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Old 05-11-2012, 04:12 AM   #1
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Quick question for other residential electricians.

When boxing out is there a better tool than a hand saw because I'm pretty positive there is an easier way than constant cutting in dry wall and it looking ugly.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:06 AM   #2
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Quick question for other residential electricians.

When boxing out is there a better tool than a hand saw because I'm pretty positive there is an easier way than constant cutting in dry wall and it looking ugly.

Multi tool
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Yep. MultiTool.

To me, 'boxing out' means installing all the boxes in new construction, not installing an old-work box.
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Roto zip is my weapon of choice. Multi tool will give you a cleaner look though.
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I use a roto-zip because that is what I have...when it releases the holy ghost like the last 2 roto-zips I bought, it will be replaced with a multi
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Handsaw. I hate the horrible dust cloud that Rotozips make. Besides, most sheetrock cuts like butter nowadays.
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I use a shop-vac attachment on my Roto-zip. No dust clouds at all!
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I use a shop-vac attachment on my Roto-zip. No dust clouds at all!

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I use a saw.. using a power tool in a closed wall is looking for trouble.. IMO

Too many things can go wrong if you are not careful..

I never thought using a hand saw was "slow"..

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I'll bet it is fun cutting boxes in with that....
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I only cut on the forward stroke with a drywall saw. Lift the saw as you retract. The end result will be much cleaner.
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And for drilling.....

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And for drilling.....

I used one of them before battery operated tools were on the market..

If I had one or two holes to drill.. it was easier and faster using that with a 12" extension..
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Since I bought the milwaukee set it's hackzall for me. hand saw for fine tuning.
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Cutting into a finished wall is one thing I never rush.. unless I want to look like a rookie trying to explain my mistake..
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Cutting into a finished wall is one thing I never rush.. unless I want to look like a rookie trying to explain my mistake..
Or giving the customer a quad where they wanted a duplex.
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Recip saw or jab saw

Trying to talk coworker into getting a oscillating tool and/or rotary saw. I also don't call multi-purpose oscillating tools "multi tools" either. Only reason, I call my Leathermans multi-tools and don't want to intermingle the two.
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I also don't call multi-purpose oscillating tools "multi tools" either. Only reason, I call my Leathermans multi-tools and don't want to intermingle the two.

I've never seen a leatherman tool with a cord
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