Cutting a plasterboard is a relatively simple process requiring only some basic tools. Unfortunately, the lack of knowledge serves as big deterrent for many people who wishes to put it to good use. Plasterboard can actually be sawn using an ordinary timber saw that’s fine-toothed to get a cleaner edge. However, the basic tools you may also need includes a sharp knife (Stanley Knife), pencil, a fine sandpaper, a straight edge and measurement tape as well as a wall board saw. Let’s have a look at the cutting process!
✓ Firstly, you need to put the plasterboard sheet flat on a firm surface.
✓ Use the tape measurement to measure the cut you wish to make.
✓ With the help of a pencil, simply mark out the part you wish to cut on the plasterboard’s front side.
✓ Once marked, place a spirited level over the marked spot on the plasterboard sheet you want to cut.
✓ Cut a shallow mark into the plasterboard sheet using the Stanley Knife to cut along the edge.
✓ The cut should be slow and gradual to ensure you do not wander off the edge of the marked area.
✓ Once the shallow cut has been made, turn the plasterboard sheet on its edge and deliver a quick and sharp push towards the plasterboard’s back and on one side of the cut.
✓ Place the plasterboard sheet backing against a flat surface ensuring the line of the cut is over an edge. Once done, give a quick and sharp push towards the back of the plasterboard sheet and on the part of the board is reaches beyond the edge.
✓ Using a fine sandpaper, remove all forms of paper burrs.
The process of cutting plasterboard requires a lot of practice. If you lack the training and experience, the cutting process is best left to a proficient professional who can guarantee the best results the first time and save you some additional costs due to potential damages.