Learn How to Safely Use Drywall Tools and Equipment

Drywall CartsAccording to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are two major reasons why drywall installers are commonly injured on the job. Falls and overexertion are responsible for nearly 70% of workplace injuries. By learning how to safely use the proper tools and equipment, business owners and their employees can become more productive and reduce downtime. Based on case studies, here are a few things to keep in when planning for workplace safety.
Preventing Falls with a Clean Work Area
Keeping an orderly work area is the proactive way to prevent falls, slips and other accidents. Drywall installers may notice that carrying bulky boards can interfere with their peripheral vision, so it’s a good idea to keep a clear path at all times. Individual drywall sheets can be stacked in a central location. Stored materials, like adhesive and joint compound, can be kept where they can be carted to the final destination as needed. Continue reading

New Knaack Storage Chests 79-D and 89-D

Knaack is now offering two new piano box chests.  Always looking to improve their products for the contractor these two new boxes offer features unique to the industry.  They offer pull out drawers that lock independently for extra secure storage.  A bi-fold door is standard on interior shelf  that can be Independently secured and view tools and accessories. Work surface available when Tool Kage is open.

The KnaackKnaack 79-D 79-D STORAGEMASTER® Piano Box measures 48 in wide, 49 in tall and has a capacity of 36.2 cu ft. Ideal for every trade, it is caster-ready and includes full-width shelves for organization of tools and supplies. It also features a bi-fold cover which folds completely out of the way for unrestricted access and fits perfectly in the width of a full-size truck bed.

The Knaack 89-D STORAGEMASTER Piano Box with Junk Trunk™ Independent Locking Drawer measures 60 in wide, 78 in tall and has a capacity of 43.8 cu ft. Ideal for mechanical trades, it is caster-ready and includes full-Knaack 89-Dwidth shelves for organization of tools and supplies. It also features a bi-fold cover which folds completely out of the way for unrestricted access. JunkTrunk™ Quick Access Drawer locks independently for quick access to high demand tools and accessories.


These boxes in addition to the 4830-D make Knaack the leading innovator in jobsite storage equipment.   “Our goal is to bring innovation and functionality enhancements to our jobsite storage products,” said Mike Bykowski, Senior Product Manager at KNAACK®. “We added real-world functionality to these typical piano boxes so that our professional contractors can access, organize and ensure their valuable tools are protected and secure during and after jobsite hours.”