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Old January 5, 2009, 03:15 PM   #1
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The Kneeless Carpet Stretcher


I know this may appear to belong on the tools forum, but I think it will take an installation turn very quickly.....
http://www.kneeless.com/

How is this tool inherently different from the stretcher head and spike? I mean other than the obvious that it doesn't put holes in the carpet and both backings like the spike?

Can a proper stretch (1-1 1/2 %) be achieved?

I can see it being great on repairs, closets, and the short width of hallways, and maybe corrections of patterns that the crab may be too short to accomplish.

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Old January 5, 2009, 03:23 PM   #2
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There was a discussion of that in Oct. 2007, in the tools forum.

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Old January 5, 2009, 03:25 PM   #3
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I remember a thread about this a while back, I agree with you it might be good for small or tight areas, maybe repairs, but it is basically a power stretcher head with a built in dead man. It wouldn't be on the top 10 of Tools I want to get, but i would try it out.

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Old January 5, 2009, 03:35 PM   #4
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There was a discussion of that in Oct. 2007, in the tools forum.
Sorry, I was very distracted in 10/07
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Old January 5, 2009, 03:40 PM   #5
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Here's a link: Kneeless carpet stretcher

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Old January 5, 2009, 03:41 PM   #6
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rusty baker said View Post
There was a discussion of that in Oct. 2007, in the tools forum.
Just read the comments: Kneeless carpet stretcher
I guess I just pretty much mimicked the comments on the previous post almost to the letter

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Old January 5, 2009, 03:41 PM   #7
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Re: The Kneeless Carpet Stretcher


As I remember, I think it was a short discussion. Wouldn't hurt to talk about it some more.

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Old January 5, 2009, 03:47 PM   #8
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As I remember, I think it was a short discussion. Wouldn't hurt to talk about it some more.
I think it was 9 posts. I linked it in my previous comment.

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but I see that 'T' beat me to it.

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Old January 5, 2009, 03:58 PM   #9
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There was a discussion of that in Oct. 2007, in the tools forum.
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Old January 5, 2009, 04:47 PM   #10
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Re: The Kneeless Carpet Stretcher


Barry, I bought one of those USED from E-Bay 7 or more years ago, I think I gave 50 bucks for it..... It is a handy tool, I use to do a lot of patterened goods and it was great for matching patterns.at the seam.... mostly because it is small and travels well with the iron.... another thing it is great for is stretching steps sidways, I have always tacked the sides and used to kick them in, this thing is great for getting good side to side stretch on steps... it is small enough to fit on the step... other that that I do not use it for anything else...

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Old January 5, 2009, 07:04 PM   #11
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I saw the Kneeless stretcher video back in the summer of 08 and said to myself I already
have this tool in the basement. I unloaded my used and abused tool bin and pulled out
a crain knee kicker, and an old Roberts power stretcher head. I disconnected the head of the Crain kicker and inserted it into the power stretcher head "WALA" it fit like a glove.

Like Chris said, it is a handy tool. I like using it on the start wall, closets, halls, seams, but
I was so excited after putting this thing together that I wanted to put it to the test. I did
a complete apartment unit (75 yds) with it. Longest length was 23' and width 16'. I was
concerned with the back wrinkle, but was determined to give it a far shake, so I just kept
going. If I wasn't satisfied I could bring in the poles and take care of it. It was fast,and when I was done I did the typical crawl and push test to see how loose the carpet was.
Surprisingly I found it to be as tight as a typical kicker jokey job. A few days latter I tried
it on a berber, no good, it was to stretchy, so I only used it on the starting walls. IMHO
it will never replace the Power Stretcher ( but we already know that) but I can really cut back on belting that positioning tool, we call the kicker. PS> If I wasn't so cheep I would buy the real thing, it looks good, and has the cushioned back.

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Old January 5, 2009, 10:02 PM   #12
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Re: The Kneeless Carpet Stretcher


Too expensive. You can get one of the harbor freight stretchers for the side stretch on stairs. For the cost of the kneeless you can buy 2 used strethchers and poles on ebay. It doesn't get it as tight as I get it.

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Old January 6, 2009, 03:27 PM   #13
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We should change the name of a kicker to the positioner. This will help seperate the hacks from the mechanics. No I dont have a kicker I have a POSITIONER.

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Old January 6, 2009, 05:24 PM   #14
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That's an excellent idea, cfd. It might be next to impossible to get anyone to change their marketing and installers to adjust their language, but it sure would be nice.

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Old July 24, 2010, 03:31 AM   #15
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does anyone know where to buy it?

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