Drywall Tools For Sale
Over the last 20 years, advances in technology for drywall, and drywall equipment has increased at a staggering rate. Because of this it has become a lot easier to hang and finish drywall than it was 20 or 30 years ago. Long gone are the days of laying up slats and heavy plaster. If you have found yourself trying to find used drywall tools for sale, you will want to go over the list below to make sure that you are getting everything that you need to make sure you are ready for the jobs and are not going to be making emergency trips to the hardware store.
Keyhole Saws – Keyhole saws are used to make small cuts in the boards to help them fit around areas where you would not be able to place the board if the hole weren’t there. Areas such as around pipes coming out of the walls in bathrooms, and outset electrical boxes.
Power Jig Saw – Power jig saws are used in the same fashion as keyhole saws, but do not require the hand power that a keyhole saw does. Power jig saws utilize electricty to make the cuts, and generally end up creating a cleaner line that is easier to finish once the entire wall has been completed.
Drywall Saws – Drywall saws, on the other hand, are used for making much larger cuts, such as cutting sheets in half, and cutting them to fit around non-squared areas such as around banisters, cabinetry, or vaulted ceilings, where a full sheet is needed with a few minor modifications that a keyhole saw would leave a rough edge on, making it harder to finish.
Drywall T Squares – Drywall T squares are perfect for drawing long lines across the sheet rock, instead of using your tape measure to make the marks. Using a tape measure can create uneven lines across the board, especially when cutting down the length of the board, whereas a T square will make true, squared lines.
Drywall Rasps – Drywall rasps are used to scrape off the excess paper, or take slight amounts of drywall off of the edge of the board where you have made cuts using the keyhole saw, or the power jig saw.
Circle Cutters – Circle cutters are used exactly as the name implies. A small pin is put into the central point of the circle, and then the tool makes a complete circle, scoring the layer of paper, making it easy to pop out the “plug” of drywall.
Drywall Routers – Routers are used mainly when the drywall has already been set, and nailed against the wall, to cut out openings for electrical boxes, light fixtures, and switch boxes. It works in the same fashion as a circle cutter, but utilizes power instead of your hands.
Drywall Lifts – Drywall lifts, or a “deadman”, work to lift up the sheets of drywall to help you attach them to the ceiling joists. If you are working by yourself, or two people with 12’ boards, you will need drywall lifts to prevent the sheets from cracking or bowing while you’re hanging them.
Drywall Jacks – Drywall jacks are used much like drywall lifts, except that they are a more permanent type of installation, whereas drywall lifts can be moved from spot to spot as needed. Drywall jacks help provide extra support when you’re hanging the boards onto the ceiling joists.
Utility Knives – Utility knives are mostly used for scoring the outer sheets of paper on the drywall, allowing you to abruptly hit the board, causing it to crack. You can then score the back of the sheet and walk off with the piece of sheet rock that you need to hang.
Taping Knives – Taping knives are used to apply a thick layer of mud behind the tape that fits in between the sections of drywall, or where you need to patch areas. You then run the taping knife down the tape, squeezing out the excess mud behind them.
Finishing Knives – Finishing knives have a much shaper edge, and more flex in their blade than taping knives do. This allows you to get a much thinner bead of thinset or quickset on the wall than you would get with a taping knife.
Troughs – Troughs are what you use to hold the mud that you are finishing with, or taping with. There are different types of troughs available, depending on what it is you are working with, and your preferred holding style.
Pole Sanders – Pole sanders are great for reaching up into high places that need to be sanded between coats, or as a final coat has been applied.
Block Sanders – Block sanders are better for sanding large areas of sheet rock that have been finished, and areas where you can reach without endangering yourself by reaching out too far on a ladder or scaffold.