Dewalt has come out with a new line of professional putty knives and drywall tools. Features include “Guaranteed Tough” construction that Dewalt says will exceed your expectations for quality, performance, and reliability, premium stainless steel blades, alloy metal hammer ends, and hanging holes.
There are two types of putty knives, available in a range of sizes and styles. One style features a black nylon handle, which is lightweight, solvent-resistant, and double-riveted to the blade using stainless steel rivets.
The other style features a full soft-grip handle, which Dewalt says is designed for all-day use with minimal fatigue. It has a glass-reinforced nylon core (as does the other style), and is also impact and solvent-resistant, and double riveted to the blade with stainless steel rivets.
The blades are said to be hollow ground mid-way, for perfect flex and a “nicely broken-in” feel.
Both styles are also available with carbon steel blades that have a corrosion-protection coating.
Similarly styled taping knives are available in 8″, 10″, 12″, and 14″ sizes. They say that the rigid anodized backplate is wider and thicker than on competitive models.
There’s is a slightly lower priced version of the taping knives, available in sizes 6″ thru 14″, with a Blue Steel blade.
Lastly, there are new heli-arc-welded stainless steel drywall mud pans, in 12″, 14″, and 16″ sizes.
The new Dewalt putty knives and drywall tools are licensed products made by Level 5 Tools.