How-To Cut Drywall

By RYOBI Nation

SKILL
easy

Complete your home reno with this drywall cutting how-to!

Tools

  • Rotary Tool

Accessories

  • 4 PC. MULTI-PURPOSE ROTARY CUTTING GUIDE KIT
  • Black Fine Point Permanent Workshop Marker
  • SMOOTH FLAME MATERIAL REMOVAL BURR

Materials

  • Drywall
  • Electrical Outlet Box

Steps

Step 1

Mark where the desired cut will be.

Tracing electrical box

Step 2

Insert the 1/8" Guide Drywall Cutting Bit, then screw on Cutting Guide Attachment.

Tools

1/8" Drywall Cutting Bit, Attachment
Inserting accessory

Step 3

Set the Cutting Guide Attachment to 3/4".

Tools

Attachment, Rotary Tool
Adjusting height of cutting guide

Step 4

Plunge into the drywall, then trace the outline.

Tools

Rotary Tool, Cutting Attachment, 1/8" Drywall Cutting Bit

Materials

Drywall
Cutting drywall

Step 5

Use the Smooth Taper Material Removal Burr to refine the edges.

Tools

Rotary Tool, Smooth Taper Material Removal Burr

Materials

Drywall
Refining cutout