Guide to Buying Concrete Finishing Tools

Anne Balogh
Simple no-frills hand tools for finishing concrete are far from obsolete. When smoothing small slabs, blending surface color, or maneuvering in tight areas, be sure you have the best tools for the job. Following are brief descriptions of the basic finishing tools needed by most flatwork contractors and some buying tips for choosing top-quality tools that will perform well job after job.

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Anne Balogh

Anne Balogh writes feature articles each month for The Concrete Network ( She is a freelance writer based in Glen Ellyn, Ill., and a former editor of Concrete Construction magazine.

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