Nail Spotter

2" & 3" Nail Spotters w/ 50" Standard Handle + Adapter

  • SKU: 4-556 | UPC: 810091332818
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  • PLEASE NOTE: The 2nd Generation LEVEL5 nail spotters now fit LEVEL5 corner roller handles (SKUs 4-777, 4-792 and 4-796)
  • HIGH-QUALITY DESIGN | Easy to operate and clean, LEVEL5's efficient design saves you time while improving finish quality when covering nails and screw holes.
  • EASY TO USE | 50" fixed-length handle w/ adapter included.
  • PREMIUM MATERIALS | High-quality stainless steel construction, urethane wiper seal, and high-carbon steel blade for precise coating and a long life.
  • PROFESSIONAL GRADE | LEVEL5 drywall automatic taping and finishing tools have been designed and built using nearly 20 years of input from professional finishers.
  • GUARANTEED PERFORMANCE | Our tools are built for reliable, daily use on the job site and backed by an industry-leading 7-year warranty.

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LEVEL5 nail spotters are used to quickly fill and finish fastener indentations during the drywall finishing process.

With a nail spotter, you can fill and finish an entire row of fastener indentations (screw or nail) in a single pass. The process is much easier and faster than if you were doing it using traditional hand finishing tools, and typically much less sanding is required afterwards. With a nail spotter you also have additional reach, which means you can fill fastener indentations on high walls and ceilings without the use of stilts.

The wheels on a nail spotter head allow it to run smoothly on the surface of the drywall, as well as glide over joints without tearing the tape.

Nail spotting is typically performed in two or three thin coats. Although there is no definitive rule regarding which box size to use for each coat, we suggest the following to minimize sanding:

  • 2” Width - One or two underlying fill coats
  • 3” Width - Final skim coat to feather out the edges


  • Nail spotting should be the first step in the drywall finishing process. This way you can do full passes without interruption due to freshly filled joints.
  • Run your nail spotter passes in the same direction as your drywall butt joints.
  • Prior to using your nail spotter, run a joint knife along the surface of the drywall to make sure none of the fasteners are protruding. Protruding fasteners will not finish properly and also have the potential to damage the carbide steel blade on the nail spotter.
  • Before using the nail spotter, lubricate the sweep gasket to ensure the pressure lid is moving freely before filling the head with joint compound. We recommend using 3-in-1 machine oil (do not use WD-40, as it is caustic and will damage rubber and urethane gaskets over time).
  • For easier use (and less potential mess), only fill up the nail spotter to approximately 80% of its capacity so that it sits just below the compound dispensing slot.
  • The correct compound thickness for nail spotting is all about balance. You want to make sure that the compound is thin enough that it doesn’t take a lot of effort to get it to flow evenly out of the dispensing slot, but not so thin that you are seeing ridges or drips on the outside edges of each pass.


  • Cover nail and screw spots with precision
  • Robust design makes operation and cleaning easy
  • Improves quality of finish
  • Durable stainless steel construction
  • Lightweight and mobile build
  • Wiper seal made of premium urethane
  • High carbon blades last longer and provide precise coating
  • 7-Year Warranty

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7-Year Warranty

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

LEVEL5 makes workhorse drywall finishing tools that set the standard for quality & reliability.

We back all of our tools with the strongest warranties in the industry and work hard to provide our family of finishers with the best customer service possible.

Do you have questions about your LEVEL5 Tool(s)? Call our toll-free support line at 866.562.4229 (local: 913.631.0804) or send us an email at Our support team is available Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4pm Central Time.

Manufacturer's  Warranty

For its full line of automatic drywall finishing tools and accessories, LEVEL5 Tools, LLC. ("LEVEL5") offers a full seven (7) year warranty to the original owner that these products will be free from defects in material and function. This warranty is valid only in the USA, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe. A one (1) year warranty applies in all other countries/markets.

Terms & Conditions

  • The Warranty applies to the original owner and is not transferable.
  • The Warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the product, and does not cover direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or any other type of damage resulting from its use.
  • The Warranty does not cover normal wear, misuse, negligence, fire, theft, loss or intentional damage.
  • All shipments to the LEVEL5 facility must be freight paid. LEVEL5 reserves the right to determine whether to repair or replace any product covered under the Warranty. Discontinued products may be replaced with newer models when necessary.
Wear Parts

Wear Parts

When you purchase professional drywall finishing tools, it is important to know that common wear parts are readily available to ensure your tools are run optimally for their entire operating life.

At LEVEL5, we maintain a large inventory of wear parts for all models of our drywall taping and finishing tools, including:

  • Automatic taper cutting blades
  • Flat box and corner finisher blades, shoes, etc.
  • Gaskets & o-rings
  • Plungers
  • Springs
  • Wheels & bearings
  • Screws
  • and much more...

These components are available separately or in convenient logical kits for tool maintenance or rebuilds. Perhaps most importantly, these components and kits are available at a reasonable price!

Shipping & Returns



LEVEL5 will cover the standard shipping costs for all orders over $50 across the continental USA.

Orders delivered throughout the continental USA will be shipped via UPS or FEDEX Ground. Delivery times vary between 2 to 5 business days depending on where you are located in relation to our headquarters in Kansas City, KS.

The "Continental United States" refers to the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia, but excludes Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or the other U.S. territories and military posts.

Want faster shipping? Call us at 800.227.7713 . For orders received before 10am Central Time, we can ship overnight to most regions in the USA.


LEVEL5 Tools ships worldwide!

For Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, other U.S. territories and military posts, as well as international locations, call us at 800.227.7713 (USA and Canada) or 913.608.8530 for an accurate quote including shipping. English y español.

To quote your order, we will need the following details:

  • First and Last Name
  • EXACT Shipping Address
  • Mobile Number
  • Email Address
  • A list of the tools you wish to purchase

Please note that your order will be transacted in US dollars and your credit card company or bank will perform the conversion to your native currency on your behalf.


All merchandise destined for outside the continental US will be shipped via air or ocean. Rates and delivery times for international parcel shipment will vary based on carrier, delivery method, and speed of shipment required. You are responsible for the freight charges and all invoices are prepaid before shipment.


Your country may charge additional fees in the form of duties, border clearing costs, taxes, etc. that would be in addition to the quote we are providing you. It is your responsibility to understand what these additional costs might be. Your country may hold your order at the border until you have paid them these additional fees. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND you contact an international shipping broker in your country who can assist you with understanding any additional costs associated with importing your tools and can make the importation easy for you by handling the logistics and paperwork on your behalf.


We believe it is important that you have some time to evaluate the design, quality, fit and finish of your LEVEL5 tools before fully committing to their use. Therefore, if you aren't 100% satisfied, you have a period of 30 days from purchase to return any UNUSED tools you've purchased directly from LEVEL5 Tools LLC.

Once your tools have been received in good order at our facility, you will receive your choice of a credit or refund of the original price. Please note that refunds must be applied against the same credit card you used to make the original purchase.

You will be responsible for any return shipping expenses. We recommend you insure your shipment with your shipping agent (FEDEX, UPS, USPS, etc.), as you are responsible for any damage to the tools during the return shipment. To assist with offsetting these return shipping costs, LEVEL5 will provide you with a one-time use coupon code for our website equal to the return shipping amount (a copy of the shipping receipt is required).


If you wish to return your LEVEL5 tools within the 30-day evaluation period:

  • The tools must be returned in the original packaging, including any internal bags, foam inserts, internal boxes, and/or shipping boxes - to ensure the tools are protected during delivery back to our facility.
  • The tools must be unused and undamaged, so they can be resold as new, in order to receive a full refund of the purchase price.
    • UNUSED TOOLS - Any unused tools received that are damaged in any way so that they cannot be resold as new will need to be refurbished. This requires us to charge you a 25% restocking fee.
    • USED TOOLS - Any used tools received will need to be cleaned of joint compound, refurbished and sold at a discount. We will charge you a 50% restocking fee OR return the used tools back to you if preferred. You will be responsible for paying any corresponding shipping charges if you wish to have the tools returned.
  • Any tools that are received damaged and cannot be refurbished and resold will discarded and will not qualify for a refund. You will have the option to have the tool(s) returned to you, but you will be responsible for paying any corresponding shipping charges

If you have any questions regarding this return policy, please reach out to us toll-free at 866.562.4229 (local: 913.608.8530).

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