Spring is right around the corner, and hopefully you are all having a good first quarter. So, have you invested in some new tools for this year? The right tools will make your installation easier.
If you install resilient flooring that requires heat welding, here’s a set of tools that are compact and quality-crafted. The ACCUTRAK Groover distributed by Taylor Tools is a small hand groover that fits in the palm of your hand (Photos 1 and 2). At first glance, you would think that the tool is too small to fit installers with bigger hands, but that’s not the case. The tool has good weight and balance and even installers with bigger hands will have no problem pushing the tool and cutting a groove. Blade depth is easy to adjust with just a screw and there are seven blade widths available from 2.3 to 6 mm—so you won’t have a problem cutting the right-sized groove to match the welding rod. There is also a rear blade that allows grooving right up to the wall instead of having to use a separate straight edge and hand groover (Photo 3).