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Cutting Drywall

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

  1. 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.

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  1. 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

  2. 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 drywall compound and joint tape.

  3. 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 advice to cut perfect sized openings—not too big, not too small and without broken corners. But if you do happen to make a mistake, we'll show you how to fix it.

  4. 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, because you'll avoid extra patching miscut holes.

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