BladeRunner – the pitchDec 9th, 2009 | By builder | Category: Tools
If you have ever installed drywall you know that nothing has changed in the way it is installed in the last twenty years. So when I saw the advertisement for the BladeRunner, I wanted to check it out. The concept seems simple enough. The tool is designed so that each half contains a sharp cutting blade that cuts the drywall as it is moved across it. The two halves are held together by rare-earth magnets which allow the two halves to act as one unit as it is slid across a sheet of drywall. As the blade advances, the two blades cut the drywall paper on both sides, which allows for a clean break. As the concept seems so simple, I am not sure why it has not shown up on the market before.
While it is advertised to save time, the question is it worth the asking price of $70.00? We will see.