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Dairic

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hi, I'm looking at getting a speedskim, I have used one before (the original with plastic edge) but looked online and there are speedskim and ox speedskim, with a blue finishing edge or a small edge, any advice?
Cheers
 

scottie5

Private Member
If you only get the one then 100% id go for the blue plastic (ST blade) it's the dogs bollox in most scenarios.
And light years ahead of that original grey blade.
for Flattening and the first couple of passes it's mint
While it is possible to finish with it to a good standard it can be a bit hit and miss if timings are not bang on, so for the final pass i give it the last flick with a medi-flex.
The blue blade speedy also closes hardwall and ocr up a treat.
Personally I think the blue blade speedskim is the best thing Ive bought in the last 20 years.
 

Dairic

New Member
If you only get the one then 100% id go for the blue plastic (ST blade) it's the dogs bollox in most scenarios.
And light years ahead of that original grey blade.
for Flattening and the first couple of passes it's mint
While it is possible to finish with it to a good standard it can be a bit hit and miss if timings are not bang on, so for the final pass i give it the last flick with a medi-flex.
The blue blade speedy also closes hardwall and ocr up a treat.
Personally I think the blue blade speedskim is the best thing Ive bought in the last 20 years.
Cheers, is there a difference with speedskim and ox speedskim, or have they been bought out?
 
If you only get the one then 100% id go for the blue plastic (ST blade) it's the dogs bollox in most scenarios.
And light years ahead of that original grey blade.
for Flattening and the first couple of passes it's mint
While it is possible to finish with it to a good standard it can be a bit hit and miss if timings are not bang on, so for the final pass i give it the last flick with a medi-flex.
The blue blade speedy also closes hardwall and ocr up a treat.
Personally I think the blue blade speedskim is the best thing Ive bought in the last 20 years.
Do you use your medi for anything else, like 2nd coating? If not why not?
I've not tried it for owt else yet, but I'm finding my medi is tearing on last pass, maybe timings or not enough water?
 

Natwasere

Well-Known Member
Do you use your medi for anything else, like 2nd coating? If not why not?
I've not tried it for owt else yet, but I'm finding my medi is tearing on last pass, maybe timings or not enough water?
How old is the medi? Have you used it much? These flexi trowels and the speedskim SF do tear a bit when new so you have to hold them flatter to stop it..... That will bringg a new set of problems so personally I rubbed mine of a lovely new screed to take the edge off.... now it's worn in and i love it when I use it.
 
How old is the medi? Have you used it much? These flexi trowels and the speedskim SF do tear a bit when new so you have to hold them flatter to stop it..... That will bringg a new set of problems so personally I rubbed mine of a lovely new screed to take the edge off.... now it's worn in and i love it when I use it.
It's 3 mth & used quite a bit but reverted bck to mt a lot
Would you advise wet & dry or a wet stone, don't get near any screeding
Is it just the final pass for you or have you tried laying on with it?
 

Natwasere

Well-Known Member
It's 3 mth & used quite a bit but reverted bck to mt a lot
Would you advise wet & dry or a wet stone, don't get near any screeding
Is it just the final pass for you or have you tried laying on with it?
To be honest..... it was screed that was done before I got there..... I couldn't say I advise anything, it just needs wearing in like any trowel (though doesn't take as long) I don't have any set method to skimming.... depends what I feel like at the time (I have too many tools really) but often put on and flatten with MT then take the medi from there.
 

Speedskim

Active Member
Cheers, is there a difference with speedskim and ox speedskim, or have they been bought out?
Hi mate, no difference at all - we are still in the process of changing some listing descriptions to show the new OX branding, but anything you do purchase has now been changed to OX Speedskim.
The products and blades are exactly the same profile and haven't changed - the only changes are slightly different blue and changes to stickers.
All made under the same roof and made in the UK :)
 

Gary spink

New Member
Hi mate, no difference at all - we are still in the process of changing some listing descriptions to show the new OX branding, but anything you do purchase has now been changed to OX Speedskim.
The products and blades are exactly the same profile and haven't changed - the only changes are slightly different blue and changes to stickers.
All made under the same roof and made in the UK :)
Looking to buy a Speedskim 600 been using the Ezz spatt for yrs and want to see what the Speedskim is like
Would you recommend the plastic blade or stainless steel
Tks
 

Gavine The First

Well-Known Member
hi, I'm looking at getting a speedskim, I have used one before (the original with plastic edge) but looked online and there are speedskim and ox speedskim, with a blue finishing edge or a small edge, any advice?
CheersNaelkas
I would'tn bother mate, better of with spats, I like the Nela's personally. Refiina's are ok too , Welcome and good luck .
 
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Gavine The First

Well-Known Member
Looking to buy a Speedskim 600 been using the Ezz spatt for yrs and want to see what the Speedskim is like
Would you recommend the plastic blade or stainless steel
Tks
Stick with the spat , ss . Imo. I like the nela'. The 450 speed with stainless has good reviews though, handy for top landings ( all around the doors )
 
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