How to Cut Drywall for an Opening

Cut out drywall holes for electrical outlets with a drywall saw.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Screw gun
  • Drywall saw
  • T-square
  • Straightedge
  • Rasp
  • Utility knife

Circle cutter

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Drywall