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Old 05-27-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
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I found four drywall cutting tools with my google search. Wallboarder's Buddy, Ezrip, Blade runner and Quick cut tools from jolly old England. Does any body have experience with these and know which is the best one. Two of them are simmilar and the other two quite different. Prices go from 30 Pounds = $45 to $90

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Old 05-28-2010, 08:56 AM   #2
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I don't have any experience with any of the tools you mention. Are you opposed to using a utility knife and a drywall saw? These two simple cheap tools got me through a lot of drywalling.

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Why would you buy tools from England??? There are some good online places in the US where you would not have to pay an arm and a leg for shipping. Personally I like ordering tools off Ebay. Can get them really cheap and you can usually find a seller in the area.
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Drywall T-square, stanley utility knife, drywall saw( handsaw, keyhole, etc.) . That's all you need. No need to reinvent the wheel here.
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:16 AM   #5
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The tools you're looking at are for ripping sheets lengthwise. I don't think I'd spend upwards of $90 for a tool that you can use a utility knife to accomplish the same thing. Chalk a line the length of the board, score with knife, and snap. Then cut through the back paper. Pro hangers just use the utility knife hooked to their tape measure to rip sheets. There's a bit of a learning curve though so the chalk line is easier for the novice. Plus if your piece runs a bit out of square, you can account for that and chalk the line accordingly....
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Utility knife man, it all u need and a t-square

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