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Old 08-14-2011, 09:51 PM   #1
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Hi All,

What are the advantages and disadvantages of plastic versus metal putty knives?

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Old 08-14-2011, 10:29 PM   #2
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One works good, the other doesn't.

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Old 08-15-2011, 03:49 AM   #3
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A plastic putty knife will not hold a straight edge. The plastic wears down and due to the nature of plastic the manufacturing of the knife is not as precise unlike a metal one which will hold its edge.
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Hey Bob, How's things? I'll pile on and agree with brush and mickey, plus I'll add that I think it's harder to smooth compound with plastic. Personally, I like thin, flexible blades and plastic knives are too thick for my taste. Take Care.
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