Which Automatic Tools should I get first?

So you’re thinking of taking the plunge and getting your hands on some automatic taping and finishing tools. With automatic tools having a higher price tag, it's understandable that you may not want to get every EVERY tool in the toolbox off the get-go, and frankly, depending on the volume of finishing you do, it may not be necessary. But if you’re looking to get serious with some automatic tools and boost your productivity, here is where we suggest you start:

Flat Boxes! 

You cannot go wrong with adding a flatbox to your tool arsenal. Especially if you are working with large runs. You will get the most consistent and smooth finish across your drywall joints with ease. Put simply, a drywall flat box is an automatic taping tool that simultaneously applies joint compound to the wall while feathering the edges of your seam to a precise crown.

With a flatbox, you can expect:

  • Faster and more efficient joint finishing
  • Consistent and superior smooth finish on every joint
  • Easily work in hard-to-reach areas (up tp 12ft) without the need for stilts or ladders
  • Increase your finishing speed by up to 7 times

Which size Flatbox do I need?

As a starting point we would recommend a combination of the 10” and 12” Flat Boxes, with Extendable Handles to tackle high up areas such as ceilings. 

We’d also recommend opting for the MEGA capacity flat boxes, as you can hold 25% more drywall compound so you can finish quicker, and fill-up on compound less often.

If you are exploring the switch from hand finishing tools to automatic finishing tools, this set is a perfect, cost-effective entry point. This set also includes a compound pump in order to quickly and easily fill your flat box. Click here to learn more about the importance of a compound pump

LEVEL5 Taping Tool Set | 10/12" MEGA Boxes + Ext. Handles: 

Constructed of premium grade anodized aluminum housing, these flat boxes are resistant to rust and corrosion, extremely durable and easy to clean. In addition, Level5 Flat Boxes also come with an industry leading 7 Year Warranty so you can have peace of mind.