Resin Bound Tools for BoundWorx Installation

So you’ve decided to venture into the world of Resin Bound installation but you’re not sure what you need to get started? This page outlines the essential Resin Bound tools needed for your kit. Even better, we can supply them all! Please get in touch for more information.

Drill and Paddle Mixer

A 110v Drill and Paddle mixer is used for mixing the Resin (Part A) and Hardener (Part B) prior to adding it to the aggregate in the Forced Action Mixer (see below). We recommend a Drill and Paddle mixer with a large plaster paddle head. This should be used on a slow speed setting to ensure thorough and even mixing. The slow speed will also prevent over mixing which will pump air into the resin causing it to froth.

Similarly, if you use a smaller paddle head then you will need to mix for a longer period which will over mix the resin. The tool will also generate more heat. This heat warms up the resin and reduces your working time as higher temperatures speed up curing times. A larger paddle keeps the resin cooler because the resin and hardener are able to be mixed thoroughly in a shorter space of time.

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Electric Paddle Mixer 850W

This Electric Paddle Mixer is lightweight for comfortable handling and carrying. Adjustable, lockable speed control for continuous operation. Metal handle acts as a rest when placing down protecting the mixer head. Easy to change brushes for increased motor life and easier servicing.

Input Power: 850 Watt 240 Volt Version. No Load Speed: 0-550/min. Weight: 3.9kg.

£75.00 + VAT

Forced Action Mixer
(120L capacity)

You must use a Forced Action Mixer for Resin Bound installation. Belle cement mixers are not suitable. Why? Due to the way the material is mixed in the drum; the blades in a Forced Action Mixer reach round the entire drum to ensure all of the aggregate is coated evenly throughout the mix. Consequently, this helps to avoid any dry or overly resin-rich patches in the finished surface. Cement mixers do not do this sufficiently and, as a result, will cause a noticeable patching effect where areas are too resin-rich or resin-dry.

The Forced Action Mixer you use will require a large capacity drum. For our standard sized kits this would be 120 litres. This is essential to fit all of the materials for a complete Resin Bound mix in at once.

F120 Forced Action Mixer (120 litres)

F120 Forced Action Mixer suitable for a 4 bag mix when using Resin Bound materials.

Quality, efficiency and durability combined with a range of unique product details make the F-series the ultimate choice for the demanding, professional user.

Replacing the F110 the new addition F120 gives additional mixing capacity to allow for a 100kg BoundWorx® Mix.

Technical Data F120
Motor: 2.0 kW
Current: 110 V-UK
Gear RPM: 32
Vessel capacity: 117 Litres
Mixer capacity: 90 Litres
Width: 68cm
Depth: 97cm
Height: 108cm
Weight: 90kg

£2,498.00 + VAT

Flooring Trowel


Trowels are essential Resin Bound tools for installation; they ensure that the material is well compacted onto the surface to achieve a smart and durable finish. We supply 18? Ragni Flooring Trowels with a soft grip handle for comfort.

In our experience, these are best trowels for Resin Bound installation. They are versatile tools; while the flat end is ideal for reaching materials laid up to flat walls and edges, the pointed end is perfect for corners.

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Ragni Flooring Trowel 18″

The Ragni Flooring trowel is 18″ long with a soft grip handle.

Out of all the trowels that we supply for installing Resin Bound materials this one is the easiest and most agile to get into corners and finish up to edging details.

The flexibility of this trowel makes it easier to close up the stones and get the tight finish that is required when laying resin bound.

£13.00 + VAT

Solvent Cleaner Resin Bound Tools & Equipment

Solvent Cleaner


Our Solvent Cleaner is a highly efficient solvent used for cleaning uncured resin off tools and equipment during and after installation. Use the solvent to wipe down your trowel with a brush as you’re working to keep it free from residue and stop the steel from transferring onto the stones. This is especially important when working with lighter coloured finishes. Furthermore, Solvent Cleaner doesn’t leave a film on the surface that alternative cleaning solutions will do.

BoundWorx® Easy Clean – Resin Bound Cleaning Solvent – 5 Litre

BoundWorx® Easy Clean is a Resin Bound cleaning solvent, perfect for cleaning your tools when using Resin Bound materials. It easily removes resin from your trowels and is very clean so wont leave any streaks in the Resin Bound surface.

£22.50 + VAT

Screed Sledge


Screed sledges are useful Resin Bound tools used to distribute the mixed materials evenly over the surface at the appropriate depth ready for trowelling. First of all, once the mixed resin driveway kit is ready, release it from the mixer into a wheelbarrow. Next, fill up the sledge, which has been pre-set to the desired depth, and drag it across the surface to release the materials. Using a sledge speeds up the process of installation and gives uniform coverage whilst also taking pressure off your arms and shoulders.

Resin Bound Tools Trowel

BoundWorx® Resin Bound Sledge

The BoundWorx® Resin Bound Sledge is 600mm wide, tapered to 400mm, designed to increase the speed and consistency of laying Resin Bound materials.

There is an adjustable plate at the front which you can set at the desired depth. Simply fill up the sledge and drag it to release the materials at the depth you have set the front plate. Handles separate are 1300mm long and 25mm wide.

£280.00 + VAT

Solvent Cleaner Resin Bound Tools & Equipment



The Hygrometer is a key tool to have when laying BoundWorx® Resin Bound System. This will enable you to measure the humidity in the atmosphere. We recommend laying at a value less than 85% humidity. This is useful on your installation day so you can be confident that the conditions are suitable for laying your materials.

Magnetic Stopwatch


This tool is useful and highly encouraged when mixing your Part A and B Resins with the Paddle Mixer. This should be done for 45 seconds. You will then need to use your Stopwatch to accurately time the 2 minutes that all the materials should be turning for in the Forced Action Mixer once they have been added.

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Magnetic Countdown Timer

With its fold-out stand and rear magnet, this countdown timer from the Nisbets Essentials collection can be used anywhere. Place it on your work surface, or attach it to a nearby appliance – no matter where it is, the large digital display is always clear and easy to read.

Simple controls mean you can set your preferred time and start the countdown in an instant. Supplied with one AAA battery.

Product features

  • Dimensions 70(H) x 70(W) x 25(D)mm
  • Material Plastic
  • Weight 5g
  • Colour White
  • Fold-out stand for use on any work surface, wherever you need it
  • Rear magnet can conveniently attach the timer to appliances too
  • Large digital display is easy to read at a glance when you’re busy
  • Loud alarm keeps you on top of food timings from a distance
  • Requires 1x AAA battery (supplied)

£4.95 + VAT

Solvent Cleaner Resin Bound Tools & Equipment

Aluminium Strips


There are several types of Edging Strips used in Resin Bound installation. They all have different functions. Standard edging strips provide a solid edge to lay materials up to. Similarly, they can also be used as a day joint if you can’t complete an area in one day.

Aside from that, they are also perfect for dividing up sections where different finishes are being installed. We supply these standard strips in either straight or flexible forms which provides endless possibility to use Resin Bound materials in a really creative way. You can add a border, house number, logo, and other designs to create bespoke surfaces and set your work apart from others.

We also supply Bullnose Edging, Step Edging, Ramp Edging and Expansion Joints.

Expansion joints are available in various colours to match the finish you’re installing. Need any advice? Call us on 0800 772 3030 and we would be pleased to help.

Straight Aluminium Strips

L shaped aluminium strip, best used as a day joint with a narrow visible edge.

  • Length 2.5 metres
  • A classic L shaped profile
  • Available in 15mm or 18mm depth

Use adhesive and then fix in places with rawl plugs, washers and screws. This will ensure the best possible fixing.

£7.86£9.16 + VAT