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Putty knives range in size from 1″ to 3″. Generally, the greatest demand is for 1-1/4″ and 1-1/2″. Models with wider blades are joint taping knives.
- Blades range from stiff to flexible for different tasks.
- The finest quality putty knife blades are made from mirror-finished, high-carbon steel and are hardened, tempered and individually ground.
- Used for applying putty and spackling as well as scraping paint, chipping out old putty, scraping off accumulated grease and scraping old finishes off furniture.