How to Cut Cement Backer Board Video

A Few Simple tips on Cutting Cement Backer Board

By Mark J. Donovan

In this video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus shows how to cut cement backer board.

Warning: When cutting cement backer board always wear eye protection. It is also advisable to wear a good pair of work gloves.

Cement backer board is a tough and abrasive material. Although you can use a skill saw to cut cement backer board, I do not recommend it. The saw will throw cement dust everywhere.

Instead you can cut cement backer board with a scoring knife for straight cuts, and a drill and jig saw for punch out holes.

In this video I show you how to use these tools to easily cut cement backer board without spreading dust all over the work area.

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