Lightweight and extremely durable, our Hawk Drywall Finishing Tools are the perfect finishing tools for use on your next drywall project. With our selection you’ll be able to match the right tool for any task
What is a hawk used for in drywall finishing?
A hawk is a tool used to hold and transport drywall compound to the work area. It typically consists of an aluminum or magnesium plate with a handle that allows for easy maneuvering.
What are some common types of hawks used in drywall finishing?
Common types of hawks include aluminum hawks with wood, Durasoft, or Ergo-Grip handles, magnesium hawks with wood or ProForm handles, and the Dewalt Blackhawk.
What is the difference between an aluminum hawk and a magnesium hawk?
Aluminum hawks are lightweight and durable, while magnesium hawks are even lighter and provide a smoother finish due to their low friction properties.
How do I choose the right size hawk for my drywall finishing project?
The size of the hawk is largely a matter of personal preference, but most hawks range from 12 to 16 inches in width. Choose a size that fits comfortably in your hand and is appropriate for the amount of drywall compound you need to transport.
What type of handle should I look for in a hawk?
Hawks typically come with wood, Durasoft, Ergo-Grip, or ProForm handles. Look for a handle that provides a comfortable grip and reduces fatigue during use.
What is the benefit of using a swivel ring system on a hawk?
A swivel ring system allows for greater mobility of the hawk, enabling you to get into tight spaces and corners more easily.
How do I maintain my hawk to ensure longevity?
After each use, clean your hawk with a dry cloth to remove any excess drywall compound. Avoid using water, as it can cause corrosion. Store your hawk in a dry and protected place to prevent damage.
Can I use a hawk with other drywall taping tools?
Yes, a hawk can be used in conjunction with other drywall taping tools like taping knives, corner trowels, and joint knives.
Is the Dewalt Blackhawk suitable for professional use?
Yes, the Dewalt Blackhawk is designed for use by professionals in the drywall finishing industry. It features a durable aluminum plate and a comfortable handle for extended use.
Where can I find high quality hawks for my drywall finishing projects?
Discover our wide range of high quality hawks for drywall finishing projects at Master Building Materials. Our selection includes aluminum and magnesium hawks with a variety of handles, as well as the Dewalt Blackhawk.