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amakarevic 06-10-2007 04:00 PM

saber saw or cut-out tool
 
i am inclined to purchase a cut-out tool to make some holes in a baseboard for power outlets because it seems it seems more maneuverable than a saber saw (or jigsaw as some call it).

i was not sure if that is the right choice.

http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/to...productID=3058

thoughts ?

thanks,

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Speedy Petey 06-10-2007 07:06 PM

I haven't used my high $$ Bosch jig saw for electrical work in years.
I use my trusty Rotozip (same tool as in the link, different brand).
They just take a bit of getting used to.

JohnJ0906 06-10-2007 08:08 PM

I think the Rotozip (or cutout tool, same-same) would be the better choice, due to the tight quarters. As Speedy said, they do take some getting used to, so you might wish to practice before actually going at the baseboard.
Is this existing or new? If new, can you cut before installation?

amakarevic 06-10-2007 09:25 PM

perhaps a stupid question
 
it is an existing baseboard.

Q: does this tool require a separately drilled pilot hole or it can make its own ?

Speedy Petey 06-10-2007 10:09 PM

With a Saber bit you can plunge into almost any solid material. You have to "dip" the bit in. You cannot do a straight in plunge.

JohnJ0906 06-11-2007 05:28 AM

It might be easier to drill a pilot hole. Again, I found these need practice. (I break fewer bits with a pilot hole)

KUIPORNG 06-11-2007 10:54 AM

this may give you a good excuse to acquire this state of the art tool

http://www.amazon.com/Fein-MSX-636-2...1213753&sr=8-3


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