Easy Way To Cut Big Drywall In 30 Seconds

  • 01 of 03

    Score Drywall with Utility Knife

    Make the Score on the Drywall
    Make the Score on the Drywall. © Lee Wallender

    Cutting large sheets (4' x 8') of drywall can be a hassle. A sheet of drywall can weigh over 50 pounds. Not only that, drywall is wobbly and hard to manage.

    But you can cut entire lengths of drywall easily, even without setting the sheets flat on the floor.

    Get your 48" drywall square. Square the "T" end with the left side of the drywall. With your utility knife, score a line as far as you can.

    Next, square up on the right side. Complete the score.

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  • 02 of 03

    Break Drywall Sheet Firmly

    Score Paper on Drywall
    Hit Drywall Sheet with Knee From the Back Side. Lee Wallender

    Now, here's where it gets interesting.

    Put your sheet of drywall on end. Reverse the sheet so that you are facing the back of the drywall (the unscored side).

    Roughly locate the score area. With your knee, hit the drywall. This is no time for indecisiveness: give it a firm pop.

    The drywall will break perfectly along the score line.

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  • 03 of 03

    Complete the Cut and Separate

    Score Paper on Drywall
    Score Paper on Drywall. Lee Wallender

    Now you're practically done. The sheet of drywall will even stand on end by itself.

    Remain on the back (unscored) side of the drywall.

    Bend the two scored sections so that they are 90 degrees to each other. With your utility knife, cut the paper on the back side of the drywall.

    That's it! You're done.