Finally got my Kool Glyde

Discussion in 'Carpet / Textile' started by Robroy, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. Robroy

    Robroy Well-Known Member

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    Finally got my Kool Glyde from the states , bought the transformer from the trade shop on here, have to say what a fantastic invention, so much better than the conventional heat seamer, the last and first bit on a conventional seam is always the tricky bit with this no problem.......love it :)
     
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  2. stan1191

    stan1191 Well-Known Member

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    Id buy one if the company i worked for paid for joins...aha. have been looking at them for a while though, worth the money?
     
  3. merit

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    Yes defo. Puts our seaming to shame. Even the seaming tape. I used the seaming iron on the tape last week as forgot my transformer. No smoke, no fumes,nothing. Makes you think are we having to by the crap toxic cheap tape because that’s cheap for our suppliers. It’s another level.


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  4. Robroy

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    The only thing i haven't worked out , is if your seaming carpet to carpet in a door way, I would normally put the seam under the door, but the door stop prevents you from getting the tape.melted right up close to the edge .I need to check out the you tube vids lol
    But so much easier to use , and the fact you can go back to part of a join if.your not happy with it could be a godsend specially with the wobbly weaved carpets
     
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  5. stan1191

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    I cant work out where to buy these, i thought they were approved for uk use now?
     
  6. Robroy

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    no mate, there not eu approved , you will have to buy from the states and then the transformer off the trade shop they also sell the tape.
    i got mine from this site https://www.tools4flooring.com/kool-glide-kgx-6810-pro-carpet-seaming-tool-w-case.html
    Only thing is are you vat registered because customs will charge you on top, but if your vat registered you can claim it back
     
  7. stan1191

    stan1191 Well-Known Member

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    How are you getting on with the koolglide?

    Mother in law ordered me the seaming board and they sent her a koolglide iron for 40$
     
  8. Daniel Carter

    Daniel Carter Member

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    Silva seamer all day. Still got mine had now for over 25 years. Shame they stopped making them. Theres a thought anyone want to re invent it. The patent is expiring soon.
     
  9. Redfox

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    Pro plus flooring installation products sell a lot of silver seam stuff ,bailiff bridge
     
  10. Robroy

    Robroy Well-Known Member

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    So if you do a join and your not happy with all of it, say a wonky loop piles, can you go back
    Wow really what a result :cool:
     
  11. Daniel Carter

    Daniel Carter Member

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    Yes you can re do joins.
     
  12. stan1191

    stan1191 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah just reheat it and adjust it
     
  13. Robroy

    Robroy Well-Known Member

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    Daniel Carter
    Yeah but with a Silva seamer presumably you have to reheat the whole join , with the kool glide you can do any part of the join several times
     

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