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Plastering Trowel with Teeth (6 pcs)

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A plastering trowel with teeth, commonly known as a “notched trowel” or “toothed trowel,” is a specialized hand tool used in construction and masonry for applying adhesive or mortar to surfaces, such as when installing tiles or laying flooring. It is characterized by a flat metal blade with evenly spaced teeth or notches along one or more edges. The teeth help create uniform ridges or grooves in the applied material, ensuring proper adhesion and facilitating an even distribution of the substance onto the substrate. This type of trowel is particularly useful for tasks that require consistent coverage and bonding, such as in the installation of tiles or other similar construction applications.

Size:230x100mm
Teeth:10*6mm
Carbon steel

KSh 5,060.00 KSh 5,560.00

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Uses 

  1. Tile Installation: One of the primary uses of a plastering trowel with teeth is for installing ceramic, porcelain, or other types of tiles. The teeth create ridges or grooves in the adhesive or mortar, ensuring proper bonding between the tiles and the substrate.
  2. Flooring Installation: When laying down flooring materials like vinyl or linoleum tiles, a notched trowel helps achieve a consistent layer of adhesive, promoting better adhesion and durability.
  3. Masonry Work: The trowel can be used in masonry projects where mortar is applied to secure bricks, stones, or other masonry units in place. The notches help control the thickness of the mortar layer.
  4. Drywall Installation: In drywall applications, a notched trowel can be used to apply adhesive or joint compound to ensure even coverage and strong adhesion between drywall panels.
  5. Stucco Application: When applying stucco or other textured finishes to walls, a plastering trowel with teeth can help create a uniform layer and improve the bonding of the stucco to the substrate.
  6. Plastering Walls: For traditional plastering jobs, the trowel with teeth aids in spreading plaster evenly on walls, ensuring a smooth and uniform surface.
  7. Adhesive Application: In various bonding applications, such as attaching insulation panels or acoustic tiles to walls or ceilings, the notched trowel helps control the amount and distribution of adhesive.
  8. Cementitious Overlays: When applying thin cementitious overlays on existing surfaces, the notched trowel is useful for achieving an even thickness and enhancing the bond between the overlay and the substrate.
  9. Underlayment Installation: For installing underlayment materials beneath flooring, the notched trowel is employed to apply adhesive evenly and provide a secure foundation for the flooring material.
  10. DIY Home Improvement: In general, a plastering trowel with teeth is a versatile tool for various DIY projects where an even application of adhesive or mortar is required, such as in small-scale tile installations or repairs.
SKU: AHS72763 Category:

Size

230 x 100 mm

Safety measures and precautions

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
    • Wear appropriate PPE, including safety glasses or goggles to protect your eyes from debris or splashes.
    • Use gloves to shield your hands from sharp edges and to maintain a good grip on the trowel.
  2. Work Area Preparation:
    • Clear the work area of any obstacles, debris, or tripping hazards.
    • Ensure proper lighting to enhance visibility and reduce the risk of accidents.
  3. Stable Surface:
    • Work on a stable and even surface to prevent slips and falls.
    • Use appropriate scaffolding or ladders if working at heights, and follow proper safety procedures for elevated work.
  4. Proper Handling:
    • Handle the trowel with care, especially when it has sharp teeth. Avoid reckless or forceful movements to minimize the risk of injuries.
    • Carry the trowel safely when moving from one area to another, keeping the blade away from your body and others.
  5. Correct Trowel Size:
    • Choose the right size and type of trowel for the specific task at hand. Using the wrong trowel can lead to inefficiency and may compromise safety.
  6. Adhesive/Mortar Handling:
    • Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for handling adhesives, mortar, or other materials used with the trowel.
    • Be cautious of any potential skin irritants or allergens in the materials and use protective measures accordingly.
  7. Awareness of Surroundings:
    • Be aware of your surroundings, including the presence of other workers or bystanders, to avoid accidental collisions or injuries.
  8. Sharp Edge Awareness:
    • Pay attention to the sharp edges of the trowel, especially the teeth. Avoid unnecessary contact with the teeth to prevent cuts or abrasions.
  9. Maintain Tools:
    • Keep the plastering trowel in good condition by regularly checking for any damage or wear.
    • Sharpen or replace the trowel if the teeth become dull or damaged to ensure optimal performance and safety.
  10. Training and Skill:
    • Ensure that individuals using the plastering trowel are adequately trained in its proper use and safety precautions.
    • Supervise and guide less experienced workers until they are proficient in handling the tool.

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