When someone has run an auto taper for a while, they know that the steady sound of clicking followed by a final *CLICK* as the blade cuts drywall tape is one of the most satisfying parts of running an automatic taper (besides all the time it saves you of course!). That being said, it takes time and effort to get the cadence and spacing of the cut down. Here is a short guide to when you should be cutting your drywall tape.
Besides priming an auto taper, cutting the tape at the right time is one of the most important aspects of applying tape in one slick pass. Cut too soon and there won’t have enough tape to reach the end of the joint. Cut too late and there will be an excess.
That’s it! Of course, it takes time to get the hang of an auto taper and every seam should be treated individually, but this rough guide should help in avoiding putting too little or too much tape down on each pass.
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