Cutting tools?


Old 11-30-09, 03:35 PM
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Red face Cutting tools?

I am having to cut out two long (25') by 2' wide strips of sheetrock in the ceiling.

Doing some wiring and repairing some damage in the ceiling.

Is there a good electrical tool I can use to cut the long straight lines?
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Old 11-30-09, 04:02 PM
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IMO you will be better off using a utility knife and a straight edge. Get it scored with the straight edge and then work on getting it deep enough to remove the strip of drywall. Most power tools would be hard to control in a straight line and will be a lot dustier.
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For that length of a cut, I would use a chalk line and jig saw.
Old 12-01-09, 04:53 PM
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If you use the jigsaw, make sure there are no electrical lines laying loose on top of the drywall. Last time I had to cut into a drywall ceiling (basement with steel truss floor joists) there were DOZENS of electrical lines laying loose, right on top of the drywall. if I would have just ripped into it with a jigsaw or sawzall I bet there would have been a couple thousand $$$ worth of rewiring to do.

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