Cutting Drywall

Our experts will show you how to cut drywall like a pro.

Master the Basics of Drywall: Cutting Drywall

With a few simple tools and special techniques you'll be cutting drywall like a pro in no time. Plus we'll show you how to plan your installation to make the best use of materials and avoid waste.

Cutting Drywall projects

  • How to Cut Drywall for an Opening

    This article will show you how to cut clean, accurate holes in drywall for electrical boxes and lights. And without making a mess. Follow this…

  • How to Cut Drywall

    Cutting drywall is easy and only requires a few tools. The Family Handyman editor, Mark Petersen, will show you how to cut drywall perfectly…

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  • How to Use a Spiral Saw on Drywall

    Cut openings in drywall faster, easier and more accurately with a spiral saw. It'll speed up drywall hanging and cut taping time too,…

  • How to Cut a Hole in Drywall

    If you have a small drywall job to do, there is no need to buy or rent a rotary tool to cut around electrical boxes. The Family Handyman editor,…

  • How to Use a Drywall Circle Cutter

    Cut clean round holes in drywall for electrical boxes and light fixtures with this circle cutter. It's quick and easy, and only takes seconds

  • How to Fix an Oversize Electrical Box Cutout

    An oversize drywall cutout around an electrical box can ruin the appearance of an otherwise perfect taping job. The best way to fix it is with…