The Pros and Cons of Automatic Drywall Tools

We know a smart investment starts with a well-informed decision. That’s why we want to equip you with all the information you need to find the right tools for the job. Here’s a quick look at the pros and cons of automatic drywall tools.

This is an infographic showing the pros and cons of automatic drywall tools. The pros list that they are intended for regular, professional use, they an achieve a Level 5 finish every time, are ideal for large and frequen projects, reduce fatigue and physical strain, as well as improve jobsite safety. The cons of automatic drywall tools is that they are more expensive than traditional hand tools, come with a minor learning curve, are not ideal for small or infrequent projects, require regular cleaning and maintenance, as well as replacing common wear parts overtime.

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Automatic Drywall Tools

Due to the upfront cost that comes with automatic drywall tools, weighing the advantages and disadvantages can help you determine if they’re the right investment for your business.

In summary, automatic drywall tools are built for large or frequent projects. They are durable, lightweight, and ergonomic, helping you achieve all 5 levels of finish in half the time and effort required of manual finishing. This helps improve jobsite safety as they greatly reduce fatigue and physical strain common to the trade. Automatic tools eliminate unnecessary repetitive movement, and can even reduce the time spent on stilts or scaffolds. Being able to work from the ground up gives you more safety and mobility on the job. The greatest benefit of automatic drywall tools is that they maximize your profitability.

Two major disadvantages of automatic drywall tools is that they are expensive and come with a minor learning curve. But with the right budget and approach, you can overcome these barriers easily. For more information on this subject, check out our recent post Are Automatic Drywall Tools Worth It? where we cover when, why, and how to invest in automatic drywall tools. If you’ve decided to invest but don’t know where to start, check out How to Add Automation to Your Drywall Routine.

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