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Takes some getting used to
My partner and I are quite experienced with similar toys as this one. We decided to give it the old college try, despite my reservations on its less-than-1.5" diameter girth. Sure enough, the teeth chattering power made up for its lack of size. We have used this toy now for a few months and it has brought us through on some really dirty jobs.
March 16, 2013
Good tool for the money
I poured decorative concrete and countertops. This tool was used regularly on a weekly basis, dropped on the floor, dropped in the concrete, and just not treated very well in general. It lasted 8-9 years! Let's just say, I'll have another one on order soon.
March 5, 2013
We recently poured concrete footings and stem walls for a building slab. As the concrete was pumped into the forms, I just dropped the wand into the mud, pulled the trigger, and watched the mud flow down the form center, and stopped the vibrator when the mud reached the bottom of the forms. No hammer tapping the forms at all. When we pulled the form boards, we had the smoothest and most consistant pour we've done.
Lows- The motor sounds cheap, like it's grinding itself up, but it never gave us any problems. Also, sometimes you had the rap the wand against the form or something solid to get the vibrating action working.....but, the results were well beyond my expectations.
Highs- The long power chord, the price, and the results.
August 13, 2012
Perfect for small jobs
Simple and easy to use; very portable
Sometimes requires a slight bump to start vibrating.
October 10, 2011
Excellent Concrete Vibrator
For the occasional/home user you can't go wrong with this product. Excellent value for the money.
November 17, 2010
I'm building a 240 foot retaining wall that is four feet high six inches wide and two hundred fourty feet long. This vibrator has made the project go much easier. The air pockets have been eliminated.
This is a GREAT TOOL.
June 1, 2010
Bought 2 of these, they work as advertised, great price, handy for smaller jobs
February 22, 2010
works good for the money
bought it so i could stop paying for a rental. it was on sale so i decided to take the plunge. the - bang to get it going is something to get used to but not a big deal. i suppose other units cost a lot more so the luxury of having a switch has it´s cost. i would buy it again although i see the price is considerably higher. a 25% increase in a year and a half? in these times? for construction tools of all things??? maybe it was the dollar dropping. that would make more sense.
February 22, 2010
By far one of the best
As a smaller construction firm, we mostly did excavation as our main focus. We do have the form and supplies needed to do concrete work, but for the last past 15 years we just "stabbed" the concrete to get all air pockets out. But just recently we got into 'decretive concrete" and we tried using our method of stabbing it, but the results where not good, especially on steps. So there was this need for a cheap in-expencive vibrator that would last. And well where else to look to, but Northern Tool? We purchased this item about 2 years ago, and it was probably one of the best choices out there. This vibrator, never stops running, It never goes more than a week with out being used. Yes some people complain about the fact that you have to slap it to start it sometimes, but that is besides the fact, it is very simple to slap, and stops right up, by far one of the best ones out there, I would definitely recommend this to any small contractor, even large construction firms. One of the many great tools by northern, very impressed.
November 2, 2009
My son and I do the occasional concrete forming for steps/walkways etc and had not previously used any vibrator to settle the concrete. I bought this vibrator to see what the difference would be but didn't want to spend a lot of money without knowing the effect of vibration. It was amasing.
The only criticism I had seen in previous reviews was that you had to shock the tool to start the vibrations and that was no problem at all. Just give the end a bump on anything and then stick it in the concrete. The concrete flows into all areas and when we remove the forms there are no ugly air pockets on the face of the finished concrete.
The tools does come with a spare set of brushes for the motor which is never a good sign of the anticipated useful life but we are only occasional users and would expect to get many years out of the tool.
August 11, 2008