3 Things to Know Before Shopping for Drywall Tools

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There are a variety of different types of drywall tools available. Some of these tools are specialized, others are not. When buying drywall tools there are some points to keep in mind. Purchase only the tools you need at the time. Purchase the best quality of tool that you can afford on your budget.

1. Quality Tools

It is difficult to see the difference between high and low-quality tools. Research the manufacturer to be sure of the resiliency of the tools. Use metal instead of plastic for durability.

2. Reasonably Priced Tools

Hand tools are generally reasonably-priced items. High-priced tools and equipment can be rented from a rental shop at reasonable costs. Be sure to compare both purchase prices and rental costs before you make your final transaction.

3. The Basics

Your basic drywall tool list should include: a utility knife, a joint knife, a taping knife, a utility saw, a thirty-foot tape measure, a drywall hammer, a stainless-steel pan, a chalk line, a pole sander, sanding blocks, and a pry bar. Be sure you have the necessary refills such as blade replacements and powdered chalk. Be sure to have a metal file in your inventory to round any sharp corners on the blades.