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Old 01-22-2009, 05:32 PM   #16
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I am interested in the X-200 But I didn't know the addition of the shield suddenly added $70 over the no shield model.

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Old 01-22-2009, 08:14 PM   #17
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BTW I looked at the green Lee cutter too one review from Amazon say it's not good at all and ended up using a saw.
Probably didn't read the instructions
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:49 AM   #18
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Then use a Roto-ZIP with a vacuum attachment. Be sure to use a decent shop-vac and you won't have hardly any cleanup.

Be warned however. You still need to use a drop-cloth under your work area, as the slug from the ceiling will fall free once you cut thru the entire circle. There will be some dust from that, but way less than open cutting would produce.
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the slug from the ceiling will fall free once you cut thru the entire circle
unless you screw a drywall screw into it to give you a 'handle' on it. =o)

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What's that thing....looks like something my doctor uses during my yearly physical...

If I'm dealing with drywall I prefer a circle cutter designed for recessed cans.... but a drywall saw always works in a pinch....
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:16 PM   #22
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By the time he reads all these suggestions he could have cut enough holes to wire the whole house and cleaned up the mess.
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I've used the rot-zip & the hold saw depending upon where I'm putting the light. I bought 6" cans for my great room. The 4" cans were like $20-30 each with trim. A 6 pak of 6" cans with everything was $45

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