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jeffmattero76

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Wow, by sawzall you a "reciprocating saw". A reciprocating saw with a reciprocating action is great to cut drywall (without any precision) in voided spaces. But, yeah, it could be used if I add nailers and do not use the stud as base for the new drywall at all. It is a different approach

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If you use a flexible blade, you simply ride along the side of the stud. You will get a perfect cut every time. Not sure why you think there will be no precision.
 

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If you use a flexible blade, you simply ride along the side of the stud. You will get a perfect cut every time. Not sure why you think there will be no precision.
Yeah, I got the point. Neat and fast. The only problem is that I could not use the stud itself to support the drywall, and instead would have to blocks
 

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They may have been dealing with warped studs and just space it out.

In new houses I to would use a sawsall but some older drywall had asbestos in it so a knife is a better bet.
Yeah, maybe the stud was somewhat crooked. I will cut the other portion in order to have confirmation.

I even considered that maybe in the 50s they had sheetrock with wood strips added to them.
 

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Yeah, I got the point. Neat and fast. The only problem is that I could not use the stud itself to support the drywall, and instead would have to blocks
Is using nailer blocks a problem? If so, why?
 

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Is using nailer blocks a problem? If so, why?
No, it is not a problem at all. Actually, I will them. I plan on using a pocket jig to create a very sturdy joint between the nailer and the current studs.

It seems that trying to cut the drywall deadly center would be more work anyways...
 

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Pocket jig may be a little overboard. I would toe nail or toe screw them to the existing studs but it really makes no differencehow you attach them. Good luck.
 

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