Drywall Tools

Hanging drywall? These helpful tips explain the basic tools that will keep your drywall project running smoothly.
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An angular ring, a cupped head and cooler nails might sound like things you'd take on a fishing trip, but they're some of the basic tools used for hanging drywall.

use special drywall hammer with rounded head

use special drywall hammer with rounded head

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Drywall nails and screws are available in several different sizes. Nails should have angular or cupped heads.

Make sure you use type S, G or W screws. Nails are needed every 8 inches. Screws are needed every 12 inches to 16 inches.

To keep from tearing the drywall, use a special drywall hammer with a rounded head. An electric screwdriver may be used on drywall, but electric air-powered nail guns are not recommended, as they may damage the surface.

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