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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:

      Why does the TapeTech Nail Spotter not have wheels?

    • TapeTech uses a “skid” instead of wheels on both the 63TT (2”) and 68TT (3”) Nail Spotters. The benefit of the skid is that it provides better protection for the blade in case there are nails or screws that may not be totally set beneath the surface of the drywall. If the fasteners are too high, the blade could be damaged when striking them during normal operation.

      Nail Spotters with wheels expose the entire blade to this damage. The blade on the TapeTech Nail Spotters ...

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    • Question:

      When I am taping ceilings with my Bazooka, mud is coming out on both sides of the tape and falling to the floor. Why is this happening?

    • When taping ceilings with the TapeTech Automatic Taper, use both drive wheels for the first 4” to 6” (101mm to 127mm) then engage the creaser wheel to secure the tape and tilt the bottom of the automatic taper at a slight angle, leaving only one drive wheel in contact with the drywall surface. Move the Taper (04TT or 05TT...

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    • Question:

      How can I adjust the brake on my TapeTech XTender Box Handle?

    • Whether you've been using your TapeTech extendable box handle for years or you like to set the brake on your new box handles "just right", adjusting the brake on your TapeTech 88TTE XTender handle ...

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    • Question:

      How do I adjust the spring pressure on my TapeTech Corner Finisher?

    • If you own either the TapeTech 48TT 3” EasyRoll™ Adjustable Corner Finisher or 48XTT 3.5” EasyRoll™ Adjustable Corner Finisher...

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    • Question:

      Are there any tips or tricks to make it easier to fill my TapeTech MudRunner®?

    • When filling the MudRunner®, we recommend that you first make sure that the filler nozzle on the tool is clear of any dry joint compound or other debris. Then firmly press the filler nozzle of the tool all the way into the filler adapter on the joint compound  loading pump. As you fill the tool, the joint compound forces the hydraulic cylinder down – be sure to hold the tool securely in the filler adapter or it may “push” itself off from the pressure.

      Make sure that your joint compound is mixed according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Add a small amount of water if the mix seems too thick or is difficult to pump into the MudRunner®. Finally, after cleaning the MudRunner® each time, lubricate the Rod Wiper with Ames Bazooka Oil. Proper cleaning and maintenance, along with this basic technique described above, will make filling your TapeTech MudRunner...

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