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echobravo 01-07-2013 12:57 PM

what are you techniques for trimming drywall
 
lets say, you cut a piece of drywall but you need to adjust one side just a tiny bit (for sake of arguement lets say 1/4" or less)
what ways do you "trim" it down?

do you use a drywall planer or do you use a utility knife and just shave it down and keep fitting it up as you go
or do you do something else?

ToolSeeker 01-07-2013 02:01 PM

SURFORM hand plane

Trucon01 01-07-2013 02:06 PM

Would this work for you??

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UOscwWfEy9I

Maintenance 6 01-07-2013 02:53 PM

10-4 on the Surform hand plane.

princelake 01-07-2013 07:20 PM

yup you can use a rasp or i take my knife and cut a V then cut down the V to what i need if you get what i mean.

drywallfinisher 01-07-2013 08:24 PM

rasp it!

coupe 01-07-2013 08:40 PM

try to not cut it so tight. a small crack is better than forcing it in

oh'mike 01-07-2013 09:06 PM

I usually take the knife and slice a bevel cut from the back--then another from the front and a third to remove the peak of gypsum---then a quick cleanup with the rasp---

to much removal with the rasp and you end up with a bunch of paper shreds that need cleaning up with the knife---

Fix'n it 01-07-2013 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trucon01 (Post 1088350)

this is what i use, and it works very well, except for below. i just try to not need it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1088643)

to much removal with the rasp and you end up with a bunch of paper shreds that need cleaning up with the knife---


princelake 01-07-2013 10:25 PM

oh'mike thats exactly what i do. i dont always my rasp with me. i normally dry fit a piece with my knife still in my hand/ handy so its quicker that way

oh'mike 01-08-2013 06:39 AM

Sometimes, I'll screw in the sheet with the mismatched cut overlapping the next sheet---then run my roto-zip along the seam to remove the excess.

echobravo 01-08-2013 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ToolSeeker (Post 1088348)
SURFORM hand plane

thats what i used. i just wanted to make sure i wasnt overkilling it

thanks for the feedback :)

jeffnc 01-09-2013 04:04 AM

It takes a different technique to cut out a section of only 1/4" - I think it's explained in Myron Ferguson's book. If not there, maybe finehomebuilding.com. Bottom line, a quarter inch is a lot to be rasping so I'd prefer to cut.

trungkieubinty 01-11-2013 07:46 PM

Any one know the best wall scanner for mesh wire plaster?
Thanks

oh'mike 01-11-2013 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by trungkieubinty (Post 1091296)
Any one know the best wall scanner for mesh wire plaster?
Thanks

If you are looking for a stud finder that can read through plaster and mesh? You are not going to find one--sorry---look for nails in the base moldings or drill holes and hope to hit a stud----


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