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Rubi notched trowel with 45° notches!

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by Glenbirnie, 27 Feb 2013.

  1. Glenbirnie

    Glenbirnie

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    Ive just been and bought everything I need to tile a small washroom floor as a build up to doing a lot of tiling in an old house renovation. Topps tiles were extremly helpfull by the way.

    Anyway I came away with a couple of Rubi notched trowels one for walls and one for floors. Its a new design apparantly where the notches are at 45° to the main trowal plate. The idea being when you angle the trowel normally to apply the adhesive you will lose notch depth slightly. I get the idea but think its maybe a bit gimickey.

    Anyway main issue I have just thought. I wont be able to scrape excess adhesive off the trowel back in to the buckewt in the normal way!

    Would I be better with a normal flat trowel?

    Thanks
     
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    i used both of the rubi 45 degree trowels a while back now mate, after using them a ONCE i went back to my PROPER trowels lol, i found absolutely no benefit in using them whatsoever.
    trying to take excess addy off, turn the trowel length ways and run along the rim of your mixing bucket, or run a gauging trowel over it to remove it
     
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    or just use a large filling knife,thats what i do.
     
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