"I finally decided to invest in a carpet kicker to help hide some wires and install some insulation. Took a little while to get used to how to use it, but that's me, not the kicker. Once I got the hang of it, was able to use it to help lift the carpet, and then do a quality job of putting the carpet back in place afterwards."
"Good value and excellent exercizer for putting the knee in as am in practice as forty years of collected tools and van have been stolen from me by those fellows that cruise the streets and car parks looking to make a few pennies from our livelihood. They live in caravns by the way!!"
"having read the previous reviews I was a bit sceptical as to the quality and performance of this, but at ~1/2 the price of the other version here this was the one I bought.
I used it to re lay a 4x5m carpet that had been badly stored and needed a fair bit of knee pounding and it did me proud. Absolutely no issues with it at all. I wouldnt hesitate to recommed it for DIY use. (Can't comment on professional use)"
"Get some flexibilty and save some cash !! I've got the greatest respect for carpet fitters - they do a great job and frankly there are some jobs best left to experienced professionals, like laying new carpet - BUT if you want to take up a carpet to give a few rooms a lick of paint, without renewing the carpet or painstakingly covering the carpet to avoid paint drips and spillages or even worse do that thing with pushing down the pile whilst painting the skirting board - BUY ONE OF THESE. Take up the carpet and provided it's in reasonable nick, relay it - fairly strenuous and you'll also need one of the Screwfix Stair Tools (for less than a tenner) but this will give you flexibility, cash savings and put you back in control."
"It is a good tool to have in your arsenal if you're lifting carpets but the padding in the knee pad does wear easily. Had mine a couple of years now & when refitting a good section of carpet it does give you a sore knee particularly if you're having to kick reasonably hard. I wouldn't buy if you intend to fit carpets for a living unless you do something about the padding. But having said that you do get a good finish with this tool so 5 stars for performance, albeit with a sore knee!"