How to cut drywall and make holes in it

You will need gypsum board parts when designing gypsum boards. Draw a plan for installing drywall sheets to calculate locations the possible installation of whole sheets to the maximum.

To beautifully cut gypsum board, use high-quality tools. If the sheets are large (width 1200 mm), then it is best to cut them, leaning at a slight angle to the wall. And sheets of the economy series (width 600 mm) and smaller, can be cut on the floor. If you cut gypsum board for the first time, it's better to do it on the floor. Immediately decide on which side to cut drywall. To do this, check that the plasterboard is turned towards you by the face on which the incision will be made.

If you do not know what it is better to cut drywall, then we can tell you that it is usually best to use a wide office knife with replaceable blades. But sometimes it turns out that you need to use other cutting and sawing tools. For example, a hacksaw for gypsum board, it is best to use for making holes of different shapes.

First it is necessary to measure the length of the cut piece by a tape measure. Do this extremely carefully, otherwise the workpiece may not fit the size. Also make sure that the vertical edges are aligned in the center of the crate, since the plasterboard joints will not be rigid. Measure the tape measure and make a notch in the desired place with a pencil. In the example, we plan to cut the gypsum board in half, so make a mark in the middle.

To obtain an ideal straight cut, it is advisable to use a flat. When you want to achieve results on a professional level and you have to cut gypsum cardboard often and a lot, it is better to get a large voyage and not to use self-made or handicraft tools.

Advance the voyage along the edge of the plasterboard, until it aligns with the mark.

Drywall consists of two layers of cardboard, which cover the gypsum core inside. This combination gives rise to a fairly strong building material, which is also fire-resistant. To obtain an accurate and qualitative cut, it is sufficient to hold with a slight pressure on the cardboard with a sharp blade of a knife and then break it in this place. To make an incision correctly, draw the knife edge over the plasterboard from above down a couple of times. In order for the break-off to be even, we must guide the knife confidently, without wagging and jerking, as if along the line noted earlier. Cutting through a cardboard layer, well keep the vortex in one position, since the cut can become uneven.

The same technique apply, if you cut drywall not on the floor, but against the wall. While holding the vortex on the bottom with a foot, write with a blade of the knife on the gypsum board a couple of times from top to bottom. It is not necessary to cut through many times, it is enough just to be slightly covered in the core of gypsum.

Now you can crack the drywall along the notch. If the previous steps you performed correctly, the drywall should be easily broken along the notch made. Holding the plasterboard sheet, fold it in half like a book.

Of course there are a lot of options for the breakdown. The most important thing is to make the incision correctly. The way you will break the drywall, does not really matter.

If you are uncomfortable grabbing a wide leaf with your hands to break it, then press it down with your knee in the center. If you are not afraid to spoil a whole sheet of drywall, then first practice on the scraps.

After the fracture of the sheet, cut the cardboard layer from the back of the plasterboard with a clerical knife. If you broke the sheet correctly, then you will not have any difficulty with cutting the back of the cardboard.

Attach the cut sheet to the fastener to make sure how accurately the piece of drywall is cut out. If the cut sheet turned out a little more, then use the rasp to drain excess. Working with a rasp, you will make a lot of gypsum dust. Therefore, try to make an accurate markup.

Next, we will talk about how to make a hole in a sheet of drywall. Learning how to make holes in a drywall is very useful, as they often need to be done for installing new outlets and switches in the walls of plasterboard, as well as for other devices. Also, it is required to cut out rectangular or circular holes in order to repair damaged parts of plasterboard.

Mark the place where you want to make a hole. If in these holes the installation of the sockets is done, then attach the pads to the right place and circle them with a pencil. To do this, measure the length from the edge of the sheet to the edges of the podzoletnik. Also measure the length from the bottom edge of the plate to the top and bottom points of the juniper. Taking into account these dimensions, using the Flight Plate, note the position of the hole for the juniper on the drywall sheet.

Using a drill with a large diameter drill, make 4 holes in the corners of the rectangle. Drill holes inside the rectangle and closer to the marking lines.

Inserting the saw jigsaw by turns in each hole saw a rectangular opening. Do this carefully, making sure that the saw works clearly along the marking lines.

After you have made a hole in the plasterboard, you need to double-check its consistency. To do this, insert a jar into the finished hole to make sure that it normally stays.

First, decide what you will cut out the hole in the plasterboard. There are several techniques for doing this. For these purposes, you can use a ballerin, a small hacksaw or a bit.

We recommend that you apply the crown, which is installed in the drill chuck. It can be used to make medium and small holes. This is the most accurate and fastest technology.

Mark the space before starting the hole. To do this, you must define and mark the center of the hole.

Take the crown of the correct size and install it into the holder of the electric drill. Now place the central drill bit over the centered circle and drill a hole. To qualitatively make a hole, we recommend to drill a bit at medium revs and gently press the drill.

Cut any hole in the plasterboard with an ordinary knife. First, you need to mark out the contour of the future hole. This can be done by attaching a piece of wood to the gypsum board or another object that will be inserted into the hole and outline its outline.

A knife needs to cut the cardboard along the line. Then lightly tap the gypsum with a hammer and cut the cardboard from the other side. The hole is ready. It remains only to check whether the part placed there is placed there.

A different method is used to make a hole in an already installed sheet of gypsum board. Draw a circle on a sheet of drywall, circling the pencil along the contour with a simple pencil. First make sure that there are no pipes and wires under this place.

Then, with a hacksaw for drywall, drill a hole in the sheet. To make the hole come out smooth, drill a hole in the plasterboard to push the saw and, starting from there, saw.

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