The 10 Best Putty Knives

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This wiki has been updated 24 times since it was first published in October of 2017. If you're a home improvement enthusiast with a do-it-yourself mentality or a professional contractor, you'd better have a quality putty knife in your arsenal. These selections are versatile and can be used for glazing windows, filling holes, scraping off old layers of paint, removing wallpaper, and more. Your next project will be that much easier to complete when you have the right tools on hand. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Tarvol 1040016

2. Goldblatt G24308

3. Qualihome QH736

Editor's Notes

July 31, 2019:

There are two main uses for putty knives: applying and removing putty. This fact is important, as it can help you choose the right tool for your needs. If you're primarily going to be filling in holes, a narrow, flexible blade will make a good choice, as it allows for more precision. If you're going to be scraping with your knife, go for a wide blade that does not bend and can stand up well to the pressure of constant pushing. We've made sure to include products that fall in both categories, so no matter what project you're working on, you'll be able to find a suitable knife here.

The Tekton 69271 was taken off the list due to availability concerns, while the Tarvol 1040016 has been added because of its quality construction, comfortable grip, and popularity among amateurs and professionals alike.

4. Red Devil 4714

5. Titan Tools 17000

6. Hyde Tools 02005

7. Habco Tools 52001

8. Stanley 28-140

9. Hyde Tools 06308

10. Nisaku NJP340

Taber Koeghan
Last updated by Taber Koeghan

Taber is a writer from Santa Monica, CA, with a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of California, San Diego. After completing her degree, she began writing and editing copy for a host of high-traffic e-commerce websites. Her areas of expertise include the beauty, style, pet, and home products categories, and she has plenty of experience covering literature and art, too. Her personal interests in crafting and decorating inform her writing and -- she hopes -- add a good bit of insight to her work. Outside of copywriting, she is a reporter and columnist at a Los Angeles community newspaper and is currently pursuing a master of fine arts in creative writing.

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