Whether you are an industry professional or a DIYer at home, trying to finish drywall seams by hand can be difficult and time-consuming. From tape that bunches up to hand knifing the mud, it can be difficult for many to create a perfect seam in a timely manner. That is why having a drywall banjo can be an essential tool to have. It allows you to lay tape and apply the perfect amount of compound quickly and efficiently with a perfect finished result. In order to find the right drywall banjo, you should take several factors into consideration such as right- or left-handedness, dry or wet tape usage, and a variety of other features. To help you find the right banjo to suit your needs, here is a list of drywall banjos.
10. Minelody Drywall Taping Tool, Plastic Drywall Taper Banjo Handheld Remodelers Taping Tool
This drywall tape and mud dispenser help you to get a perfect application every time with an adjustable mudflow control knob. The dual adjustable handle straps are placed on each side to make this tool suitable for both right-handed and left-handed users. There is also a clip on the side so you can keep the tool handy while you are working, and to make it easy to access for cleaning. The quality and affordability of this product make it a good choice for both professionals and DIYers.
- Usable for both left-handed and right-handed people
- Adjustable mudflow knob
- Side clip for easy access
9. Homax 6500 Drywall Taping Tool
You can cut your taping time in half with this drywall taping tool that is capable of applying 60 feet of tape and mud in just 60 seconds. You can ensure that the perfect amount of mud is applied every time with the adjustable mud control knob. It can hold up to 5 pounds of mud and can accommodate up to 500 feet of tape. With its lightweight construction, this tool is very easy to use for all skill levels.
- Holds up to 500 feet of tape
- Holds 5 pounds of mud
- An adjustable mud control knob
8. Delko Zunder Tool with Reversible Inside Corner Roller Wheel – Dual Right/Left Hand Operation
Loading tape and mud is made easy with this drywall taping tool due to the single latch with a hinged lid that opens easily and quickly. The handle straps are dual adjustable to suit both right-handed and left-handed users. This drywall taping tool also features a quick-change internal corner applicator wheel that reverses easily with a flat applicator wheel to make your work a breeze. It works great with joint tape or paper tape and is able to hold a 250-foot roll of FibaFuse or a 500-foot roll of paper joint tape.
- Holds up to 500 feet of tape
- Adjustable for right-handed or left-handed users
- Corner applicator wheel and flat applicator wheel
7. QLT by MARSHALLTOWN 6024 Drywall Taper with Soft Grip Handle
Constructed from lightweight aluminum, this durable drywall taper is easy to use for professionals and hobbyists alike. The handle has a soft grip so you don’t have to be concerned about blistering or sore hands for larger jobs. You can load the mud with one-hand making your job more efficient. The tape is easy to cut with a clean line due to the serrated cut-off blade.
- Lightweight Aluminum body
- Soft grip handle
- One-handed mud loading
6. Goldblatt G15302 Banjo-Wet Tape
This drywall taping banjo has a chamber that is specifically designed for wet tape. The tool can hold a roll of tape up to 500 feet and enough compound to tape 40 feet between fills. The mud can be easily controlled with a simple adjustment so you get the perfect amount every time. It has heavy-duty lid clamps and is made with lightweight aluminum making this tool durable enough to last. The handle is made from either wood or nylon and includes side handles for ease of use.
- Constructed of lightweight aluminum
- Adjustable mudflow
- Wet-tape style chamber
- Heavy-duty lid clamps
5. Kraft DC401 Drywall taper with Wood and Web Hdl
This right-handed drywall taping banjo has an aluminum body and a handle with wooden trim. The tape dispenser holds up to a 500-foot roll of tape at once. Attached to the side of the aluminum body is a nylon handle for ease of use. This tool is a great option for right-handed users to cut down on the time it takes to finish drywall seams and avoid the hassle of manually applying it.
- Right-handed only
- Aluminum construction
- Holds 500 feet of tape
4. Goldblatt G15301 Banjo-Dry Tape
This drywall taper banjo is an RH tape shooter with a lightweight aluminum body for incredible durability and long-time usage. Drywall joint finishing is now faster than ever with this tool by being capable of taping 40 feet at a time before needing to refill the mud dispenser. The banjo is capable of holding up toa 500-foot roll of tape. You can also make sure you apply the perfect amount of compound every time with an adjustable valve in the front.
- Holds up to 500-feet of drywall tape
- Aluminum construction
- Adjustable mud valve
3. Delko Drywall Taper Banjo Tool with Inside Corner Roller Creaser Wheel (Banjo + Mud Scoop)
This Delko banjo includes an internal applicator creaser wheel for applying tape to the inner corners of your drywall seam. The body is made of lightweight shockproof plastic that is also incredibly durable for the long-life of your tool. With this mud and tape tool, you can complete 60 feet in just 60 seconds. This tool also comes with an additional scoop that fits perfectly in a 5-gallon bucket to load your banjo while not wasting any product.
- Shockproof plastic body
- Creaser wheel
- Additional scoop for loading your mud
2. Delko ZUNDER Drywall Taper Banjo Taping Tool with Inside Corner Roller wheel (Banjo w/USG Joint Knife)
This drywall taping banjo offers a quick-change internal corner applicator wheel that can be reversed with a flat wheel applicator. The handle straps are located on each side so the tool is suitable for both right-handed and left-handed users. This banjo can easily accommodate Fiba-Fuse fiber drywall joint tape in a 250-foot roll or paper joint tape in a 500-foot roll. The durable body of this banjo is constructed from a durable polycarbonate material that eliminates dents and dings to give you long life and high quality.
- Polycarbonate body
- Can accommodate a 250-foot roll of FibaFuse or 500-foot roll of paper tape
- Suitable for both right-handed and left-handed users
1. Automatic Drywall Taper – LEVEL5| Quick-Clean Head| Pro-Grade | Sheetrock Gyprock Wallboard | 4-760
This drywall taper is the perfect choice for industry professionals as all parts are made out of high-quality metals and materials that have been precision machined and anodized to protect against rust and corrosion. The quality of this product is so high that it is backed by an industry-leading 7-year warranty. The new quick-clean head uses a simple thumbscrew for quick and easy removal and reassembly making clean-up a breeze.
- Quick-Clean head
- Precision machined materials
- 7-year warranty
- Anodized to protect against rust and corrosion