Heavy Duty Concrete Finishing Tools built heavier, built stronger, and built to last longer. Concrete contractors and finishers will find a wide-variety of concrete finishing tools from floats, trowels, and brooms to paving tools as well as grooving and edging tools. Gator Tools is committed to the support of American manufacturing and the American Worker which is why ALL Gator Tools are designed, fabricated, and assembled in Milwaukee, WI, USA
Bull floats and Channel floats appear similar, so what's the difference? When would you choose one over the other?
Basically it comes down to the type of application and the amount of concrete being finished.
First lets identify the similarities and differences between the two:
Gator Bull Floats and Channel Floats both have four stiffening ribs which run the full-length of the blade keeping it straight and rigid, exhibiting excellent stability.
Floats of all kinds are used to cut high spots, fill low spots and voids, while leveling and smoothing the concrete. The floating process also embeds the concrete aggregates while bringing the concrete mortar or paste to the surface.
Floating should be done immediately after screeding.
Bull floats are available in blade lengths of 24" to 60" and come in handy when the area is too large to use a darby but not large enough for a channel float. The ideal application for bull floats is for finishing areas of concrete such as driveways, patios, walkways and sidewalks.
Channel floats come in blade lengths of 4 ft - 10 ft and are best suited for larger areas of concrete such as large driveways, warehouse floors and roads. Channel floats have higher side channels compared to bull floats which create stability and can handle the excess concrete being pushed. These types of applications generally require extremely flat and level surfaces which are judged by "F" numbers, often referred to as FF/FL. The higher the "F" number the more flat and level the floor. Gator Channel Floats are an excellent tool to achieve these strict "F" number requirements and are equipped with two extra stiffening ribs within the channel resulting in a straight and stable float.
What is ultimately comes down to is user preference. Round end finishing tools are less likely to leave finishing lines or lap marks in the concrete and are generally easier to use. They also are known to be easier to use in tight spaces.
Getting your tools to the work site has never been easier
Channel Floats and Bull Floats are only one part of the equation. Their use requires an Adjustable Leveling Head Bracket and poles. With so many finishing tools to transport to and from the job site, make transporting your floating tools a little bit easier with the Gator Glide Float and Trowel Kit.
Each kit includes
Bull Float, Channel Float, or Walking (Fresno) Trowel in the length and shape of your choice
Four 1-3/4" x 6'(ft) Snap Button Extension Poles
Gator Glide Adjustable Leveling Head Float and Trowel Bracket
Heavy Duty PVC Carrying Case
This tool really is the fastest most economical way to get tools to the work site not to mention, items sold separately simply cannot beat the price of our kits which are sold as one item.
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Concrete is the number one most widely-used, man-made material in the world and the most consumed substance behind water. Its use dates all the way back to 500 B.C. and it sure has come a long way. Look at all of the awesome uses not only for exterior finishes but beautiful interior finishes as well.
Concrete has evolved...and so should your tools.
Gator Tools is where it's at, with a full line of professional, high-quality, 100% U.S. made concrete tools.
Gearing is housed internally with high-strength aluminum construction and bronze and stainless steel components, this is one ultra-rigid tool and perfectly pairs with channel floats, bull floats, walking trowels, and paving tools. Protected under U.S. Patent, there is only one of its kind, and you can only find it from Gator Tools.
Want to know more? We thought so, continue reading here to see just what makes this Adjustable Leveling Head so unique and so innovative.
Finally... a float and holster
Conveniently take your float with you, you know you always need it!
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When we say Made in the U.S.A., we MEAN it. ALL Gator Tools are designed, fabricated, assembled, and shipped from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
FOUR STIFFENING RIBS with extra-wide rib spacing run the full length of the tool for added stability, the adjustable leveling head bolts directly to those center ribs providing the finisher better control of the tool. This "beefy" tool is great for achieving your "F" numbers!