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How We Make the World's Strongest Hand Tools

How We Make the World's Strongest Hand Tools

An Overview of LEVEL5's Workhorse Hand Finishing Tool Design

Brendan Rumball
November 12, 2020
Did you know LEVEL5 makes the strongest, most durable hand tools on the market? Here's LEVEL5 Founder and CEO Scott Murray with a quick overview of LEVEL5's joint knife build features.

LEVEL5's bi-material (soft-grip) taping knife is a must-have in every finisher’s arsenal of drywall tools. Thanks to our decades of experience in the manufacturing process of hand tools, we have designed a taping knife that caters to the exact needs of the finisher which features multiple points of carefully considered innovation. 

Starting at your first point of contact - the handle - the LEVEL5 taping knife is a testament to extreme ergonomics realized by listening to the needs of our customers and building countless iterations until we got it just right. Next up, we have implemented much larger, high-strength stainless-steel rivets that prevent the handle from getting loose on the blade back over time. When we say our rivets are high-strength, we mean they are rated to withstand over 700lbs of separation force. This allows us to confidently provide a lifetime warranty on all of our soft-grip stainless joint knives.

Moving on to the blade itself, we have opted for a thicker and wider blade back than our competitors to offer the most strength and stability possible.

Another featured item in our line of drywall tools is our bucket scoop. Designed to perfectly fit most 5 gallon buckets, we created this hand tool to be the perfect solution for effortlessly cleaning out and moving joint compound without damaging your bucket.

A finisher favorite, our jab saw is a beast. The saw’s triple-ground and hardened carbon steel plated teeth cut through drywall like hot butter. Although often overlooked by competitors, our jab saw is designed to be equally comfortable and effective for both right and left handed users.

Common to all of the bi-material stainless steel L5 hand tools, you can find a hammer-end built into each soft-grip handle that’s perfect for setting nails or screws. Again, always seeking to make things easier for our customers, we have designed an easy-peel sticker that comes off like a dream without leaving a mark on your new drywall tools.