How to cut a notch in stud work

Rapid Wood Blade notch cut

When you’re putting up a stud wall you might sometimes find yourself needing to cut a notch into the wood stud to route pipes and wiring. While cutting notches in wood studs isn’t a complicated task, it helps to use a high-quality tool to achieve clean, fast cuts. Luckily, SMART have developed the Rapid Wood Blade which is ideal tool quickly cutting notches.

What is the Rapid Wood Blade?

The award-winning Rapid Wood blade is a brilliant timber cutting multi-tool blade. Part of the ‘Rapid Wood’ blade range, this is designed for very quickly cutting through timber, much faster than a standard wood blade. The design includes a curved tip to provide maximum accuracy, along with a unique SMARTCUT design. This allows you to cut faster, neater and deeper than any other wood blade on the market. Even through 2-inch pieces of timber!

This also gives you a very smooth start without the directional pull of a standard wood blade. Therefore, increasing the accuracy of the cut.

The Rapid Wood blade is available in a 67mm blade depth or the standard 51mm blade depth. The 67mm Rapid Wood Blade is one of the longest wood blades on the market and optimises the cutting depth and quality of the cut. This tool is perfect for clean and accurate cuts in confined spaces, which would typically be a struggle with standard hand tools.

How to cut a notch in a wood stud

  1. Measure and mark

Measure and mark the required notch to improve the accuracy of the cut.

  1. Cut your mark

Attach the Rapid Wood Blade to your multi-tool and begin to cut your mark. Be sure to allow the blade to do the work for you by applying minimal pressure.

Top tip: When plunge cutting into wood, try and make space for the blade to get rid of the waste by moving the blade side to side slightly to create a small amount of space either side of the hole. 

See the Rapid Wood Blade in action as we demonstrate how to cut a notch in a wood stud below. Find your local SMART stockist here.

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