Cut Square Holes in Seconds
The ($249 for preorder) has a very specific purpose—cutting rectangular and square holes in drywall for old-work electrical boxes—but it's absolutely the fastest way to get the job done. A rotary saw is still your best bet if you're hanging fresh drywall. However, for remodeling and renovation projects, the Quadsaw saves time and headaches, working through walls like a cookie cutter through dough. This drill attachment powers four oscillating blades that cut through plaster with minimal mess in seconds. The Quadsaw also includes vertical and horizontal levels to line up cuts and a pack of six blades that can be popped into the two standard box shapes. And though the initial Quadsaw was designed for U.K./EU construction standards, the company behind it, Genius IP, says the U.S. version for single- and double-gang boxes is coming later this year. Blades for wood, ceramic, and masonry cuts are also in development.
This story appears in the April 2017 Seniorhelpline.