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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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Jig saws are not made to cut through aluiminum espescially that size. That is really thick and it sounds like you have worn out the motor trying to cut it. If the saws are hot. Let them cool down then proceed but like I metioned before you are putting a lot of stress on something not made to cut aluminum even with a metal cutting blade

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