How to cut access holes with a multi-tool

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There are lots of scenarios where cutting perfect circular access holes in plasterboard is required. Whether you’re cutting holes for light fixtures, accommodating for drainage and waste pipes, or cutting holes for cables and wires. While these may sound like easy jobs, using the correct tool is essential to preventing common mishaps. For this reason, SMART have developed the 76mm Hole Saw, ideal for fast and precise access holes in plasterboard.

What is the SMART Hole Saw?

The Hole Saw is one of SMART’s latest innovations which is designed for fast, clean and precise access holes in plasterboard. Available in 65mm and 76mm, the SMART Hole Saw offers controlled cuts to minimise potential damage to hidden wires.

A major downside of using standard hole saws is their powerful high-speed blade rotation. Of course, this feature is definitely helpful in certain situations. But it can easily cause you to cut through hidden wires, leaving you with another problem on your hands.

So, when you’re unaware of the wires behind the wall you’re about to make a hole in, you can be confident with the SMART hole saw you’ll achieve the perfect cut without damaging any hidden wires. This is due to the oscillating action of the multi-tool making it much less likely to cut through a wire. Plus, the shallower depth of cut prevents you from even coming close to wires and cables.

Another benefit of using the SMART Hole Saw as opposed to a classic rotational one is the ability to cut precise holes in confined spaces, such as narrow cupboards. Therefore, this provides you with added versatility in what would usually be a tricky situation with a standard hole saw.

76mm Hole Saw access holes

 

How to cut an access hole with a multi-tool

  1. Set up

Firstly, check your requirements and attach the correct size hole saw to your multi-tool.

  1. Make the cut

Holding the multi-tool with both hands, turn on your multi-tool and begin to make your cut. A moderate amount of pressure is required, so rather than forcing the hole saw, focus on keeping it level.

What are your thoughts on the SMART Hole Saw? Comment below or post your feedback on our Facebook wall. Visit our store locator to find your local SMART stockist today.

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