A sawblade and locking pliers make an improvised tool for cutting drywall.
I was on a job recently and needed to cut an outlet box into drywall, but I didn’t have my jab saw. I did have a reciprocating-saw blade, though, and needle-nose locking pliers. I gripped the blade with the pliers and used my improvised jab saw to get the job done. It worked well enough that I now keep an extra recip blade in my tool kit for future emergencies.
—Seth Vasser, Washburn, Wis.
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #293