Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Ugly Concrete? Use the right concrete tools!

Don't let this happen to you.

Delamination, dusting, cracking, and popping? DON'T SEAL THE CONCRETE before the bleedwater has had a chance to evaporate.

Gator Concrete Tool's unique alloy, GatorLoy, is designed to reduce surface closure and the trapping of bleedwater.  Floating with Gator Concrete Tools works to embed the aggregates while floating the concrete "creme" to the surface, removing surface imperfections and promoting a clean, smooth, near-perfect surface.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Concrete Tools - Concrete Tool Replacement Parts

Let's face it, we don't always show our concrete tools the TLC they deserve, and sometimes parts break and even go missing.

Have you ever been a victim of the missing replacement spring for bull float handles?

Snap button (replacement spring) for bull float handle

Snap button (replacement spring) for bull float handle

If you are ever looking for a replacement part for a Gator Concrete Tool or other manufacturer compatible replacement part give us a call, chances are we can help you!  Just because you don't see it doesn't mean we don't have it.  Call Gator Tool Customer Service 877-376-8665 and we will either get you what you need or refer you to someone who can!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Concrete Tools - Channel Floats

Concrete Tools - Gator Tool Channel Radius Floats

Gator Glide Channel Floats
Gator Glide Channel Float's unique design has four stiffening ribs and extra-wide rib spacing which runs the full length of the blade keeping it straight and rigid.  It's excellent stability and the lower profile where the bracket bolts directly to the center ribs provides the user better control. Made from GatorLoy, these channel floats stay straighter, last longer, are non-painted, naturally finished, "broken in" and ready for use.

When you try one out for yourself you'll see why people have consistently turned to Gator Tools for their concrete finishing needs.

Our Channel Floats also come with these two style brackets:

Channel Float with Fixed Adjustable Head
Channel Float with Ultra Twist Pivoting Head

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

5 Things You Didn't Know About Gator Tool Trowels

Did you know these 5 things about Gator Tool Ultra-Flex Concrete
Finishing Trowels with Triple R Technology?

Gator Tool Ultra-Flex Finishing Trowel with Triple R Technology

1. Did you know...
    Gator Glide Ultra Flex Finishing Trowel's GatorLoy mounting bracket is so strong that it can      
    support your body weight while finishing?  See for yourself below!


2. Did you know...
    Gator Tool's "Triple R Technology" (Recessed, Rotary, Rivet Technology), means that the trowel
    rivets are counter-sunk below the surface of the blade and you actually have to wear down the      
    blade before you ever even reach the surface of the rivet!  Unlike other brands, we do not smooth
    or grind down the bottom of the trowel to make the blade flush with the rivet, compromising the
    strength and integrity of the rivet, eliminating rivet "popping" after extended use.
Bottom of Gator Glide Ultra-Flex Finishing Trowel

3. Did you know...
    Gator Tools precisely forms and sets the corners of each and every trowel before being shipped out     to our customers, so you don't have to! Gator Glide Ultra Flex Finishing Trowels are ready to go    
    out of the box!

4. Did you know...
    Gator Tools manufactures and sells 191 different trowels, which includes 3 different materials, 6 
    different shapes, and just about every size!

5. Did you know...
    Every Gator Tool Ultra-Flex Finishing Trowel is Proudly Made in the U.S.A.! 
    Made by U.S. Workers from U.S. Materials

Monday, February 23, 2015

We want to hear from our loyal Gator Tool Customers...

We want to hear from our Gator Tool Customers...

What was most important to you when choosing your Gator Concrete Tool?

Use the comment section to post!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Concrete Tools - Aluminum Handles

Our Customers say... 

"Simply the finest snap button poles in the industry"

Gator Glide Concrete Bull Float Snap Button Extension Pole Handles are produced from high quality hardened aluminum and coated with an ultra tough baked on finish.

1-3/4" Snap Button Poles
1-3/4" Poles available in sizes:
6 ft length
10 ft length
12 ft length

1-3/8" Poles available in 6 ft length
 Snap Button Poles

Friday, January 16, 2015

Gator: Takes a Bite out of Magnesium, Why you should be using Gator Concrete Tools

Are you one of the many Gator Concrete Tools users that say our tools are heavier?

Well that's because they ARE! 

And that's precisely why YOU should be using Gator Concrete Tools!

Gator Concrete Tools are Built Heavier, Built Stronger, and Built to Last Longer!

Built Heavier...

Finishing concrete is no easy feat as any concrete finisher will tell you: it's strenuous, it takes precision, and it's physically demanding.  Finishers must work quickly and effectively to pour, place, and finish correctly the first time around, there is no do-over.  Gator Concrete Tools are built heavier, and contrary to what you might believe a lighter tool isn't better, heavier is better.  Gator Tools has consistently delivered to our customers the same great product over and over again and you won't see our tools getting any lighter!  When working with a mix that can weigh up to 150 pounds per cubic foot or over 4000 pounds per cubic yard, of course you want a tool that is heavier and can withstand the demanding job of concrete finishing - simply put: let your concrete tool do the work!  Gator Tools are heavier because they are made from a high- strength, quality alloy, where there is definitely no skimping in tool material. Lighter and Cheaper is NOT better.

Built Stronger...

Gator Tools proprietary alloy GatorLoy, is a non-ferrous alloy, which offers superior strength and hardness, and exhibits excellent corrosion resistance in a wide-variety of environments

  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Reduces the trapping of bleed water
  • Harder and stronger than many common concrete tools
  • Recommended for air entrained concrete
  • Reduces surface closure
Take a look at the charts below and see how Gator Tools alloy GatorLoy, compares to the material used in some of the tools you may be used to using, you'll be surprised by the results!
GatorLoy Hardness

GatorLoy Strength

Built to Last Longer...

Remember when we told you lighter and cheaper were NOT better? Well wouldn't it be great if you spent more time getting the job done and less time replacing your tools? More time getting the job done, and less time replacing tools means more money in your pocket! What if we told you that every Gator Tool has such excellent wear resistance that you need to replace them less often.  Sounds great doesn't it? Well it's true, Gator Tools are built heavier, built stronger, and built to last longer! Gator Tools extraordinary attention to product excellence, customer satisfaction, and stringent manufacturing requirements ensure that all of our customers receive professional and quality tools at a great price, which we know you expect.


By now we are confident you have heard our strong message of our company's never ending commitment to American Manufacturing.  Today, more than ever, this message couldn't be more important.  When we say Made in the U.S.A.... We Absolutely MEAN MADE IN THE U.S.A.! Made by U.S. Workers from U.S. Materials, ALL Gator Concrete Tools are designed, fabricated, and assembled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Support American Manufacturing and buy your next concrete finishing tool from Gator Tools, and support our message of PROUDLY MADE IN THE U.S.A.!