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Old October 6, 2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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Kneeless carpet stretcher


Just got ad for the Kneeless Carpet Stretcher. Has anyone tried it? I can't see how it would work. The Kneeless Carpet Stretcher

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Old October 6, 2007, 10:40 AM   #2
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Its a power stetcher with a built in dead man and its been around for years

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Old October 6, 2007, 10:56 AM   #3
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Looks like it would stretch 4 feet really tight.

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Old October 6, 2007, 11:58 AM   #4
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I don't agree with use of only this tool. You need to stretch from wall to wall. Think of it as a replacement for a knee kicker not instead of a power stretcher. Keep kicking and take a licking. How much of a stretch does your knee kicker get - bet ya about 3' to 4'. Looks like maybe a good idea - maybe make it lighter? You need a power stretcher and a knee kicker. How about a power stretcher and a knessless stretcher? Don't do installation anymore - my knees hurt too easily. Crawling on ceramic tile, hardwood, vinyl, commercial direct glue carpet and knee kicker use took their toll.


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Old October 6, 2007, 12:03 PM   #5
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The carpet installation and smoking video is a scream.
The tool, I wouldn't advocate using it...

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Old October 6, 2007, 01:58 PM   #6
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I think the tool was actually deswigned to do about a 9x12. and work in a circle.
Maybe work good in a walkin closet, or small repairs.

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Old October 6, 2007, 07:53 PM   #7
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I can see a use for this tool, not tor replace a power stretcher, but for the delusional group that thinks they can knee kick more stretch than a power stretcher. How does the story go, my entire body is off the ground when I kick the kicker, so there is no way a power stretcher can match that???

I could see myself buying this thing for closets, hallways, and even for seams. I have truely come to believe a knee kicker is not a tool to be used for stretching carpet, it is something you use to help put seams together and tuck carpet.

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Old October 6, 2007, 08:35 PM   #8
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I tried a new guy from Oregon that moved here that had and used one. We were on a job and he did a 13x20 room with it. When I checked on him and the room, it wasn't tight enough as the carpet in spots was bubbled up off the strip. I can see using it for setting a wall but not for complete stretching. I think it is over priced for what it does, $305 on ebay new.

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Old October 7, 2007, 08:20 PM   #9
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it may be good for working elongated patterns at a seam

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