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    Want to know more about dry wall axe.

    Hi guys.. My dad's birthday is on next month. I am thinking to give a him a useful gift. He is a dry wall worker. While searching for something that helps in his work, I have seen the drywall axe http://www.sparkinnovations.com/project/drywall-axe/, a product of Spark innovations. Does anyone here used it? How much useful is it? What is the usual price of a drywall axe? Are there any specifications, we have to look for while buying it?

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    That looks like a good tool to have. Maybe a little bulky for the tool pouch. The usual method of cutting drywall is to hold a non retractable razor knife and the end of the tape measure in one hand. First you measure, and make a small cut or mark, then reverse the tape and hold the tape measure in one hand and the knife and the end of the tape in the other. When you slide down the the edge of the sheet rock your finger takes a beating. This would help with that, and you don't have to mark once, switch the tape around, and then cut. However, you have to use the razor knife for so many more things, so this may or may not be a tool that he will use. Rockers are pretty tough cookies, your dad may be too set in his ways to bother with this tool.

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    OH, and this is not a drywall axe. A drywall axe is a special hammer with a hatchet style blade on one end, and a special rounded, crosshatched hammerhead on the other. It is used for nailing drywall. The cupped nail head had to be sunk just below the surface of the sheet rock. If the nail broke the paper, it was said to be Popped. If it above the surface, you would hear it from the tapers. In the old days I could hammer about 6 nails in 10 seconds. I don't even know if they use nails anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KirkOtto View Post
    OH, and this is not a drywall axe. A drywall axe is a special hammer with a hatchet style blade on one end, and a special rounded, crosshatched hammerhead on the other. It is used for nailing drywall. The cupped nail head had to be sunk just below the surface of the sheet rock. If the nail broke the paper, it was said to be Popped. If it above the surface, you would hear it from the tapers. In the old days I could hammer about 6 nails in 10 seconds. I don't even know if they use nails anymore.
    Could you please show me a picture of the drywall axe that you have described?

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    I don't think they even use hammers or axes anymore, so I don't know if this would be a good gift. However, I still use mine for all kinds of things. They are fun to throw too. lol

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    Very clever

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