How to cut an inspection hole with a multi-toolPosted on December 15th 2021 in All Blogs
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When you need to investigate behind a plasterboard wall, cutting an inspection hole will allow you to see where pipes and wires are located. However, if you need to repair the wall afterwards, using the right tools to cut a clean inspection hole will allow you to easily patch the wall up afterwards. For this reason, SMART have developed the 65mm Hole Saw for your multi-tool which is ideal for fast and precise controlled cuts in plasterboard every time.
What is the SMART Hole Saw?
The hole saw is one of SMART’s latest innovations which is designed for quick, clean, and precise access holes through plasterboard. Available in 65mm and 76mm, the SMART Hole Saw offers controlled cuts to minimise potential damage to hidden wires and allow you to make precise cuts, perfect for inspection holes.
One major downside to standard hole saws is their powerful high-speed blade rotation. Of course, this feature is 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 wires behind the wall you can be confident with the SMART Hole Saw you will achieve the perfect cut with ease without damaging hidden wires. This Hole Saw is efficient in saving you time while allowing you to get an accurate cut.
Another benefit of using this tool as opposed to a classic rotational hole saw is the ability to cut precise holes in confined spaces, such as narrow cupboards. Therefore, providing added versatility in what would usually be a tricky situation with a standard hole saw.
How to Cut an Inspection Hole
- Identify the area
Identify the area that requires an inspection hole and if required, mark with a pencil.
- Attach the blade to your multi-tool
Once you are ready to make the cut, attach the SMART Hole Saw to your multi-tool.
- 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. Now you can peek inside the wall and see if there’s anything stopping you from proceeding with the planned work.
Find your local SMART stockist today to get your hands on the SMART Hole Saw!