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Roscoe writes: “This handy little tool is the size of a screwdriver and has a tip with drill flutes, but the body has very sharp spiral saw teeth all the way around.  I just got one as an early Christmas present and am looking forward to using it.  It looks to be just the thing for adding electric boxes in a remodel.”

Indeed!  This looks a lot like a large version of the “side-cutting” bits used with rotary tools.  The pictured model comes from Craftsman/Sears and runs $8.

Craftsman 8″ Drill Saw [Sears]


2 Responses to Reader Find: Compact Drywall Drill Saw

  1. Myself says:

    These are hard to “steer” along straight lines — you’ll want to use something as a straightedge, but anything you use will get chewed up. They’re great for doing odd shapes in drywall, but I’m not sure why you’d want to do that. For cutting in boxes, they’re awkward to control and they generate more dust because of the wider kerf.

  2. Eric Corson says:

    Yeah I bouht one on impulse and hated it but used my depression as an excuse to buy the greenlee saw AND the cool but spendy Milwaukee Electric sawsall blade Handle w/ quick twist blade lock. (I told wife that I needed to screw a paint roller stick into it to cut a tree branch when she asked)

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