Dry Wall Rasp Help

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Old 03-28-05, 12:30 PM
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Dry Wall Rasp Help

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has any tips for using a dry wall rasp? I am in the process of hanging about 50 sheets of dry wall in the basement and I use the rasp to even up the edges to compensate for slightly crooked walls, but after using it, the ends end up looking nasty. Bits of paper frayed and hanging loose. Any other tool or maybe a different way to use the rasp to clean things up a bit? Or maybe I shouldn't be stressing about it?

Thanks for your help!

Adam
 
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Old 03-28-05, 03:54 PM
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Hi Adam!

The trick is hold the rast at a bit of an angle, take more off the back edge and not rasp past the edge you've cut in the paper. Otherwise you bend that paper down and it looks bad. But if you have a few edges like that, just score them off with a knife (you can't have loose paper like that at seams or at inside corners). If it's really bad, it should get cut out, then prefilled and sanded down before you tape.
 
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Old 03-29-05, 04:13 PM
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Thank you for the help XSleeper!

Adam
 
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