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Brand: L5
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This LEVEL5 48" skimming blade is ideal for smoothing and finishing walls and ceilings with minimal lap marks. It can be used on drywall mud, plaster and other wall finishing compounds with professional results.

For more details or to purchase by telephone, call us at 800.227.7713.

LEVEL5 skimming blades feature a 0.3mm stainless steel blade insert that can be replaced when damaged or worn.

When you purchase this item, your order qualifies for free shipping to anywhere in the continental USA! If you live elsewhere, contact us at 800.227.7713 for an accurate shipping quote.

For one year from date of purchase to the original owner, LEVEL5 warrants that this product will be free from defects in material and function. Terms and conditions apply. See product warranties for full details.
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LEVEL5 48-Inch Drywall Skimming Blade | 4-948

Overview

This LEVEL5 48" skimming blade is ideal for smoothing and finishing walls and ceilings with minimal lap marks. It can be used on drywall mud, plaster and other wall finishing compounds with professional results. It performs best when smoothing and finishing larger areas on walls and ceilings.

Design Features

  • Smooth and finish compound to perfection.
  • Patent-pending extruded aluminum blade back is lightweight but offers high strength and rigidity.
  • 0.3mm high quality, high precision European stainless steel blade inserts are replaceable if damaged or worn.
  • High impact, glass-filled composite end caps that can be easily removed for replacing blade inserts.
  • Optional handle adapter and extendable handles for working with high ceilings.

For more details or to purchase by telephone, call us at 800.227.7713.

Why Choose LEVEL5 Skimming Blades?

LEVEL5 drywall skimming blades comprise the most competitively priced, highest quality line of compound smoothing tools on the market today. 

What sets LEVEL5's patent pending skimming blades apart is their ultra-lightweight design. Drywall skimming is a finesse game;  the skimming blades, extendable handles and handle adapter in this tool line have been specifically developed to move mud effortlessly and with high sensitivity. 

Suggested Uses

We often are asked "What is a skimming blade used for?" Here is a video from LEVEL5 founder and CEO, Scott Murray, discussing the typical uses based on blade length.

Available in eight lengths, there’s a LEVEL5 skimming blade for every drywall finishing job:

  1. 7-inch, 10-inch or 14-Inch blades are often used for wiping down and bedding tape after after the tape has been applied using an automatic taper or banjo. 
  2. When finishing butt joints or slightly wider areas, 16-Inch, 24-Inch or 32-Inch skimming blades are ideal and will get the job done faster than any trowel or finishing knife.
  3. 40-Inch or 48-Inch skimming blades are perfect for smoothing larger areas. Typical examples would include when you roll on and smooth drywall joint compound to a level 5 finish, or when you are covering up textured ceilings and walls.

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Reviews

Perfect tool for large area floating

colinmcc
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September 28, 2020
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Because I hate butt joints in ceiling dry wall I have for years created a 1/8" recess between the joints where I can bend/pull the ends of the boards up and then skim flat with the rest of the ceiling. Since I have only ever had a trowel/knife with a 12" blade I resorted years ago to taking the handle off a 30" hand saw and clamping the blade between two pieces of wood. This I used as a wide flattening trowel. Then I came across this tool, and have just finished three ceilings each with a butt join in the centre. it is PERFECT! Easy to grip, light and produced a smooth coat that needed hardly any sanding. And, as the stainless blade slides out for cleaning, easy to clean. Recommended.

Perfect tool for large area floating

colinmcc
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September 28, 2020
on
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Amazon

Because I hate butt joints in ceiling dry wall I have for years created a 1/8" recess between the joints where I can bend/pull the ends of the boards up and then skim flat with the rest of the ceiling. Since I have only ever had a trowel/knife with a 12" blade I resorted years ago to taking the handle off a 30" hand saw and clamping the blade between two pieces of wood. This I used as a wide flattening trowel. Then I came across this tool, and have just finished three ceilings each with a butt join in the centre. it is PERFECT! Easy to grip, light and produced a smooth coat that needed hardly any sanding. And, as the stainless blade slides out for cleaning, easy to clean. Recommended.

The best tool

margaritavach
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July 23, 2020
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Amazon

Bought it to my husband he is the plaster man.He was looking for it for a long time! he said it is works AMAZINGRecommended

Want to do drywall mudding like a professional, this tool is a must have!!!

D&D Chambers
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June 9, 2020
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Again I am not a professional drywaller but far more than a DIY’er, that being said, this thing is absolutely amazing. If you thin out the mud a bit, apply a skim coat and draw this trowel over it the result is like a seasoned professional. The surface was smooth greatly reducing the sanding process. It’s design makes it comfortable to use and easy to control, I was completely impressed with this tool and highly recommend it. Sorry about the pic, there’s no edit feature to flip it upright. It’s an image of the first time I used the tool, with more experience these seams will be even better... love it!!!

Makes my seams so much flatter

@painterdad21
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March 6, 2020
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Brand new Level 5 skimming blades. Cant believe I waited this long to get a set. Makes my seams so much flatter.

Smooth finish

Gildy
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February 4, 2020
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This skimming blade is great. Mix ready mix with water until it just drops off the mixer and then add some dish soap. Let it set 5 minutes or so and then skim it on with a 10" taping knife from your pan and do a quick smooth over with a 24" taping knife. Then do a couple swipes with this skimming blade and the wall is smooth and even. Great finish!

These skimming blades are a great addition to any finishers tool lineup.

@kdconstruct
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January 31, 2020
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We love our @level5tools here at KD construction! We have been running their finishing tools for a couple years now and have had great luck with them. Since our house build has two massive 18' vaulted rooms we need to skim out the entire room so their skimming blade will be used alot in the coming weeks! These skimming blades are a great addition to any finishers tool lineup.

Sturdy.

Betty Foster
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November 25, 2019
on
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Amazon

Sturdy. I have many years in drywall but my job got changed since on this project to hanging now so haven’t used it but looks like nice quality when I do! Just being honest!

A great purchase!

Shannon
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November 7, 2019
on
Amazon
Amazon

Recently, I purchased the full set of Level 5's taping knives, and I was really impressed with them. Some of the suggested items that poped up for me after I bought that set were the 32 and 24 inch skimming blades, so I bought them both. This has made the job of skimming ceilings so much easier and faster. I roll on the mud with a paint roller on an extension pole, then I skim it flat with the 32 inch skimming blade with the extension pole and handle. It's so much faster and easier to do ceiling work from the ground now. The tool is solidly built and has an interchangeable blade in case you want to replace it ever. Also, the customer service from Level 5 is spectacular - I recieved my blade with a broken end cap (due to rough handling during shipping), and they immediately sent me a new one free of charge. Level 5 Is my go-to brand for taping and skimming supplies now. I'm really impressed :)

Incredible

@greatlakescustomwoodworks
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October 1, 2019
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We are all lined up and ready for skimming. We have used these the last few days and they are incredible, so productive.

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LEVEL5 48-Inch Drywall Skimming Blade | 4-948

Warranty Information

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 support@level5tools.com. Our support team is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm 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 by under the Warranty. Discontinued products may be replaced with newer models when necessary.

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 support@level5tools.com. Our support team is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm Central Time.

Manufacturer's  Warranty

For its premium stainless steel hand tools, specifically its one-piece welded joint knives and all stainless steel taping and joint knives with soft grip handles, LEVEL5 Tools, LLC. ("LEVEL5") offers a LIFETIME 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 by under the Warranty. Discontinued products may be replaced with newer models when necessary.

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 support@level5tools.com. Our support team is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm Central Time.

Manufacturer's  Warranty

For its premium stainless steel hand tools, specifically its one-piece welded joint knives and all stainless steel taping and joint knives with soft grip handles, LEVEL5 Tools, LLC. ("LEVEL5") offers a LIFETIME warranty to the original owner that these products will be free from defects in material and function. For all hand tools with blue steel blades, hand tools with carbon steel blades, and standard hand tools with stainless steel blades (other than those that are one-piece welded or have the premium soft grip handle), LEVEL5 Tools, LLC. ("LEVEL5") offers a full one (1) 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 by under the Warranty. Discontinued products may be replaced with newer models when necessary.

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 support@level5tools.com. Our support team is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm Central Time.

Manufacturer's  Warranty

For its full line of skimming blades, handles and accessories, LEVEL5 Tools, LLC. ("LEVEL5") offers a full one (1) year warranty to the original owner that these products will be free from defects in material and function. This warranty is valid in all 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 by under the Warranty. Discontinued products may be replaced with newer models when necessary.

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 support@level5tools.com. Our support team is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm Central Time.

Manufacturer's  Warranty

For all hand tools with blue steel blades, hand tools with carbon steel blades, and standard hand tools with stainless steel blades (other than those that are one-piece welded or have the premium soft grip handle), LEVEL5 Tools, LLC. ("LEVEL5") offers a full one (1) year warranty to the original owner that these products will be free from defects in material and function. This warranty is valid in all 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 by under the Warranty. Discontinued products may be replaced with newer models when necessary.

LEVEL5 48-Inch Drywall Skimming Blade | 4-948

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