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Old 01-15-2010, 08:02 AM   #1
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I'm installing drywall now in my basement and I'm wondering what is the best way to shave/plane/trim the drywall edges especially when drywall goes in between walls and it does not go quite right in and need to remove about 1/4" or 1/8". I've been using utility knife and just run it along the edges but this gives me an uneven/wavy edges. I know it'll be covered later with tape but if there is way to make it straight, I'll take it.

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Old 01-15-2010, 08:59 AM   #2
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There's a tool called a drywall rasp. Very inexpensive.

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How does it work? I plan on cutting my drywall straight across horizontally and then down verticall. Just replacing part of my drywall as you can see here: How should I proceed? (Pics inside)

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Old 01-15-2010, 12:03 PM   #4
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you just run the rasp along the side like you would plan a board, they work great. below is a link to show you what one looks like, you can pick one up just as cheap at any hardware store. http://www.amazon.com/Hyde-HYDE-0998...3578309&sr=1-6

Also for taping and mudding I found the following site very helpful on the proper methods, http://www.drywallinfo.com/
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:41 PM   #5
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Those look just like a stanley surform tool. Probably the same thing. They do work great on drywall.
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[quote=rocketdoctor;383349]you just run the rasp along the side like you would plan a board, they work great. below is a link to show you what one looks like, you can pick one up just as cheap at any hardware store. http://www.amazon.com/Hyde-HYDE-0998...3578309&sr=1-6
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