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Old 08-22-2013, 08:17 AM   #1
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Where you have a surface with a 1-1/2" offset... Would you cut the 1" strip of drywall to fit the side edge of the offset?

Note the outside corner bead will overlap the inside corner tape... or even use a metal inside corner bead, seat that, then put the outside corner bead over that?

If you would do the strips, has anyone ripped them on a table saw? With the diamond blades you'd use for cutting concrete board siding of course, not a toothed blade.

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Got a picture of what your trying to cover?
Never use a table saw! The gypsum dust will shorten the life of the motor.
Stick with a utility knife, for that narrow a cut I'd be supporting the drywall laying flat on saw horse's with 2 X 4's laying flat on top of them.
When trying to do any narrow inside or outside corner I try to plan it out so the narrow cut is as wide as possible first then do the wider section second.

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For narrow rips I use a plastic speed square. Put the knife on the desired measurement and run it along.

Generally I would put the drywall on the front surface first, making it now 2", then the strip then the drywall on the back surface.
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I just happen to own one of these so that's what I use.
http://malcoproducts.com/product/roo...ls-vinyl/sider

Just using your hand to guide it along the edge works ok.
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Alright here's a pic.


Would you do A or B? i.e. do you need the little strip at all if the corner beads will overlap and bond to each other anyways?
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The Sider device is kinda neat... I'll get one of those! I could also just make a fixed width jig out of a couple pcs of scrap plywood.
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Im no drywall expert but I'd be inclined to do A but without that small piece of drywall. I'd just put the corner bead, tape the corner, and float the 1" section.
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That slider is neat, would be great for siding!!!!!

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