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How to cut Ikebana® plasterboards

The cutting of plasterboard, including an ikebana® plate, can be done in different ways, the two main use the cutter or the saw for gypsum board, with specific teeth. In both cases, the cut must be perfectly clear. A plane cut for plasterboard may be necessary to complete the cut.

Necessary material

  • Metal ruler
  • Gloves
  • Cutter
  • Pencil
  • Plasterboard saw
  • Planer for plasterboard
  • 2 or 3 trestles

Cutter cutter

The plate must be cut across its entire width, on the desired cutting line.

Incise the plate across its entire width

1. The plate is placed between two or three trestles according to its length, put on the edge part a long metal ruler (or a profile) in correspondence with the desired line of cut. Incise the plate with the blade of a cutter over the entire width of the plate. Wear heavy gloves to avoid any risk of cuts. It suffices to start the thickness of the coating of the plate.

Break the plate by exerting a strong pressure on the part of the plate in overflow.

Break the plate

2. Squeeze the part of the plate to be detached and give a firm blow to break it on the fracture line you have just cut.

To be able to detach the excess piece of plate, cut the cardboard on the fracture line with a cutter.

Cut the cardboard under the plate

3. Cut the cardboard liner to the cutter on the other side of the plate following the fold of the cardboard. Use a new blade to avoid tearing the cardboard and getting a perfectly clean cut.

How to cut Ikebana® plasterboards: board

Detach the plate

4. Loosen the plate gradually to obtain a clean cut. Cut the cardboard coating gradually. This method of cutting has the advantage of not making dust and being very precise.

Saw cutting

After tracing the cut line, prime the sawing very slowly by first pulling the saw toward you.

Prime the sawing

1. The plate can be cut with a special saw, with special teeth, the shape of the teeth prevents clogging both by the cardboard than by the plaster. You should not use a hacksaw or hacksaw. Plaster tile saws have too coarse topping that will pull off the cladding. Attack sawing by giving the saw a very small angle to the plate.

Saw the plate with one hand, and lightly press on the plate of the other to avoid tightening on the blade.

Straighten the blade at the end of sawing

2. Saw the plate by gradually straightening the saw blade to the vertical. Blow off the plaster dust regularly so you do not lose sight of the cut line. Give the saw a maximum amplitude to prevent it from getting stuck.

Do not be surprised at the end of sawing: hold the chute firmly to separate it from the plate.

Hold the fall at the end of sawing

3. Hold the plate portion firmly at the end of sawing to prevent it from falling and breaking on the ground. You can use it in your realization. Do not let it fall on your feet (hence the interest of reinforced-toed shoes)!

To obtain a perfectly clean edge (essential in some laying configurations), give a light blow of plane for plasterboard.

Giving a plane shot on the song

4. For a perfect finish, give a light touch of planer on the edge that has just been sawn. Use a specific planer for plasterboard (its sole looks like a kind of big cheese grater).

(photos / visuals: © Ikebana, except special mention)

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