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#62524 - 02/17/06 04:40 PM remodel box cutter system
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does anyone have one of these http://www.pythontools.com it seems like a great and well made tool little expensive though
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#62525 - 02/17/06 05:23 PM Re: remodel box cutter system
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Wow! That thing looks awsome. A little exspensive and bulky. I don't think I would want to hall that into someones house for just cutting in a few outlets, maybe a dozen cans.
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#62526 - 02/18/06 08:34 AM Re: remodel box cutter system
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Registered: 08/26/04
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Loc: New Jersey (South Jersey)
I will have my helper just hold the shop vac hose under me while i cut the wall , we can call it dust free for free!! What a scam more crap to carry around and im sure those tempplates will lose their shape after time.
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#62527 - 02/18/06 09:40 AM Re: remodel box cutter system
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Loc: NJ
I'll stick with my rotozip/cordless vac setup....sure it "costs" more per hole (60 cents vs.$22.90 )....but I can use each tool for other purposes...so maybe it actually "costs" less ($595 - Perfect Cutter vs. $130 - Rotozip/$100 and Cordless vac/$30).
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#62528 - 02/18/06 12:23 PM Re: remodel box cutter system
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Registered: 10/10/03
Posts: 259
Loc: Arlington MA U.S.
I bet I can cut holes with the roto zip twice as fast. I cut through a angled head vac attachment for a dust free job
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#62529 - 02/19/06 08:32 AM Re: remodel box cutter system
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Loc: Holden, MA USA
I love when someone points out something new. It is immediately dismissed. Hillarious.
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#62530 - 02/19/06 10:15 AM Re: remodel box cutter system
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Registered: 06/09/05
Posts: 73
Loc: Los Angeles CA USA
electricman,
I know what you mean every time I go into the supply house looking for something new they look at me like I'm crazy. They don't even consider stocking them because no one will touch it.
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#62531 - 02/19/06 10:51 AM Re: remodel box cutter system
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Registered: 01/22/05
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I really like the idea behind this product. I find the accuracy of your holes to make a real difference, and cut-in boxes have just enough things poking out to make any simple rectanglular hole somewhat sloppy- resulting in a box that can wiggle in the hole.
In short, as I see it, it is the templates that make the system.

Integral dust collection is also a plus; on some jobs, it's simply critical. I've had ninnies complain about "dust in the air" hours after cutting a single hole with a hand saw- even though I vacuumed immediately!
Likewise, not every vacuum will survive an encounter with gypsum dust.

As for powered cutters, I have had mixed results. Some throw a LOT of dust into the air. The Dremel just doesn't seem to have enough power. All of them make it far to easy to either cut into a pipe in the wall, or straddle a stud with your hole.

This guy just might have something really useful!
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#62532 - 02/20/06 09:31 AM Re: remodel box cutter system
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Registered: 03/11/04
Posts: 76
Loc: Lexington,Ky, USA
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#62533 - 02/20/06 02:09 PM Re: remodel box cutter system
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Loc: Palo Alto, CA, USA
My take is that his gadget is a nice $200-$300 tool--that's a price at which he might sell a bunch. At what he wants for it, I suspect that he isn't going to get a whole lot of sales.
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