Nail Spotters

Yes! The TapeTech 63TT and 68TT Nail Spotters can be used to touch up all aspects of your drywall finishing! Its light weight and ease of use make it a perfect tool to correct any small areas that may have been missed or were accidentally damaged between coats. Internal corners, external corners, flats and butt joints in drywall can all be touched up using the Nail Spotter. For touching up standard height ceilings, the HN handle that is included with both models works perfectly. For higher ceilings, you may need to use the HNRE extendable Nail Spotter handle (not included with standard purchase).
TapeTech uses a “skid” instead of wheels on both the 63TT (2”) and 68TT (3”) Nail Spotters. The benefit of the skid is that it provides better protection for the blade in case there are nails or screws that may not be totally set beneath the surface of the drywall. If the fasteners are too high, the blade could be damaged when striking them during normal operation. Nail Spotters with wheels expose the entire blade to this damage. The blade on the TapeTech Nail Spotters is protected by the skid so they last longer.
Check the blade on the Nail Spotter to be sure there is no debris. Thoroughly clean the blade. You should also check to see if the blade has been damaged.  The carbide blades on TapeTech Nail Spotters are extremely durable but can be damaged if the tool repeatedly strikes the heads of screws or nails that were not properly set during drywall installation. If you need to replace the blade, use part number 600005F for the 63TT 2” Nail Spotter or part number 650005F for the 68TT 3” Nail Spotter.
The blades on TapeTech Finishing Boxes (Flat, EasyClean® and Power Assist™), Corner Finishers and Nail Spotters are set to .005 inches (5/1000ths of an inch) above the skids or frames at the factory. You can use a simple feeler gauge to measure this precisely. In the field, your fingernail will also work as a good gauge. Depending on the age and condition of your tools and the various parts that work together to produce an edge-free finish, you may need to adjust your blades slightly higher than this factory this setting. You may also find that one side of the blade may need to be set differently than the other side due to the condition and wear of other parts. However, the blade should never be set less than .005 inches above the skids or frame.