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ALUMINUM BODY OR COMPOSITE BODY? WHICH SKIMMING BLADE TYPE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

ALUMINUM BODY OR COMPOSITE BODY? WHICH SKIMMING BLADE TYPE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Drywall Skimming Blades can be used for a variety of tasks from bedding drywall tape and wiping it clean, to finishing drywall joints and smoothing out larger areas of drywall compound.

When choosing which drywall skimming blades you’ll need for your finishing projects, you’ll have to decide between aluminum-body or composite-body blade profiles. Each body type has its own advantages, features, and price point.

ALUMINUM-BODY SKIMMING BLADES

THE PRO FINISHER’S CHOICE

Aluminum-body skimming blades are the more durable of the two, and they can stand up better to the rigors of daily use. The European stainless steel blades and industrial-strength housing guarantee flawless finishing results, job after job. For these reasons, aluminum-body skimming blades are the best option for the professional drywaller.

Aluminum-body skimming blades have the benefit of being both lightweight yet strong and rigid. The design allows for effortless handling while also providing the necessary stability for producing professional results. These blades come in eight sizes ranging in length from 7 to 48 inches. 

COMPOSITE-BODY SKIMMING BLADES

IDEAL FOR DIYERS AND REMODELERS

Composite-body skimming blades are made from a proprietary combination of plastics that ensure the stiffest blade possible.  To enhance their rigidity, these blades are reinforced with a proprietary internal matrix as well. The combination makes these blades very rigid across the entire blade length and easy to handle and control – even for those without a lot of practice with drywall finishing. 

LEVEL5 composite-body skimming blades are available in five sizes from 10″ to 32″ means that these blades can be used for everything from finishing drywall joints and larger surfaces to bedding and tape wiping.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SKIMMING BLADE

Depending on your needs, you can choose a skimming blade body profile that works best for you. The aluminum-body skimming blade is the best option for professionals working every day on large-scale projects that require durability and long-lasting performance. The high-quality components and solid build make it suitable for professional use and guarantee reliable performance under any conditions.

In contrast, plastic composite skimming blades provide an excellent compromise between performance and cost if you are a do-it-yourselfer or remodeler working on smaller projects or finishing drywall periodically. 

Ultimately, your needs, wants, and budget will dictate your final decision.  But know that LEVEL5 skimming blade types will provide outstanding performance and serve you well.

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