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NorthStar™ Elite Taping and Finishing Set

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NorthStar™ Taping and Finishing Set

NorthStar™ automatic drywall taping tools, the tools you will be proud to call your own. Engineered and Assembled to run right out of the box each and every time. This is our commitment to our customers. From the original inventor/manufacturer of the NorthStar™ Tool line.

NorthStar™ Automatic Taper

Presented with great pride. The ELITE SERIES AUTOMATIC TAPER is now available to our customers. Extensive use of hard-black anodized parts for added durability. Highlighted additional features include:

  • New tape keeper system for easy access and change of tape roll, with exclusive new locking system.
  • New one piece Drive Wheel now available on both standard and Elite automatic tapers for easy clean-up. This model allows change of drive wheels without complete disassembly of the drive drum from the taper.
  • Welded stainless steel push rod/pulley for extra durability
  • Critical parts: taper head, cover cap, drive dog holder, tape runners and cable drum are precision machined from billet aluminum (6061-T6) for superior strength, durability and corrosion resistance
  • Tape runners and cable drum are hard anodized for a hard durable and corrosion resistant finish
  • Side plates and creaser arms constructed of stainless steel for strength
  • Stainless steel drive chains
  • Creaser chain and cutter chain are a leaf-style stainless steel chain
  • Adjustable paw roller systems lets you run the tension you prefer and adjust for wear
  • Adjustable cutter spring system allows for tension adjustment and easy blade change adjustment
  • Open cutter spring system provides strength and allows for easy cleaning and lubrication
  • New split cover cap allows for easy cleaning and access to cable for quick replacement
  • Holds up to a 500 ft standard 2” tape roll
  • Cuts tape with a simple pull
  • Automatically feeds tape and mud simultaneously to reduce work time.

LOADING

You will use the pump with the gooseneck attachment for loading. To load follow these easy steps:

  1. Close the gate valve and disconnect the drive, then invert the unit;
  2. Securely seat the filler nozzle on the gooseneck taking care to get a good fit so you will not have leaks. Hold the unit with one hand on the base with your fingers inside the tube;
  3. Begin pumping joint compound until the piston touches your fingers indicating the unit is full (approximately 8 – 9 pumps when empty) – DO NOT OVERFILL
  4. Re-engage the drive and open the gate valve. Insert tape roll onto tape spool by removing the tape roll keeper. Feed tape up along the body and through the tape track, taking care to position the natural curl of the tape so that it wraps around the drive wheel. To start the tape turn the key in a counter clockwise direction until the compound begins to show on the tape.

OPERATION

Start with the butted-end joints then on to the recessed joints and then finish the inside corners. Advance the tape by turning the flow key until you have about 2 – 3 inches of coated tape over the drive wheel. Start your leading edge in the corner using the corner creaser wheel to help hold the tape in place for about the first 1 – 2 inches. Start the joint with both drive wheels on the surface and slowly angle the tube so that only one wheel is on the surface. This will help keep the proper amount of compound under the tape and not squeeze it out causing drips.

Proceed along joint leading with the head until you are 3 inches from the end. Come to a complete stop keeping the drive wheel in contact with the surface and cut the tape by pulling back on the control tube. Then move it back to the neutral position and roll out the remaining tape to the end. This will also feed the leading edge of tape for the next run. When running vertical joints start at the lowest point and work up in the same fashion as horizontal joints.

For inside corners you will again start in the corner or at the lowest point and work through the run but this time you will keep both drive wheels in contact with the surface for the entire run. Hold the tube at a 45° angle to the joint and engage the corner creaser wheel to fold the tape into the corner. Maintain this contact throughout the run. Take care to keep the tape centered on the joint and not to twist the tube during the run, so that you do not get wrinkling or creeping that could cause problems in later operations.

NOTE: Always keep the gate value closed when not running tape or cleaning to prevent joint compound from flowing out of the end. This also keeps the cable from becoming slack which could cause the cable to hang-up or kink inside the tube.

TIPS FOR MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING

Clean tools with water and brush or hose and then lightly coat the tool with a non-penetrating oil to ensure a proper working condition. During use do not allow compound to dry on the tool by placing it into a clean bucket of water.

Tape Cutter Blade Replacement

  1. Hold key ring and loosen wing nut to release tension and slide spring assembly towards taper head;
  2. Pull the chain through the other side until the blade is exposed;
  3. Loosen the blade locking screw and replace the blade;
  4. Pull down on the key ring and slide it back to its original position and tighten wing nut.

Cable Replacement

  1. Remove the ring from the bottom of the tube;
  2. Pump taper full of water or use a 4 ½ ft rod to push the piston out of the bottom end of the tube;
  3. Remove the cover at the top of the tool and drain the water or remove the rod;
  4. Loosen the screw on the cable drum and remove the cable;
  5. Remove the opposite end of the cable from the piston;
  6. Secure the new cable to the piston and drop the excess cable into the tube;
  7. Insert the piston into the tube;
  8. Secure the other end of the cable to the cable drum and tighten set screw;
  9. Replace ring and rewind cable onto cable drum with advance key until the piston returns to the top of the tube;
  10. Replace cover cap.

NorthStar™ EASY CLEAN PUMP

  • New Billet aluminum leg (anodized and laser marked) with stainless steel chain holder;
  • New color – candy apple green and pewter silver;
  • New updated link – powder coated steel with locking bolt design;
  • Centreless ground stainless steel pump shaft – for straightness and precision seal;
  • High volume pump;
  • Fits in a standard bucket
  • Constructed from stainless steel and high quality alloy components for a longer life;
  • Removable barrel for easy cleaning;
  • Quick Release for easy cleaning;
  • Surface coat for extra protection and longer life;
  • Filter screen at base to prevent contamination of compound;
  • Barrel is a one piece CNC machined (barrel and collar);
  • Removable foot valve for easy cleaning and screen replacement.

OPERATION

The pump is used to fill the automatic taper, flat boxes, and corner boxes. The gooseneck is used to fill the automatic taper and a filler nozzle attachment is used for filling of the flat boxes and corner box. Constructed of stainless steel and alloy products and has a “Quick Release” for easy cleaning.

  1. Remove the pump from the bucket and clean off the exterior of the pump;
  2. Disconnect the filler valve/gooseneck and thoroughly flush out with clean water;
  3. Unlatch the tabs holding the barrel and remove the barrel;
  4. Pull pin holding foot valve and screen and flush with water and brush;
  5. Clean out the interior of the barrel and the piston of the pump with water and a brush or hose;
  6. The screen, gasket and O-ring should be checked periodically and replaced when worn;
  7. Lubricate with a non-penetrating oil and replace the barrel and re-engage draw latches;
  8. Replace foot valve and screen and reattach with pin.

NorthStar™ Gooseneck

The Gooseneck attachment for the Easy Clean Pump is ruggedly constructed of stainless steel construction with components welded for strength and long life and finished with an exclusive chrome-look finish. The Gooseneck is the attachment used to fill the Automatic Taper.

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Chrome look finish
  • Automatic Taper protector sleeves

TIPS FOR MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING

Disconnect the Gooseneck and thoroughly flush out with clean water.

NorthStar™ MASTAR™ Angle Heads 2.5″ & 3.5″

  • The 3.5” angle head matches most sander heads, reducing damage to the paper face;
  • The patented locking mechanism locks the handle or corner box and will not release accidentally;
  • 5/16” stainless steel frames CNC machined for strength, precision and durability;
  • Center clip has a strong hold on the frame to hold alignment;
  • The body is precision machined from billet aluminum (6061T6)
  • NorthStar™ Angle Head blades are jig set and then fine tuned by hand on an inspection quality granite surface plate to ensures consistent perfection every time.
  • Dual purpose tool for application of compound and finish/glazing;
  • One pass finishes both sides of the corner joint;
  • Quick release ball holder aids in speed and ease of changing angle heads;
  • High quality carbide blades create the ideal feather.

OPERATION

Used after the corner roller to feather out the excess mud pushed out by the corner roller. Start at the beginning of the angle, pull tool along angle in a continuous motion keeping an even firm pressure. Available in 2.5” and 3.5” sizes. Some final touch-up may be required where corner joints meet ceiling joints. Ensure that all fastener heads are below the surface before using the angle heads.

TIPS FOR MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING

Clean tools with water and a brush or hose and then lightly coat the tool with non-penetrating oil to ensure a proper working condition. During use do not allow compound to dry on the tool by placing it into a clean bucket of water.

NorthStar™ Corner Roller

Available in two models:

  • Standard – Cast machined body
  • Elite – billet aluminum totally rebuildable body

Rollers are delrin with outer stainless steel wear rings. Delrin is one of the best bearing materials available for low speed applications.

  • Rounded corners prevent tape snagging
  • Molded and CNC precision machined rollers create a clean sharp 90° angle
  • Rollers have a closed back to prevent joint compound caking between the body and roller
  • Rollers run on hard-chromed bushings for durability
  • Rollers have “play” to roll a tighter corner by conforming to walls

OPERATION

This tool is specifically designed for seating inside corners using two sets of rollers to form a sharp clean 90° angle. It also prepares the corner for the angle heads. Begin in the center of your corner joint and work out to the ends. This process requires two passes with the first being applied with a light pressure to seat the tape. The second pass requires a firm even pressure to squeeze excess compound from beneath the tape.

TIPS FOR MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING

Clean tools with water and a brush or hose and then lightly coat the tool with non-penetrating oil to ensure a proper working condition. During use do not allow compound to dry on the tool by placing it into a clean bucket of water.

AdjuSTAR™ Angle Head Handle, Corner Roller Handle And Corner Box Handle

These well built, lightweight, handles are strong and rugged and have become the extendable handle of choice for the professional.

  • Lightweight
  • Comfort grip
  • Quick thumb release to adjust handle length
  • Extends from 36 to 60 inches
  • Anodized aluminum handle
  • Stainless steel head for durability (Angle Head Handle and Corner Roller Handle)
  • Ergonomically designed hand grips for comforable use

OPERATION

Securely fasten handle to the corresponding corner roller, angle head, or corner box as applicable and begin use in the respective operation.

 

AdjuSTAR™ Extendable Flatbox Handle

The AdjuStar™ Extendable Flat Box Handle adjusts from 40 to 62 inches. Lightweight at only 3 pounds. Fits all major brands of flat boxes.

  • Anodized aluminum handle;
  • Hard anodized inner tube (profile tube);
  • Ergonomically designed hand grips for comfortable use;
  • Extends from 40” to 62” creating flexibility;
  • Activator Plate has been heat treated and then heat treat nickel plating for durability;
  • Hard chrome pinch brake roller;
  • Brake lever – nyliner bearings inserted into the brake lever pivot bushing (no possibility of seizing and breaking connection rod);
    • Stainless steel connection rod;
    • Hard coat pinch brake in combination with hard coat brake rod for extended wear;
    • No-pinch brake lever handle grip cover;

OPERATION

Securely fasten handle to flat box using the wing nuts located on flat box pressure plate. Use brake lever to control the box angle.

Northstar™ Flat Box Series

8”/10”/12” FASTAR™ Finisher Flat Boxes

  • High quality CNC machining;
  • Adjustable crown dial ensures precise amount of mud application;
  • Anodized surface for durability;
  • Door opens extra wide for easy clean up;
  • Manufactured from precision extrusions;
  • New easy clean door tabs;
  • Factory arced trowelling bars (ready to go out of the box)
  • Stainless steel square edge blade in the trowelling bar to help eliminate fish-eye;
  • 8”, 10” and 12” sizes have a lead-in angle on the trowelling bar to aid eliminating fish-eye;

The key wear components of the FAStar™ Finisher Flat Boxes are interchangeable with most other brands to provide easy access to wear parts when required.

8”/10”/12” FASTAR™ High-Top Flat Box Series

  • 30% higher capacity allows you to stay on the wall longer with fewer trips to the pump
  • Exclusive axle pivot door allowing the door to be opened farther for easy clean-up
  • May be operated without springs if you choose
  • Reinforced extruded radius plate is rigid and virtually leak-proof
  • High quality CNC machining;
  • Adjustable crown dial ensures precise amount of mud application;
  • Anodized surface coat for protection and extended life;
  • Door opens extra wide for easy clean up;
  • Manufactured from precision extrusions;
  • New easy clean door tabs;
  • Factory arched trowelling bars (ready to go out of the box)
  • Stainless steel square edge blade in the trowelling bar to eliminate fish-eye;
  • 8”, 10” and 12” sizes have a lead-in angle on the trowelling bar to aid eliminating fish-eye;

The key wear components of the FAStar™ High-Top Finisher Flat Boxes are interchangeable with most other brands to provide easy access to wear parts when required.

OPERATION

Fill the box with compound using the box filler nozzle assembly and pump the compound into the front opening of the flat boxes. Starting at the beginning of the joint press the box firmly against the wall and pull in a steady smooth even stroke along the joint to the end. If the joint intersects a corner, flip the box over and pull towards the middle until the joint is filled evenly. The wheels always lead when pulling the box leading with the handle. Lock the box in position using the locking lever on the handle to position the box at the beginning of each run.

  • Adjusting the Crown Adjustment Dial – Select the proper crown for each pass using the crown adjusting dial on the front of the flat box.
  • Recessed Flat Joints – After the first coat, if the tape flashes through the mud, reduce the setting down one number and re-apply.
  • Butt Joints – first coat should be applied with two runs down each side of the tape. Allow both runs of mud to dry. Apply a final finish coat down the centre of the first two side runs.

7” Northstar™ Corner Box

  • Stainless steel nose cone;
  • Staked anodized aluminum construction;
  • Handy flip door for easy cleaning;
  • Filler valve for easy filling using filler nozzle;
  • Computer machined and precision assembly for smooth operation;
  • Anodized surface coat for extra protection and extended life;

OPERATION

After tape joint has dried, attach the corner finisher to the corner box and follow the same process to put a finish coat on both sides of the corner in one pass. The best results will be achieved when the cone and ball are at right angle to the direction of travel and positioned to evenly bisect the angle. To fill the applicator place filler value on the filler box without the box attachment and pump in compound until it is full.

TIPS FOR MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING

Clean tools with water and a brush or hose and then lightly coat the tool with non-penetrating oil to ensure a proper working condition. During use do not allow compound to dry on the tool by placing it into a clean bucket of water.

Additional information

Weight 55 lbs
Dimensions 18 x 18 x 55 in