A drywall saw also has some interesting names due to its unique sharp pointed shape. It is sometimes known as a keyhole saw due to its ability to be able to cut in weird positions like keyholes. As mentioned earlier, there are several types of drywall saws. The main categories being the manual and the electric saw. The electric saw like the jigsaw can be used to create shapes and cut the round-edged drywall. A jigsaw fitted with the course or the drywall-blade is easy to navigate curvy shapes on a drywall. It’s important to know your reason for the choice of the saw you intend to use, whether it’s an electric saw or a manual saw. However, the manual drywall saw is the easiest to use and much less complicated than the electric one.
You can use a drywall saw in shaping and cutting your material. Apart from just using it, like any other tool, it requires adequate care for it to be able to serve you well for a long time. You need to check the teeth well before use in order to avoid wearing and tearing of the drywall. It is also important to remember to sharpen the teeth if need be. Keep in mind that a drywall saw comes with two sides; the shape bladed side and the course side which has teeth. These teeth need to be aligned and straightened when necessary and the sharp bladed side needs sharpening to be able to cut well. You need to check and repair the handle before use. Check to see whether the screws are loose and if they ought to be fastened.
Normally saws are oiled to enable smooth cutting. Make sure you do the same with the drywall saw. Always make sure that the blade is straight. A well taken care of saw serves you best. Avoid using the saw on hard materials like metals or rocks since this will wear and spoil the teeth of the saw. Your drywall saw would better be used for the sole purpose for which it was bought and not on any other material so that it can be able to serve you long enough. It’s also important to be cautious when using your drywall saw to avoid unnecessary accidents. It has a sharp pointed nose that can be very dangerous if not handled with care, and like any other tool, keep it away from the children.