LEVEL5 Drywall Joint Knife Construction

An Overview of LEVEL5's World-Class Hand Tools

Author:
Brendan Rumball
September 22, 2020
At LEVEL5, our goal is always to offer the highest quality tools at the fairest prices and that’s exactly what we have done with our line of joint knives. In this video, LEVEL5 President Scott Murray provides an overview of the features that make our joint knives truly outstanding.

A large selection of LEVEL5 hand tools features our soft-grip handles for all day comfort on the job. In particular, our bi-material, soft-grip stainless steel knives feature a precise mid-blade hollow grind that provides that perfect "broken-in feeling" right out of the box. This handle combined with the technical construction of the blade gives the optimum amount of comfort and control.

Another key feature of our joint knives is the implementation of a full tang that goes from the blade all the way to the hang hole. What this does is provide an extreme level of durability thanks to its ability to evenly disperse stress across the length of the blade and up the tang. This feature alone will add years to your knife's lifespan.

How does this differ from the competitors? Massively. As Scott points out in the video, most of the other manufacturers of hand finishing tools implement a partial tang into their joint knives which can lead to uneven stress dispersal and eventually an earlier failure relative to the full tang design we use. 

Does a full tang blade cost more to produce? Of course, but we position ourselves in the service of the finisher and at the end of the day, we want to offer the best quality tools you can get your hands on.

Does a full tang knife last longer? You bet. That’s why we confidently offer lifetime warranties on all of our stainless steel, soft-grip and welded knives. Break the knife after years of heavy use and we’ll replace it free of charge!

Moving on to the latest addition of our joint knife arsenal, the LEVEL5 Tools welded “One-Piece” stainless steel joint knife is the strongest welded knife on Earth. Forged over 17 precisely controlled manufacturing steps, our welded knife packs multiple patent-pending features. Not only does the LEVEL5 welded joint knife house a full tang blade but also a wide, curved robotic weld. This unique weld design displaces the stress evenly compared to the more narrowly straight welds of our competitors. 

During the last step of our welded knife manufacturing process, the entire knife is polished another 9 times leaving a mirror finish that is not only impressive to see but indicative of the level of care that has gone into the knife’s production. Weighing in at over 20 times stronger than the competition, our welded knife is the highest quality and most durable welded joint knife on the planet. For those that prefer a handle with more grip, we have produced affordable heat shrink rubber grips that provide excellent control without compromising on the strength of the knife. 

Make sure to watch to the end of the video to see and hear a full list of innovations designed to speed up and improve your finishing process.