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| Taper Side Plates | Taper Tube | Push Rod Assembly | Cable Drum | Pyramid/Cutter Blade |
| Corner Finisher/Angle Head Frames |

Comparison of Parts

We at DMT claim to offer the best tools in the marketplace. We realize that our competitors make the same claim. In order to support our argument, we’d like to focus one area in particular: PARTS. Superior tools require superior parts. If you buy the wrong brand, you might go back to renting. We believe that almost any brand of tools will likely function right out of the box but…….

  • How will they function over a 5 to 10 year period?
  • How much money will you likely spend on repairs?
  • How soon and how often will downtime be experienced due to repairs?

We believe that we address each of these questions better than anyone else in the industry and we would like to show why our superior parts make the best tools.
  1. Taper Side Plates: The side plates are one of the 2 most important areas of your taper. Your side plates are like the walls of your house. If your walls were made of weak material, what would happen to your house? You wouldn’t want your walls to easily bend or break. We use stainless steel side plates. This gives our Taper a significant advantage in durability over some of the leading competitors who use aluminum side plates. If your side plates wear and weaken, your Taper will not function properly. See our pictures and video below. When purchasing an Automatic Taper, you should always ask if the side plates are stainless steel. Make sure you get it in writing.

    Sideplate Comparison - 1
    Sideplate Comparison - 2
    The two pictures to the left show Drywall Master Tool's Stainless steel side plates in between our leading competitor's aluminum side plates. All sets of Side Plates were taken off Tapers made in 2005. The above video offers a more detailed explanation.

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  2. Taper Tube: The taper tube is arguably one of the most important components of a Taper. Joint compound is very abrasive and can wear away the inner lining of a taper tube as the mud flows through it with constant usage. We hard coat anodize our tubes. Some of the industries leaders have chosen not to hard coat anodize their tubes. Always make sure you buy a Taper with a hard coat anodized tube.

  3. Push Rod Assembly: We are the only manufacturer in the industry to use a 100% stainless steel push rod assembly. With aluminum Push Rod Assemblies, the taper shut off lever can scratch into and weaken the mushroom area. The rod can also strip from the mushroom itself. The aluminum push rod assemblies are also more likely to bend and even break. All of these problems are reduced when the Push Rod Assembly is stainless steel.

    Mushroom Shaft - 1
    Mushroom Shaft - 2
    Mushroom Shaft - 3
    Drywall Master Tool's Stainless steel Push Rods next to our leading competitor's aluminum Push Rods.

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  4. Cable Drum: The cable drum is probably one of the most used parts in the taper. It allows the cable to coil around it each time a you tape. The heavy cycles of use combined with the constant presence of joint compound make wear a concern for the cable drum. Hard coat anodizing the cable drum, can reduce the corrosive action of the compound as well as reduce the wear caused by the cable. We hard coat anodize our Cable Drum.

    The first image shows Drywall Master Tools' hard coat anodized cable drums with our leading competitors cable drums shown in the second image.

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  5. Pyramid/Cutter Blade: Drywall Master has the best cutter blades in the industry. They offer the maximum resistance to wear since we use the best materials. To prove the durability of our blades over those of our competitors, we carried out a simple water test. We placed new blades, one of ours and one from our leading competitors for 24 hours in separate styrofoam cups containing water. The results can be seen in the 3 pictures below. This is a simple test that you can try for yourself. All you will need is a Drywall Master Tools cutter blade, one from our competitor and a couple of cups for the water. Our Blades are ideal for use with specialty off-angle tapes which are run through automatic tapers. See the video for more information.

    Rusted Blade - 1
    Rusted Blade - 2
    Rusted Blade - 3
    Results of our water test. Make sure you check the higher quality images for detail. DMT blades to the left in each image.

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  6. Corner Finisher/Angle Head Frames: We are the only manufacturer to CNC machine our frames out of a solid block of stainless steel. Other manufactures weld their frames at the 90 degree point. Welded frames can bend out of adjustment from time to time. Sometimes they will break. Our customers don’t have this problem.

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