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Cool tool to cut drywall for installing receptacles
Posted by: gadje
Date: February 14, 2023 08:30PM
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I need to cut drywall in a few places to run network wires, but I don't think i will spend $45 for this tool.

Now if I had to do several dozen of these, maybe.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/14/2023 08:43PM by gadje.
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Re: Cool tool to cut drywall for installing receptacles
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: February 14, 2023 08:38PM
slick!

I'd buy one if I was doing more than a couple of boxes.



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Re: Cool tool to cut drywall for installing receptacles
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 14, 2023 08:43PM
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gadje
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I need to cur drywall in a few places to run network wires, but I don't think i will spend $45 for this tool.

Now if I had to do several dozen of these, maybe.

Yeah, thats my assessment.

My favorite part of running ethernet through my walls - NEVER thinking about my home network. Because it just works.



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Re: Cool tool to cut drywall for installing receptacles
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: February 14, 2023 08:49PM
Verrrry nice! Think I want one, even though I don't need one or even have an oscillating tool.
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Re: Cool tool to cut drywall for installing receptacles
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: February 14, 2023 08:58PM
Just oscillating tools in general...that and Sawzalls...where were they when I was younger?

Not to mention I bought my son a cordless Milwaukee finish nailer for Christmas...that thing is super sweet. Perfect nails every time without setting up the compressor.



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Re: Cool tool to cut drywall for installing receptacles
Posted by: GGD
Date: February 14, 2023 09:55PM
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Markintosh
Just oscillating tools in general...that and Sawzalls...where were they when I was younger?

My first memory of an oscillating saw was in the 1980s when I had broken my leg. They used one to cut the cast off, and before cutting showed me how it couldn't cut skin.
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Re: Cool tool to cut drywall for installing receptacles
Posted by: gadje
Date: February 14, 2023 09:59PM
They used one to cut the cast off, and before cutting showed me how it couldn't cut skin.

I didn't know that. Now that you say it, it makes sense.
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Re: Cool tool to cut drywall for installing receptacles
Posted by: datbeme
Date: February 14, 2023 10:02PM
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Carnos Jax
Verrrry nice! Think I want one, even though I don't need one or even have an oscillating tool.

When I read the original post, I was thinking "what's the point?" While I don't love the idea of cutting into drywall, doing this task with a $8 drywall saw is dirt simple.

But after watching the video, I totally want one of these! It would further justify the fact that do own an oscillating tool.
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Re: Cool tool to cut drywall for installing receptacles
Posted by: Forrest
Date: February 14, 2023 10:59PM
Harbor Freight sells the outlet cutting tool for $17.99 Link
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Re: Cool tool to cut drywall for installing receptacles
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 14, 2023 11:46PM
Nice. My cordless reciprocating tool is rapidly replacing my hacksaw. And scraper. And corner sander…
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Re: Cool tool to cut drywall for installing receptacles
Posted by: Bernie
Date: February 15, 2023 04:11AM
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Re: Cool tool to cut drywall for installing receptacles
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: February 15, 2023 06:27AM
I convinced the boss we needed one at work since we're always doing remodeling. So I just borrow it when I need it.



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Re: Cool tool to cut drywall for installing receptacles
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: February 15, 2023 07:20AM
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GGD
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Markintosh
Just oscillating tools in general...that and Sawzalls...where were they when I was younger?

My first memory of an oscillating saw was in the 1980s when I had broken my leg. They used one to cut the cast off, and before cutting showed me how it couldn't cut skin.

Beat me to it. Exact same experience at an Orthopedist office.
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Re: Cool tool to cut drywall for installing receptacles
Posted by: Acer
Date: February 15, 2023 09:04AM
You can hand me the fanciest new-fangled auto drywall tool in existence, and I'll still miss the box by half an inch.
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Re: Cool tool to cut drywall for installing receptacles
Posted by: lost in space
Date: February 15, 2023 09:24AM
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GGD
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Markintosh
Just oscillating tools in general...that and Sawzalls...where were they when I was younger?

My first memory of an oscillating saw was in the 1980s when I had broken my leg. They used one to cut the cast off, and before cutting showed me how it couldn't cut skin.

They were in use in the 60s. I still have the burn scars.



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Re: Cool tool to cut drywall for installing receptacles
Posted by: GGD
Date: February 15, 2023 03:05PM
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lost in space
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GGD
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Markintosh
Just oscillating tools in general...that and Sawzalls...where were they when I was younger?

My first memory of an oscillating saw was in the 1980s when I had broken my leg. They used one to cut the cast off, and before cutting showed me how it couldn't cut skin.

They were in use in the 60s. I still have the burn scars.

It looks like the Cast Saw was the origin of the modern oscillating saw, and it became mainstream once it's patent expired around 2009.

It started around 1967 looking like this.


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Since its founding in 1867, Wilhelm Emil Fein had been inventing products as a pioneering electrical engineer, from developments on Bell’s telephone to the first electric hand drill. This continued for many years, including the design and manufacture of many types of power tools. But in 1967, Fein looked beyond the trades world and identified a common issue in the medical profession: how to remove plaster casts easily without cutting the patient.

Instead of rotation—like the way circular and drop saws work, for example—Fein utilised an oscillating action for the blade. As we know, rotating objects will cut. Oscillating objects will only cut certain things – harder objects; oscillating blades need the resistance from harder surfaces to work, much like the resistance needed for a ball-point pen to dispense ink. Consequently, this style of blade and tool will cut the plaster, and less likely human skin, apart from the occasional minor burn.

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And in the ensuing years, Fein tweaked the unit to accommodate several types of attachments, and the MultiMaster was launched to a market of serious tradespeople who were looking for a premium multi-purpose power tool. This exclusivity remained this way for decades—the unit considered the domain of high-end professional consumer—until Fein’s patent for the oscillating mechanism expired in 2009.

Since ’09, big hitters such as Bosch, Milwaukee, Porter Cable and even Dremel have released their own version of the product. And an explosion in the OEM market saw the shelves at hardware stores fill up with budget-conscious options from Ozito, AEG and the like.

Fein still stand, however, head and shoulders above the copyists. Still made in Germany, Fein’s products are being constantly improved via strict R&D processes, and continue to bring new ways for trades to carry out their work easier and quicker. In recent years, Fein were the first to introduce tool-free attachment change, eliminating the need for the fiddly hex key – the Starlock Plus system. And their Lithium-Ion battery life is one of the longest on the market.
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Re: Cool tool to cut drywall for installing receptacles
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: February 15, 2023 03:16PM
If you do various projects around the house, a multi or oscillating tool is a great investment. My wife got a deal on a Fein model years ago as a gift for me. With the different accessories, including various sanding attachments, it's been a tool that has paid for itself.
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