How to trim plasterboard with a multi-tool

Trim plasterboard with a multi-tool

Plasterboard is a remarkably versatile material that is used for a variety of scenarios. Whether you need to install a ceiling or dry-line a wall, plasterboard has become the standard material to use in construction projects. Although it can be cut with basic tools, such as a utility knife, we wanted to share a unique use of the SMART 32mm Fine Tooth blade which tradespeople have found to be a useful tool to cut plasterboard.

What is the 32mm Fine Tooth blade?

SMART have developed a multi-tool accessory that makes trimming plasterboard a breeze. Known as the Fine Tooth blade, this blade is designed for most timber cutting scenarios. However, it’s just as effective at trimming and cutting plasterboard. This multi-tool accessory features a 32mm blade with the ability to cut up to 42mm deep. With a smaller tooth design, this blade provides fast and controlled cuts with a neat finish.

Tools to cut plasterboard

There are a number of various knifes and saws that have specifically been designed for cutting plasterboard. Therefore, if you are on a budget, these tools would be ideal.

For example, a utility saw is one of the most common tools which is achieved by simply scoring and snapping the plasterboard. Although this is an effective tool, it’s not practical when small and precise cuts are required. Plus, poor scoring can lead to breaking the panels, so practising this method is recommended.

Another alternative tool to use is a drywall saw. While they are somewhat suitable, they don’t offer precise cuts. Plus, using this tool to cut a large area of plasterboard would be rather labour intensive and time consuming.

However, if you own a multi-tool and are looking for a fast and effective way to trim precise and intricate cuts, the Fine Tooth blade is the perfect tool.

How to cut plasterboard with a multi-tool

  1. Mark your cut line

Use a pencil to measure and mark the required cut.

  1. Attach the blade to your multi-tool

Once you are happy the cut line is accurate, attach the Fine Tooth blade to your multi-tool.

  1. Make your cut

Glide the blade through the cut line with minimal pressure, allowing the multi-tool to do the work.

See the Fine Tooth blade in action below as we demonstrate how to cut plasterboard with a multi-tool. Want to try it for yourself? Find your local SMART stockist today.

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