How To Cut Sheetrock Wallboard
'Drywall', 'wallboard' and 'gympsum panel' refers to the same material. However, we should note that the name SHEETROCK® refers to a specific brand of drywall. Drywall comes in different lengths and sizes. The most standard sizes are 4 foot by 8 foot sheets and 4 foot by 12 foot sheets. The most common thicknesses are 1/4, 1/2 and 5/8 inch.
Without a T Square
1. Lay the Sheetrock® wallboard across the sawhorses, face up. The side smooth size should be face up.
2.Using a square or a straight edge and your utility knife score the drywall accordingly to your measurements. Make a few passes to deepen the score.
3. Snap the material where it is scored.
4. Cut the paper with your utility knife to separate the pieces.
With a T Square
1. Stand the drywall sheet horizontally on the edge.
2. Place your T Square against the face of the sheet.
3. Score it with your utility knife.
4. Snap in along the score and cut the back paper along the crease.
5. Separate the pieces.
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