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In this Reciprocating Saw 101 video, This Old House contributor Mark Clement demonstrates how to demolish a wall. If you have open or easy access to a wall, cut with the blade right-side up. If you have reduced access, flip the blade around for a lower angle of attack. Make plunge cuts to remove drywall, then cut the fasteners to remove the studs.

Learn how to:

• Properly cut through and take down drywall

• Choose the optimal angle of attack

• Utilize the plunge-cut method

• Remove drywall

• Cut through fasteners

• Avoid cutting errors