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  • Wallboard Tools Access Panel & Manhole Range - Leigh's Product Review
    Wallboard Tools Access Panel & Manhole Range – Leigh’s Product Review
    With so many options to choose from such as Fire Rated, MDF, Metal, Plastic, Flanged and Set Bead, Wallboard has the complete offering. This review takes you through all the available choices and the key points with each....
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  • LevelLine Corner Tape
    Leigh’s Product Review: The Levelline & No-Coat Range
    It’s always handy to have a roll of these in the ute or van. The Levelline & No-Coat range is a great solution for Internal or External corners, Off angles, Vaulted & Cathedral ceilings, Impact resistance, High Humidity areas or Superior surface bond....
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  • Leigh's USB Rechargeable LED Lights -  Product Review
    Leigh’s USB Rechargeable LED Lights – Product Review
    “LED There be light”, they said.  If you’re thinking of improving light onsite Wallboard’s new “LED light range” has a killer comprehensive range to get you set up. Whether you’re sanding internals, doing a final inspection prior to a pre-paint or lighting up a bigger area, simply click the...
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  • Wallboard Tie Downs
    Wallboard Tie Downs
    The QUIK STRAP range of tie downs are made tough and will suit most contractors needs for an easy solution to securing loads. The Wallboard Tools Tie Downs are available as a simple cam buckle which is a single 25mm x 2.5m strap suitable for small load...
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  • Award Metals Paper Faced Bead - Leigh's Product Review
    Award Metals Paper Faced Bead – Leigh’s Product Review
    Whether your construction is commercial or residential, we all face the same challenges, that builders continually shorten deadlines and still expect you to deliver that million-dollar finish. Award Metals Internal Paper Faced Bead could be a solution for finding extra time savings and building that all important...
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  • Advance Tools - Box Trail Knives - Leigh's Product Review
    Advance Tools – Box Trail Knives – Leigh’s Product Review
    Advance Tools Box Trail Knives – Leigh’s Product Review Advance Tools is a family owned business that produces high quality hand-made plastering tools in Chicago, USA. The Advance Box Trail Knife has an offset handle design that allows contractors to achieve a superior finish with less effort....
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  • FibaFuse - Myth V Fact
    FibaFuse – Myth V Fact
    There’s been a lot of discussion around whether FibaFuse meets Australian Plastering Standards and that it is carcinogenic and will cause cancer. Here’s what we know; FibaFuse hasn’t been tested against any Australian standards. Joint Tapes by themselves aren’t tested as there’s no particular standard just for tape.Warranty works in conjunction with the plasterboard...
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  • Why buy an M Class Dust Extractor?
    Why buy an M Class Dust Extractor?
    Dust Class MMedium RiskAll wood dust and dust originating from repair compound, filler and clear coats, plaster, cement, concrete, tile cement and paints such as latex and oil paints or quartziferous materials such as sand and pebbles. Exposure occurs in construction related industries Respirable crystalline silica (RCS)...
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  • Frequently Asked Q & A - Wallboard Tools
    Frequently Asked Q & A – Wallboard Tools
    Q. What size should I cut out for access panels?  A. For standard MDF and metal access panels you should cut out 3mm on each side larger than the panel size. Q. What is the load bearing weight on Wallboard Trestles?  A. Wallboard Tools Trestles are certified...
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  • Frequently Asked Q & A - Tapepro Drywall Tools
    Frequently Asked Q & A – Tapepro Drywall Tools
    Q. Will my Tapepro Reducer Plates fit onto my other brand flat boxes? A. No, Tapepro Flat Boxes are designed with different geometry. They will only fit Tapepro, Premier and BlueLine Flat Boxes.  Q. Do I use WD40 to lubricate my automatic tools? A. Strictly only use...
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  • Factors that can cause cracking in plasterboard and using the correct Trim-Tex Expansion Bead.
    Factors that can cause cracking in plasterboard and using the correct Trim-Tex Expansion Bead.
    Many factors can cause cracking in plasterboard: Poor workmanship is one possibility, generally not the most common. Weather plays the largest part in most cracking circumstances. Uninsulated roof cavities can expand and retract with searing summer heat and dropping temperatures. Plasterboard ceilings with a continuous length greater...
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  • Trim-Tex Giant L Bead / Archway Case Study: W Brisbane Hotel  Brisbane
    Trim-Tex Giant L Bead / Archway Case Study: W Brisbane Hotel Brisbane
    Strikingly overlooking the Brisbane River stands the new W Brisbane Hotel. This is the first five-star hotel in 20 years which opened in Brisbane, as well as marking the return of W Hotels Worldwide into Australia. The W Brisbane Hotel is a welcomed addition to South East...
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  • Flat Tear Away L Bead from Trim-Tex - a Stopping Bead with a difference
    Getting legless with Trim-Tex Flat Tear Away Bead
    Trim-Tex Flat Tear Away™ Bead is not your average stopping bead. Unlike regular L Beads, Trim-Tex Flat Tear Away™ Bead has no return leg – making it the perfect solution for areas where a return cannot be slipped behind the plasterboard. Flat Tear Away™ Bead creates a finished...
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  • Wallboard Tools Access Solutions all in one convenient catalogue
    Download now! The new Access Panel catalogue
    Wallboard Tools has just released a 12 page specialised Access Panel catalogue. The new catalogue features Wallboard’s complete Standard and Fire Rated Access Panel range, specification diagrams and detailed installation instructions. Have a closer look at the range of Access Panels available from Wallboard Tools inside the...
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  • FTA not JUST for Flat Tear Away Bead
    FTA not JUST for Flat Tear Away Bead
    The FTA Mud Head from Tapepro was released a little over 4 years ago. It was designed to snap onto the Compound Applicator Tube and apply a single line of compound for the application of Mud Set Flat Tear Away Bead. But if that’s all you think...
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  • Changes to the Wallboard Tools Plasterboard Cart
    Changes to the DC-1350 Plasterboard Cart
    Recently the Wallboard Tools Plasterboard Cart has undergone a design update. The frame and castor configuration has been upgraded making the Wallboard Tools Plasterboard Cart more manoeuvrable and better value than ever before. What’s changed? 1. The bottom frame now has a “bend” in it – this...
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  • Changes to the Tapepro Mud Box and Mud Box Pro
    Changes to the Tapepro Mud Box Series
    Over the last 12 months both Tapepro Mud Boxes have had not only a facelift but also a slew of new features added to them. If you’re not familiar with what’s happened to the Mud Box Original or Mud Box Pro click through below to read more....
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  • Repairing your FHX ProReach Flat Box Handle at home
    Making repairs on your ProReach Flat Box Handle
    The ProReach Flat Box Handle is one of our most popular not to mention hardest working flat finishing tools. It is basically 4 Flat Box Handles in 1 – extending from 980mm to 1600mm with four independent locking points. Manufactured from Tapepro’s classic anodised aluminium handle tube,...
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  • Updated Tapepro Mud Box Pro
    The Mud Box Pro makeover!
    The people at Tapepro Tools have been busy over the past year innovating across the range with their latest offering being the upgraded Mud Box Pro taping tool. If you weren’t aware the Tapepro Mud Box Pro simultaneously applies paper tape and the correct amount of joint...
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  • Trim-Tex Super and Giant L Bead
    The key to installing Trim-Tex L Beads
    Trim-Tex Super, Giant and Oversized L Beads are by far the best solution for finishing window and door returns. They are lightweight but robust and made from impact resistant PVC that won’t corrode in exposed areas. When installing these beads it’s important to follow a few key...
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