ApeArms™ Benefits

Safer for workers!
Concrete can cause skin irritation, serious burns as well as eye injury, Take safety serious and wear protective gear along with using tools that encourage safety.
ApeArms™ helps extend you away from skin contact and lessen potential accidental eye splash.
Increase FF/FL numbers.

While hand screeding near obstructions like plumbing penetrations favorable FF/FL numbers are hard to obtain. You can increase them with better hand equipment like ApeArms™.

Manual “or” vibe screed?

Experiencing screeding difficulties?  You gain ease, strength, and versatility from ApeArms™.
Do you use a vibe screed?
As you know, some projects are too small or simply just don’t call for vibration. ApeArms™ converts to either.
Do you currently stand naturally while using a manual/hand screed?
Stand in a natural stance while working. ApeArms™ compound your efforts and have extreme leverage?

Does your current manual method allow dual operators simultaneously while standing?
ApeArms™ offer dual operation in more ways than one!

Comfort from an adjustable screed.
ApeArms™ adjust up or down in several settings to find that “important” comfortable position.

ApeArms™ “Original” model is telescopic and adjusts from 32″ to 42″ long.
This model allows for a full standing position down to a slight bend depending on settings.

ApeArms™ “LowPro” model is a fixed low position.
Using this model still allows extreme compounding leverage and height! Even though you bend, it gets you off the straightedge by approximately 20″ (this alone adds a great deal of comfort & safety!)

ApeArms™ “Crossover” model offers both fixed and/or adjustable features.
This model is actually two models in one, the “LowPro”
and the “Original”, offering the lowest “fixed” setting, as well as the complete “telescopic” offerings. From 20″ fixed to 32″ to 42″ as desired!
Offers use of two sets with two operators, both adjusting to their “own” desired height (comfort zone).
You really can enjoy your freedom to screed! (standing or bending)

Offers the use of one set with two operators.
Split a set and get outside the forms when needed, each operator can use one section (splitting) for addressing problematic situations.(standing or bending)

Offers a one man, one set operation with extreme leverage at variable heights.
This was the original goal all along, all this other stuff is a bonus. (standing or bending)

ApeArms™ convert any wooden 2×4 or magnesium straightedge into a workhorse, you can also use a 1″x?” or 1.5″x?”. 
Straightedge lengths are determined by the user(s). ApeArms™ help increase length by adding power to the user(s).
ApeArms™ optional Vibe takes the screed to a new level!
As far as we know it’s the only vibe/manual convertible screed on the market!
When we said freedom to screed we meant it! You can go up, down, fixed, vibe, dual, single or split. (Did we miss anything?)
ApeArms™ are a two (2) handled screed.

A single handle can cause torque and /or dipping causing more finishing detail work and complicating favorable FF/FL number requirements, our dual handle model gives you precise control and less torque/dipping if any.

Return on Investment (ROI)
ApeArms™ are extremely affordable. For the “value”, price could never catch up to them! The safety factor alone is enough. They are designed to last, our warranty backs this up.

ApeArms™ Parts
The word
Parts has always bothered us, it implies they will be needed. With ApeArms™ they may never be needed, but if they do, we will have them ready to ship fast to keep you productive.

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Manual Concrete Screed

Sometimes a manual Concrete screed is the only way, as a matter a fact manual screeding is probably the most used method of screeding concrete today. Most screeds have specific applications and are great for that purpose. We wanted to take the “most used” method and give it a HUGE boost! ApeArms concrete Screed is the tool that offers this now. It takes a regular wooden or magnesium 2×4 screed board and gives it power…your MAN power. The design does not hinder the same quality as when using it in the difficult awkward bent over position except you can stand and actually gain power and control. This was important to us when working around obstacles like plumbing stubs and narrow area or working with one side against a wall.
 ApeArms manual Screed is just that…Manual. ApeArms can easily become a vibrating screed if you add the vibrating attachment, It’s very versatile and makes good business sense. Now that you can stand I’m sure it’s easy enough to see some of the safety benefits. We obviously have an interest in selling this tool but honestly we have another interest and that’s just as important to us, it’s getting a better product into your hands. It’s has a lot to offer and helps you prevent the awkward position when screeding, it lessens the work load because it compounds.

When we were in our peak of concrete work and the time came to screed we were usually disappointed with the tools we had to do this with and somehow always used the handy 2by4 cut to length, even with our $1800 power screed sitting in the truck, It’s not that the power screed was a bad tool…it was and is a great tool except for the times when you don’t need to vibrate, then you have an anchor. We love the fact you can screed with or without a vibrating heavy motor with ApeArms. ApeArms allow you to work in your “Natural” position. This is a safer way to work, an easier way to work and preferred way to work. You will love what we’ve done.

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Screed Handles

Have you ever tried to make a set of concrete Screed Handles? Have you ever noticed that they don’t generally work very well? Ours never did. We experienced this problem for years, we realized that when you add a set of screed handles to a screed board you start to lose control and power extremely fast at every inch you get away from the screed board. We’ve seen some fairly good attempts at making Screed Handles, mainly the ones with a pair of grade stakes acting as Screed handles. We wanted to screed with a 2×4 and not move to a Vibe, Roller or laser type screed when we were happy with the results we were currently getting, we didn’t want to stand at the cost of having to have a motor or heavy parts weigh us down, sometimes it’s just easier to do it the hard way, if that makes any sense.
What we came up with, was a set of Screed Handles that were originally intended to prevent you from losing power and control while using a 2×4 type wooden or magnesium screed board, what we ended up doing was accomplishing our goal along with some extras….we didn’t realize we would stand and get “more power and control” then the old way, we greatly compounded the power and control so much so, that we needed to pass it along to other contractors. Today you can see these Screed Handles at www.apearms.com They are way less expensive than the vibe options and even have a vibe attachment for those who need it from time to time and still are more affordable with great results and versatility.
These handles bring a huge benefit of versatility to the table. Things like splitting a set of handles to where one is at each end of the board allowing you to work outside the forms, or, two sets on a long run with one worker at each end with a set each. These also adjust up and down for the taller guys working with the shorter guys, they can work with equal momentum. We are proud of all the backs we can help save with this tool.

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