Slide 8: How to Cut Drywall


I’ve got to remove some drywall in a room so I can nail studs behind the wall for anchoring purposes. What is the best tool for cutting the drywall?

If for any reason you want to cut drywall that has already been installed—for a nailer (blocking), say, or recessed lighting—the name of the game is minimizing dust. The jab saw is often the tool I recommend, because it not only generates less dust than a power saw, but also allows you to closely control the cut so as not to disturb electrical work and plumbing behind the wall. Let the inside face of the stud be a guide... more

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