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    Master the Basics of Drywall: Cutting Drywall. With a few simple tools and special techniques you'll be cutting drywall like a pro in no time. Plus we'll show you how to plan your installation to make the best use of materials and avoid waste. By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine.

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Master the Basics of Drywall: Cutting Drywall. With a few simple tools and special techniques you'll be cutting drywall like a pro in no time. Plus we'll show you how to plan your installation to make the best use of materials and avoid waste. By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine.