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How can I cut 3/4 inch thick drywall with a dremel cutting disc? cutting drywall pieces from a full sheet to replace on my ceiling and walls. .? cover the dremel with plastic sleeve watch its temp.?

Pieces needed are 4 to 8 feet long and 6 inches wide. I do not have the strength in my hands and arms to score the drywall with a utility knife and snap off the pieces needed. Thank you!

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I don't think a Dremel has enough power to do what your after. However there is a larger rotary tool made by several different company's mine is made Dewalt works great fairly inexpensive and will do what you need.

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