Why I Use Stainless Steel Drywall Knife

Phil uses drywall knives for doing a variety of things, since he’s so familiar with the tool.

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All right. That looks like it’ll be fine. A lot of times people use a rubber float to push it in. You push the grout in, and that’s okay. Very, very familiar myself with a six inch knife or such. And it’s very handy for me. This is a good example of why I don’t like to use steel, aluminum, non stainless compaired to stainless can be sitting out around and never rust up. Where as this one might have been clean.

And now it’s all rusted up. And that would transfer into this white and those pits, little holes in that knife from the rust end up making holes. And when you finish. So, I don’t normally I probably got that at a thrift store or something. It’s good. It’s good if you can continually oil them. A lot of times we’re in a hurry patch job and doesn’t get cleaned well enough or oiled.

Taking the time with a little bit of oil to keep it from rusting. But that’s why I use stainless. They’re hard on your hands, but…

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