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Do you have a question about automatic taping and finishing tools and don’t know where to find the answer? Just submit your question here and our experts will provide the answer. Whether you want to know which tool is the right one for the job or are looking for tips and techniques, we can help. Remember – if you have a question about something, many of your colleagues probably have the same question. So, every question you ask can potentially help thousands of people learn more and work more productively. Now, that’s powerful!

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    • Question:

      What’s the part number for the screen in the bottom of my pump?

    • If you are using either the 72TT or 73TT pump, the fine mesh screen is part number 700032F and the coarse mesh screen is 700033F. If you own the B74TT Bazooka pump...

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      When should you use the straight box handle and when should you use the bent handle?

    • The type of box handle you use is really a personal preference. However, the TapeTech EasyFinish® bent handles do offer a significant benefit if you finish a lot of flat or butt drywall joints over shoulder height. The bent handle provides natural leverage that makes depressing the pressure plate of the finishing box easier. If you stand your drywall vertically, the EasyFinish® handles can really help reduce the effort required as part of the drywall finishing process. Additionally, if you use Power Assist® finishing boxes...

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    • Question:

      Why do I get scratches in the joint compound with the Nail Spotter?

    • Check the blade on the Nail Spotter to be sure there is no debris. Thoroughly clean the blade. You should also check to see if the blade has been damaged.  The carbide blades on TapeTech Nail Spotters are extremely durable but can be damaged if the tool repeatedly strikes the heads of screws or nails that were not properly set during drywall installation. If you need to replace the blade, use part number 600005F for the 63TT 2” Nail Spotter or part number 650005F for the 68TT 3” Nail Spotter...

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    • Question:

      Why does my corner finisher leave edges?

    • TapeTech corner finishers are factory calibrated to feather both edges of the inside corner joint at the same time. If your corner finisher is leaving edges on one side of the corner, be sure to apply equal pressure to both sides of the corner finisher by keeping the tool and the handle centered in the corner. If the edges are occurring on both sides of the inside corner joint, the blades of the corner finisher are most likely worn. We recommend you have the blades replaced and calibrated by an Authorized TapeTech Repair Center. The nearest location can be found here on the website...

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      Why does my corner finisher cut the tape when I use it?

    • If your TapeTech corner finisher is cutting the tape in your internal corners, the problem may be that the tape was not fully rolled into the corner with the corner roller, leaving a slight radius in the tape. If this is not the case, be sure you are not applying too much pressure to the corner finisher, forcing it too far into the corner. Finally, if you have a new TapeTech corner finisher...

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