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Old 07-28-2010, 08:14 PM   #1
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What steel do I get for finishing knives - blue, carbon or stainless


For Drywall Finishing tools - just short of blade materiabl (less probability of rusting with Stainless), is there a difference in ~feel~ between the 3 types of blade material when choosing Drywall Finishing Knives.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:40 PM   #2
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Some of the real pro's (I am not a Pro) like the feel of of the USG Matrix Stainless Knife as compared to other SS blades. The Pro's I know don't run with the blue steels, but they also say all the SS blade brands do not all feel the same.
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I used stainless for years,it's difficult to find ones that are flexible enough--that's the key'

I've switched back to the blued steel--the rust is irritating but the 'feel' is just right for me.

If you have an AMES Find Ames Location that is a good place to look.
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I've yet to feel the Matrix in my hand, but I'm inclined towards the USG Classic. This is more just because I'm used to hard handles....the red Marshalltowns feel awkward in my hand after years of using hard handles..
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I used stainless for years,it's difficult to find ones that are flexible enough--that's the key'....
Mike, the SS Durasoft Marshalltowns are reported to have much more flexible blades than the USG's
ref Feb 2010 JLC online "Taping Knives"

Here is the Marshalltown Link:
DurasoftII Stainless Taping Knife
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I've always used Ames "feather light" stainless knives, but they're only available at Ames stores. In 30+ years I'm on my second set, so they last a long time. Most stainless knives I've looked at in the big box stores are awfully stiff. For occasional use, the blue blades might be a better choice. The main thing is to get something that's comfortable in your hand with a fair amount of flex....
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