How do you score backer board?
Just so, which side of Hardibacker do you score?
when you score drywall you snap away from the scored side. In the hardibacker directions it says to snap TOWARD the scored side.
Beside above, can you cut Hardibacker with a circular saw? There are a few different power tools that you can use to cut cement backer board. Again, these will produce lots of dust, so protect yourself with goggles and a respirator. For straight cuts, use a circular saw fitted with a carbide-tipped wood-cutting blade, pushing the saw into the material with slow, even pressure.
Likewise, people ask, how do you cut small pieces of cement board?
Lay your cement board flat, and draw a line with a carpenter's pencil where you intend to cut. Then, place a straightedge along the line and drag either a drywall utility knife or a scoring tool against it. Repeat your cuts two to three times to make them deeper, which will make snapping the board easier.
What kind of screws do you use for Hardibacker?
Cement Board Screws are designed for attaching HardieBacker or equivalent fiber cement backerboard to wood or light gauge steel studs. Backer-On's patented serrated head design countersinks for flush seating at any angle, providing a smooth surface for tile.