Drywall Taping & Finishing Tools allow you to tape, smooth the drywall surface. These hand tools allow you to finish a project with precision and efficiency. Drywall Trowels for Taping, Bedding, and Finishing. The Curved Drywall Trowel is most commonly used for taping and first coat application. The curved blade applies additional compound that allows for shrink back. Curved Drywall Trowels are also excellent for finishing butt joints. Flat Drywall Trowels are the most commonly used, and are perfect for all types of drywall taping and finishing. All-Wall offers the largest selection Trowels from top brands such as Kraft, Marshalltown, and Nela.