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Cutting in boxes in panelling #68894
08/20/06 10:52 PM
08/20/06 10:52 PM
Theelectrikid  Offline OP
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Hoow do you guys cut in an old-work box (sorry for the DIYer term) with wood panelling? I know a matte knife isn't a good idea, as evidenced by a scar my father has from cutting one into a wall for our A/C. So fess up, how do you guys do it?

Thanks,
Ian A.


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Re: Cutting in boxes in panelling #68895
08/20/06 11:02 PM
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Re: Cutting in boxes in panelling #68896
08/21/06 01:27 AM
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If it is wood paneling, a drywall saw works ok, a finer tooth saw works better.

Mark out the four corners. Drill inside and then use a saw... even a hacksaw blade will work.

Re: Cutting in boxes in panelling #68897
08/21/06 11:15 AM
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Thanks Guys.

Ian A.


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