I am very pleased with this trowel. Once again I find myself impressed with the Husky brand, more...
April 08, 2018
I am very pleased with this trowel. Once again I find myself impressed with the Husky brand, more so than the "professional" brands. I use this style trowel for drywall mud versus the typical taping knives etc. It's a little easier on my wrists. I like the nice big grip and this thing is welded very nicely and securely. I've almost always had issues with the welds coming off, but so far so good. Great price and great quality. Why bother with the other more expensive brands?
Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Easy to Work With, Economical, Good Size & Weight, Great Value, High Quality, Performs Well
An impressive hand tool. This tool bears a well-sized grip with just the right surface texture. ...
June 28, 2018
An impressive hand tool. This tool bears a well-sized grip with just the right surface texture. The blade has the right spring and stiffness for my preference. (There are both larger and smaller versions for earlier and later finishing.) The blade camber is sufficient but not overdone. 'Cleans up nicely. The display hanger is a nice touch for home and shop based work. It serves as a protector in the van and tote bag. The plug welds (fused rivets) are neatly machined and have not allowed any debris of corrosion to enter. Generally the trowel is a bit lighter than some competitors' and that is a good thing as opposed to power hand tools that require some heft.
Easy to Use, Easy to Work With, Good Shape, Good Size & Weight, Great Value, Light Weight, Performs Well, Reliable, Straight
Being a flooring installer I needed this tool. I do a lot of self leveling and this will be a bre...
June 21, 2018
Being a flooring installer I needed this tool. I do a lot of self leveling and this will be a breeze moving the cement around. This thing is huge, looks a really good quality product and will definitely cut my floor prep working time. I have not used it yet but i have used similar and they work great. I did a cement slab not to long ago and this would have been great just to get the trowel marks out. I used my faithful flooring trowel. It worked but took forever. You can also use this for plastering and drywall.
One last thing is Big is better sometimes.
Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Easy to Work With, Good Shape, Good Size & Weight, Great Value, High Quality, Light Weight, Performs Well, Quiet, Reliable, Straight, Stylish
An essential tool for finishing a concrete slab properly. It helped this novice concrete mason ge...
July 08, 2018
An essential tool for finishing a concrete slab properly. It helped this novice concrete mason get a great result on my rustic porch project. The trowel appears to have a very slight radius on the base and was very easy to use on fresh wet concrete without dragging too much. It is comfortable to handle and easy to clean.
I had never worked with concrete aside of the odd patch here and there and this finishing trowel helped get a really smooth finish which meant my first major concrete project turned out much better than I expected.
We’re building a rustic porch with real tree logs for the columns and the footings measure 2’ x 2’ x 18” deep. The outside columns required us to build footing boxes to hold the poured concrete and this finishing trowel was perfect for getting a nice smooth finish on the column footings.
The footings took about 8 bags of cement to fill and once we had the cement parallel with the tops of the existing slab and form boxes, we leveled the wet concrete with a screed level before switching over to a float to bury the aggregate and draw the mud to the surface of the slab. Since we were setting columns made of cedar tree logs into the footings, I had to maneuver the trowel around 8-10” diameter logs and still ended up with a good result. The trowel fit easily in the designed 1” gap between the bottom of the log and the surface of the concrete.
It took me a little practice to perfect the use of the trowel and I managed to dig the corner into the wet cement in a couple of places, but by the 3rd or 4th footing, I was really getting the hang of it. I found that if I left the concrete a little too long to cure (we were working in 90 degree+ temps) I could just spritz the surface with water and the finishing trowel would continue to work the mud to smooth it out.
After use, the steel blade and soft grip handle were easy to clean however despite cleaning and drying off the blade, it was starting to develop some rust spots on the handle side of the blade by the second day.
It also comes with a no-hassle lifetime warranty which is great value considering the price.
Easy to Clean, Easy to Work With, Great Value, Light Weight
develops rust spots quickly
Concrete work is one of the main tasks that goes into every FLIPz house. Fine tools makes the job...
May 01, 2018
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
Concrete work is one of the main tasks that goes into every FLIPz house. Fine tools makes the job easier and makes the results better. The thing here is that most concrete work is unseen, but if it's not done well, the top finishes won't be square and cracks will form before we walk out the door. Do yourself a favor, buy good tools and keep them clean. Your work will go faster and the results will be better ... and over the long run, you will have spent less on tools.
I do a fair amount of work with concrete materials. I was building a shower pan that had an off c...
March 26, 2018
I do a fair amount of work with concrete materials. I was building a shower pan that had an off center drain location and needed a finishing trowel shorter than my 16” trowel. I have had great success with Husky specialty tools from Home Depot. This one is nice because of the larger rubberized handle and it has a stiff blade. Very easy to use to get a nice smooth finish. Another great feature is that Husky tools carry a lifetime warranty. You can go wrong. Great price for a quality tool. Exactly what I needed for the smaller spaces.
Easy to Clean, Easy to Work With, Good Size & Weight, High Quality