Partitions, wall cladding or suspended ceilings can be made relatively easily with gypsum fiber boards. Before attaching, you need to cut the panels with the correct means. Read more on this topic in this article.
The correct cutting of the panels and how to do it
The processing of plasterboard is relatively simple and straightforward. In principle, straight cuts are made in a very simple way by first marking the material and then breaking it off at an edge. To ensure that you get the best possible results, there are a few things you should keep in mind:
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- It is best to work at a convenient height on a table so that you can work properly and get the best results.
- You can mark the desired edges with a special board scribe or with a sturdy blade knife. Be sure to use a stable guide.
- Then push the board with the pre-scored line directly to the edge of the work table or your work surface and break off the smaller part of the board over the edge.
Alternatively, you can also saw the plasterboard to size
You can also cut with a hand-held circular saw (€ 108.00 at Amazon *), a foxtail or a jigsaw. The latter is particularly suitable if you not only want to make straight cuts, but also round cutouts. With the jigsaw you are also able to drill larger bores for junction boxes, sockets or switches as well as those for other installation facilities. When sawing the panels, use a suitable saw blade with teeth that are not too coarse. If you want to use a hand-held circular saw, you work with a relatively low speed, an extraction system and an overrun. Use a fitting with a slightly finer toothing for this as well.
What else you should pay attention to when processing the gypsum fiber board
Always observe the general processing conditions for gypsum fiber boards in order to achieve good results. For example, you should not process the panels with an excessively high humidity of more than 80 percent. The room temperature should be at least five degrees Celsius. Also make sure that the panels have enough time to adapt to the room climate. It is best to wait at least 12 hours before processing.