drywall cutting tools

drywall cutting

Cutting drywall is easy and clean providing you have the right tools for the job. Fortunately, a complete basic set of drywall cutting tools can be bought for about $40. The tools you'll need are:


  • Drywall rip saw
  • Drywall keyhole saw
  • Surform rasp
  • 4-ft. square
  • Utility knife with extra blades

    Most of the cuts made on any drywall-hanging job involve three simple steps: scoring the front paper, snapping and folding open the sheet, and cutting through the paper on the back. Other cuts are made with two types of drywall saws: a small keyhole-type saw for short cuts (mostly electrical box openings) and a larger coarse-tooth saw for longer cuts like those around doors.