The 10 Best Drywall Saws

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in October of 2018. Without the appropriate tool, making small, precise cuts in drywall is more difficult than you may think. This list features handheld jab saws with jagged, tapered blades as well as electric cutout power tools, for faster, more efficient cutting. Both styles will come in handy for drywall professionals and do-it-yourself folks who need to carve out detailed holes or create compact openings. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Makita XDS01Z

2. WilFiks Pro

3. Milwaukee 2527-20

Editor's Notes

October 31, 2018:

The Stanley 15-556 stood out as a quality, affordable option for an occasional user on a budget. Included the GreatNeck 4932 to provide a double-edged model. As for electric saws, reports indicated that the DeWalt DC550B and Milwaukee 2527-20 are both powerful and efficient, but the Makita XDS01Z’s versatility and laundry list of features made it the clear top option.

4. QLT By Marshalltown SGDA32

5. DeWalt DC550B

6. Stanley 15-556

7. Shark Rockeater

8. Ryobi P515

9. GreatNeck 4932

10. DeWalt Combo

Sam Kraft
Last updated by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.

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