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From Beginning to Advanced: Blogs on Industry and Manufacturing

Greetings! My name is Adam. I work in the advertising industry as a brand developer. I also teach surfing lessons and spend a lot of time volunteering with an animal hospital. When I was on a gap year, I took a job in a pen factory. Through that experience, I learned a great deal about how pens were made, but I also learned a lot about industrial work and manufacturing in general. In this blog, I plan to write about all aspects of these topics, and I hope that this information is interesting and informative to you. Please, grab a tea and start looking around. If you like my blogs, share them. Thanks.

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Tools to use when working with plasterboard

by Daniel Wilson

Plasterboard is a common material used by many people doing renovation work in their homes. It's a wall material with both insulating and noise reducing qualities that can be used for both walls and ceilings. Plaster boarding isn't a very complicated procedure and can be done by most people that have some experience in home renovations. However, in order to do the best plaster boarding job possible, it's important you're using the right type of tools. In order to do so there are a few things you should know about different tools.

Plasterboard saw 

You will most likely have to saw your plasterboard at least once during your project to fit them appropriately to your wall. An ordinary wood saw can work also for plasterboard. You should consider using a saw that is as finely toothed as possible to give the cut smooth edges. However, using a wood saw can be harmful to the saw itself, as sawing plasterboard can dull it down significantly after just a short amount of time. If you need to use a saw more than once, you should consider buying a plasterboard saw. These are usually available for purchase from plasterboard suppliers. It might be an expense you haven't accounted for in your boarding project, but it's cheaper to buy an appropriate saw from the start than to be forced to sharpen or buy new wood saws that has gone blunt from sawing the plasterboard.

Plasterboard hammer

You should also consider getting a plasterboard hammer for your plaster boarding project. This is like an ordinary hammer, which you'll need if you're sticking the plasterboard to the wall with nails, but with an axe-like backside. The backside is used for creating an initial cut in the plasterboard before sawing it, which is a major advantage that saves you a lot of time in case you need to start sawing in the middle of the board. If you have to cut a hole in the plasterboard, possibly to fit an electrical outlet, you should consider getting a plasterboard hammer.

Sealant gun

Sealing the plasterboard is important to make sure the material isn't affected by moisture or other substances that can cause it to break or discolour. You should ask your plasterboard suppliers for advice on what sealant that's best to use for your particular project. An important tool to have for this part of the process is a sealant gun. This makes sealing more precise and also comes with a safety advantage, as you won't have to keep your hands anywhere near the sealant that might harm your skin. 

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