This allows you to chamfer cut edges on plasterboard correctly

If you want to process and fix cut plasterboard correctly, it is essential to bevel it before installing it on the wall or ceiling. This prevents the penetration of the filler between the plates.

Plasterboard and its processing and cutting

Gypsum plasterboards are often used indoors to provide walls or ceilings with a new surface that is easily painted or wallpapered. The correct processing of the plates also includes their cutting, which can be done in a relatively simple manner, but does not include the very important chamfering. The point here is to provide the cutting edge with two small bevelled surfaces called chamfers. This will break the sharp edges off the panels for the wall and ceiling trim. These chamfers are very important for the subsequent processing and filling of plasterboard.

Ways to attach this chamfer to the plasterboard

You have several options to provide the cut edges of the plates with the necessary chamfer, so to be chamfered. The simplest is to use a commercially available craft knife and slightly bevel the sharp edge of the cutting edge. However, this is not necessarily an elegant method. It is very tedious, and you get relatively odd and sometimes frayed edges. It is therefore best to use a so-called edge planer to produce clean edges with chamfers. This is very easy to use because it contains two knives attached at an angle of 22.5 or 45 degrees to the support surface. You can thus chamfer at one cutting edge in one step, always with the same angle and chamfer thickness. The edge planer offers you the following advantages:

  • You can chamfer the plates at exactly the same angles.
  • They do not get odd chamfers or accidentally cut too deeply into the plates.
  • With the useful tool you can save a lot of time and effort.
  • The later filling of the plasterboard can be done easier and more uniform.
  • They prevent later putty between the plates can occur.

Use an edge planer

You can smooth the cut and broken edges created during cutting with little effort and effort. This gives you chamfered plasterboard, where the cut edges are barely different from those that have been factory-installed. The plates can be processed much easier.

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