Repair Kits

To enable the efficient repair of Tapepro tools to replace damaged components, high use items have been grouped into kits. These kits are available for three different levels of repair:

  • Maintenance
  • Service
  • Overhaul

Each kit has also been assigned a standard labour charge to fit. This will enable front line staff at Wallboard Tools and distributors to give the customer an indication
of cost to repair each tool, before it enters the repair cycle. (Additional costs may be incurred if the tool is in a poor state of cleanliness).

Warranty

All manufacturing faults are covered under warranty. All non wear parts are covered under a 3 year warranty.
To assist in any future warranty claim you can register your tool details online, use the Warranty Card that comes with the tool, or download from below.

Online Tool Registration >>

For all warranty claims please contact Tapepro.

Repairs

  • Full repair facility available in Australia nationwide
  • Obligation Free Quote
  • Over the counter service at Wallboard Tools branch locations
  • Quick turn around time to get your tools back in use

Contact one of the Tapepro distributors to arrange the repair or maintenance of your Tapepro tool.

If you are looking for exploded parts diagrams – head to the “Downloads” page, or the “Downloads” tab on each product page.

Watch YouTube videos on repairs and maintenance here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQreYkOhGnpRDqwhDWip0vkGUXc8TVzYR

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FAQ

My flat box brass blade holder doesn’t move any more? Is it supposed to?

The brass blade holder needs to move to function correctly. Remove the skids and the brass blade holder, clean, lubricate and reassemble. Check that the blade holder moves in and out under spring pressure.

My flat box blade falls out (or the settings don’t work).

The blade needs to be bent into a slight “W” shape before fitting, so the it is gripped inside the blade holder. Without this the blade can float and stay straight, giving you no crown on joints.

My blade holder is leaking compound.

Check the brass blade holder for play up and down (as opposed to in and out). The blue flat boxes have a mechanical seal, so rely on a close fit between components. Adjust the height of the tabs to control how much clearance there is.

Can I lubricate my mud box?

Yes, metal to metal contact on mud box parts should be lubricated to reduce wear and provide smooth operation.

Can I lubricate my extendable handle?

If it is the XH handle, then yes.
If it is a flat box handle (FHX, FHX-T, FHX-SL), please do not let lubricant enter the inner tube. Keep the handle clean and dry for the best operation. The brake pivot (in the head) should not be lubricated as this reduces the braking force. If you run the handle with the brake screw tightened, you will increase wear (like driving with the brakes on).
The inner tube should be clean of plaster. If necessary wipe some lubricant onto the tube – do not spray lubricant. Inside the tube is a brake mechanism to lock the rod and strap together. Lubricant will cause this brake to malfunction.
Keep the handle as dry as possible – the inner brake is made of tool steel that can rust. This will increase wear.

Can I repair my extendable handle?

Yes, instructions are provided here, and video is available here.

My Nail Spotter wheels are not round?

The Tapepro nail spotter and flat box tyres are separate parts that fit onto the wheels. The sides of the wheel are a relatively tight fit on the tyres so they don’t spin on the wheel – rather the wheel spins on the bushing.
If the tyres are not running true, roll them on a flat surface. This will force the tyre down onto the inner diameter and they should then run true.