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    Blade Runner

    If you have a lot of sheetrock to hang, this looks like a pretty cool tool.

    BLADE RUNNER LINK

    Randy

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    OK, now that is very cool, $80, not cheap, but yeah, if you had a lot to do, certainly would be worth it.

    Must be some serious magnets in that thing.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Hi Stu

    great looking tool. Wish I had it before I started the drywalling in my shop. I used 2 layers of 5/8 sheetrock and boy its has been a mission. i think the price point for the tool is too high. But for the trade I guess it is not an issue. Maybe there will be a home market version at some point. Thanks for sharing. I might consider this when I do the basement.
    cheers

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    Looks like it could save some time, I agree that $80 would be high for a DIYer, unless you had a lot to do.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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    How often do you cut circles in drywall. It looks like it would take some time to get used to it. Love how they make it look so easy.

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    Scoring both sides of Drywall

    Guys after seeing this post this morning and with a day of drywall ahead of me in the shop, I tried out the idea of scoring the drywall both sides for some pieces i was cutting to "fit" into a space.
    If you ever want a really good cut try it yourself. I used my stanley knief and drywall square and cut shallow on both sides. Sure enough great snap off. Learnt something great today.

    I think I am going to try and make one of these with bought magnets like the type lee valley sell. I will put some old used stanley blades in that I will take the edge off and see if just for fun I can get to make a homemade version.
    cheers

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    Keep us posted on the homemade version, Rob. I have some dry wall projects coming up as well.

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