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Old 11-18-2016, 05:01 PM   #1
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Old 11-18-2016, 07:41 PM   #2
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Very handy looking for sure and well thought out, although at almost 300 usd, not for me.

When I was doing low volt work, I could cut in a wall plate lickity split and level. Paid by the drop you have to get fast and it has to look good.

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Old 11-18-2016, 07:55 PM   #3
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Funny I just saw that advertised on Facebook today. I think it's crazy expensive for the amount of time it saves, as only someone doing several a day will benefit, but they're already skilled at cutting for a box. I'm slow and I can mark one level, and hit it with an OMT plunge blade before I'd have that thing chucked up.

That said, I do use the Q-Bit now and I like it. No moving parts, 1/5 to 1/6 the price, and fits in my tool belt.https://youtu.be/0xAHy2xnJZQ

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Old 11-18-2016, 08:03 PM   #4
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That is pretty slick to say the least.

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Old 11-18-2016, 08:09 PM   #5
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Thanks for posting, that's just so neat.

It would be just so handy for doing power points in plaster board ( dry wall for you guys )
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Old 11-19-2016, 09:46 PM   #6
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This is very nice. Too much money for my blood, But thanks for posting
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Old 11-19-2016, 09:51 PM   #7
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They're definitely exaggerating on the time it takes to hand cut a box
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Old 11-20-2016, 12:37 PM   #8
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Cool, but I'll wait for the Harbor Freight version.
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Old 11-20-2016, 03:55 PM   #9
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A overly complicated solution to a simple problem at an exaggerated price. There are far cheaper alternative jigs/setups. I've even done square holes by using a quick hole saw and a quick cut with the drywall knife to knock the rounded areas off. The video has that "Indy startup" vibe to it that makes me believe they've overthought this too much.
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Old 11-20-2016, 08:35 PM   #10
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I love my Fein tool for just this purpose. I can then shave a bit more if need be or cut notches that some boxes require.
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Old 11-21-2016, 06:44 AM   #11
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I might like it if I did dozens of holes a day. But for half the price the Q-Bit might be a better option.

I use my multi tool for sheet rock holes mostly and it works just fine. The video made it look like the guy on the right never cut holes in his life. And the guy with the miracle tool apparently doesn't even have to measure. I understand he has a jig that measures the height off the floor but what about the space in between, the distance from the edge, etc. There still would be some measuring involved.

So my feeling is while it looks like it might be a good tool for someone roughing out a lot of holes for a living it may not be necessary for most.
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Old 11-21-2016, 07:47 AM   #12
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A very clever idea, I give credit to the inventor. Too expensive, and kind of gimmicky. I'll never use anything but a jab saw for cutting drywall.
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Old 11-27-2016, 08:00 PM   #13
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Very cool.. I would think a fellow doing this for a living must do this with a dull blade and both eyes closed though.
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