"Was working with amarshalltown hawk for last 2 years, turned up to a job without it (rookie mistake) popped to screwfix cheapest one on shelf. Little ridges make it easy to prevent slipping plaster, but aslong as u clean well in the ridges as it cant be scraped off."
"Couldnt really fault this unit. Its about the right size. Its as light as you're going to get. Its got a patterned base so that the mixture does not slide off. The handle is detachable for flat storeage reasons. Negatives. I can only think of two. Would be nice if the was some way to attach the handle to the board in storeage mode so that you don't loose either part. and secondly....I think its rather steep at £7.99 for what it is. Some have made their own out of plywood and nailed on a handle. That works too."
"bought this Hawk primarily for Dot and Dabbing, and its perfect for the price. the grippy rings help keep the adhesive on the board whilst scooping off with your float, and keeping clean is easy... just scrape off with your float/trowel when finished, and then a little tapping on the floor after its dried and all the adhesive flakes off and leaves the Hawk clean. cant comment on long term reliability yet because im only half way thru the house, but so far its still as good as new :)"
"Having had an old wooden hawk for the past 30 odd years it had finally given up the ghost and refused to be repaired any more. We as a small business do very little in the way of plastering nowadays, mainly making good chases etc, so we looked for a reasonably priced one that my clowns couldn't break or bend that easily. Having found this plastic one it performs better than expected and cleans up after use, even to the point if not washed off the day before. Yes, whether you are trade or DIY you can't go far wrong with this product, we know that the professionals would turn their nose up at this one, but we are well pleased. I seriously think that if you want a hawk for what ever reason this is the one for you, and the handle unscrews for stowage as well."
"As a DIY'er I found this easy to use, light and serves the purpose. For the price it does what it says. Is easy to clean as the plaster when hard knocks off so easily. Handle detaches so can be easily stored. All in all worth the money."
"Nice product at a good price. I do the occasional bit of plastering and would recommend using a hawk as it makes the job a lot easier than trying to get plaster out of a bucket and onto a wall/ ceiling. This hawk does the job, is light and cleans up easy."
"First the positives, it does the job and is very cheap. The only problem is the plastic concentric ridges on the surface, which I think would have been better left off. I guess they're supposed to stop the plaster sliding off, but they just make the hawk harder to clean, especially if the plaster has dried (makes you more disciplined about washing kit promptly which I guess is a good thing!)
Overall, a good buy if you're on a tight budget, otherwise probably get a metal one without the ridges."