Drywall saw stuck in stud...

Old 08-10-14, 05:21 PM
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Drywall saw stuck in stud...

As the title says, I'm in an odd situation. I'm new to drywall, and I was sawing a hole for a new electrical box for ethernet and coax. I draw the lines to cut on, and start cutting. It won't go in, so against my better judgement, I hammer it in. So 7" away from the other box it goes into a stud, that stud shouldn't have been there, Can you guys give me any tips at getting it out? It's really deep in the stud.
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twist and pull

use a claw hammer to pull it like a nail.
Old 08-10-14, 06:07 PM
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Pull harder?

Seriously, most jab saws have slightly forward facing teeth..so once it moves at all it should pull right out. Get on the floor on your back, brace your feet and PUUUUULLLL. Wrap an antislip can opener pad or that foam shelf lining around it if it has a smooth wood handle.
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If you have a good pair of vice grips it might be possible to clamp them where you can get get a crow bar or something else to provide better leverage. If you use a crow bar to leverage against a stud, be sure to protect the drywall by pruing against another board.

Old 08-10-14, 07:54 PM
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How do you know the first box is on a stud. Studs are not always on 16" centers either.

When I mark out for a box I'll take a long thin screwdriver and send it thru the wall in the center of the markout. I'll push it/angle it in four different directions to check for studs, pipes and other distractions.
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Like Bud, I'd also attach vise grips to the blade. That alone might give you enough leverage to pull it out. Tapping the vise grips with a hammer might also be beneficial.
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