Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 14
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Low cost hawk
I bought this hawk in-store. Assembled properly, carriage bolt was correct size. The wood handle was unfinished, and sort of rough. I did a quick sand with 200 grit sandpaper and sprayed three coats of polyurethane. The surface of the hawk had a lot of burrs from where the circular grooves had been cut. I took the same 200 grit sandpaper and it easily smoothed the burrs off.
You could spend 30, 40, or 50 dollars on a rubber grip, magnesium hawk, but aluminum is still very light, and with a little TLC, the handle is very comfortable for me. For the price, this is great for someone who wants to use a hawk without shelling out $40.
December 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Just what I needed
I bought this hawk to use on a 120 square foot ceiling skim-coat project I was doing with regular joint compound and a 11" trowel. Made the project much easier than some of the hack stuff I've seen where people just scoop straight out of the bucket with the trowel or use a paint scraper instead of the the right tools. Keeps the trowel loaded evenly and keeps the trips up and down the ladder and back and forth to compound bucket low.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheCaretaker Perfect Tool for the Job
This hawk worked great for the small job I needed to use it for. Easy to handle.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DoalotofDYIstuff Solid
Hard to screw this one up. It simply is what it is. Decent product at a decent price.
April 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Thumbs Down
Noticed on first use the rivets on the surface are loose which catches the edge of my drywall knives. This can damage the edge of your knives. Returning it to HD.
March 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gwell369 Mud
Works like would expect. Large enough to hold a good amount of material. Very comfortable.
March 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by owly Nice
After using homemade ceiling tools, this was nice. Light, nice edge for wiping the knife, and works well for applying a wipe-down texture to the ceiling. Recommend having a stiff brush on hand to clean it, as mud gets in the grooves and probably dries there in the course of getting the job done. Well worth the small cost.
January 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tedd This product is lightweight but durable
I have found that this hawk is very lightweight but very durable. It makes mudding the drywall very fast and efficient. The hawk is also very easy to clean and since it is aluminum it will not rust.
February 4, 2014