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


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




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Customer Questions & Answers

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

Is the size trowel I use dependent on the size of the ceramic tile I am installing?
Asked by: Rocky
Tile type doesn't matter much but see the trowel size guide here for tile size: This specific trowel is good for floor tile which is typically larger.
Answered by: SteveVA
Date published: 2016-09-13
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Customer Reviews

1/4 x 3/8 x 1/4 in. Square-Notch Stainless Steel Trowel with Comfort Grip is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trowel through a few jobs I have used this on three floor jobs now and its proven durable. I originally replaced a similar trowel of different brand with this one... after it broke in the middle of a tile job which was a major pain. Two floor jobs later and this one is working great. I only use this on floor tile and typically with a thick modified thinset.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It seemed like a nice product. I ultimately returned it because I found the one that I had previ... It seemed like a nice product. I ultimately returned it because I found the one that I had previously purchased at Home Depot.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable, reasonably priced.... Durable, reasonably priced.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extra needed to finish the job. I am redoing my shower and picked this item up to put the tiles on the walls.
Date published: 2016-07-01
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