinset mortar bed, slightly varying the angle to increase or decrease the amount of mortar being laid down, this trowel will add just a bit more mortar than the regular quarter. That makes it very useful for the getting a little bit extra on tricky marble or granite installations. But again, it's a specialty item. If you find yourself habitually holding your trowel at maybe 30 degrees when you make your notching passes, you should probably modify your technique with the regular quarter rather than buy this trowel. I also really like this trowel because it's a bit lighter than others like it I've used and does very nicely for careful work on the backs of really expensive tile. January 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product! Nice and durable perfect size for any size project. December 16, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by It will get your project done I understand that QEP line of products is for the home DIYer. Someone that will most likely toss them away after they finish a project, and if that is what you plan to do. Then this is the product for you. Myself personally . A good notch trowel is indispensable. A good trowel can be used over and over again and if this is your first time tiling a floor. You will most like catch the tiling bug after that. Anyway this trowels teeth bend quite easily which makes for uneven motor passes. The abrasions that come along with laying tile will quickly eat through very thin layer of stainless steel. Which will make this trowel very hard to clean and rust quite easily. So by the time your next tiling project comes around the trowel will be useless. If you are someone getting ready to do one tile job for the first time and you know you will never tile again. Then this will be a great trowel for you. It is cheap and works fairly well through one job. If you know there is a future tiling project for you after the current one then opt for a better trowel than this one. Something that you will be able to get much more life out of. November 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great trowel Comfortable well built trowel. Made floor tile work far more comfortable , knowing I could lean on it without the handle breaking ! September 29, 2015
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