Off topic- any recommendations on a concrete float?

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Forum topic by JCamp posted 04-19-2021 12:03 AM 312 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-19-2021 12:03 AM

I have several projects this year that require concrete work. I use to be pretty good at it and my guess is I will be again by the end of summer. In the past I have used the concrete float and broom from where I use to work but since it’s been many years since I did that I’m considering buying my own. Something of mid quality that after this year will seldom get used. The widest pour we will be doing is around 16ft wide. Anyone have any recommendations? Where do you buy from?
I’ve checked Lowe’s and they sell the heads but not the poles. Amazon has them but I’d rather pick one up locally. A kit would be handy too

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#1 posted 04-19-2021 12:30 AM

craigslist or offer up, lotsa parts and pieces around here
rj in az

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#2 posted 04-19-2021 03:06 AM

if there small projects ,and i mean small you can buy cheap tools from HD,but large stuff hire a pro and save yourself the sore back and a project you wished youd of hired the pro.damhikt !

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#3 posted 04-19-2021 03:23 AM

Around here, there is a place where one orders the concrete from. They also have a retail store on site, that sells all the tools one would need, to finish all sorts of jobs…..form work tools, flat work tools….Lot of Marshalltown stuff..

Have also seen the Bull Float and it’s handles at a few garage sales…..

Look for the adjustable ones….the fixed head ones will kill your back…..

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#4 posted 04-19-2021 03:50 AM

Any half decent tool rental will have what ya need.

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#5 posted 04-19-2021 04:17 PM

Don’t forget the rake. Probably the most important tool for initial spreading and levelling.

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