What’s so great about these trim guides?
The thicker gauge of this stainless steel trim guide creates a slightly ‘fat’ cut which often has a more pleasing look compared to using a regular broad knife. It is especially good against a textured ceiling or where the wall is a different colour to adjacent trim.
The edges are radiused so you can slide to both set and cut the material in corners and ceiling lines sharply and quickly, and it will not burnish or take the color off as a plastic tool will do. You’ll find this tool helps you work faster, producing tighter inside corners.
Here’s a little trick for getting sharp outside corners: use the backside of your tool with the rolled edge. Don’t use the leading edge! Hold it across the corner at a 45° angle and run it firmly up and down which ‘breaks’ the vinyl, but it won’t scar it or take the color off – you can press pretty hard and you’ll hear a crunching sound. This technique creates a really sharp outside corner on many vinyls with no heat gun needed￼.
The different bends allow you to get into narrow areas to make a cut unlike a tool with a long handle.
THESE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE SHALLOW STEEP BENDS