Quadsaw, A Power Drill Attachment That Cuts Square Holes

November 11, 2016

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This is a video demonstration of the Quadsaw, a $250 power drill attachment capable of quickly cutting square and rectangular holes in plasterboard for electrical outlet and light switch installation. What a time to be alive. Alternatively, do what I do and just punch holes in plasterboard. Sure they're not perfectly square, but I'm not exactly on a construction job here, I'm just angry. Honestly, between all the holes and the water damage I don't know how much of my security deposit I'm getting back. "Put your 30-days notice in, torch the whole building." I knew there was a reason I liked you.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Marion O, who makes square holes the old fashioned way: with arcane magic.

  • Fred

    'Does the job quickly and not remotely accurately, sure to piss off OCD light switch enthusiasts.'

  • Kane Harrison

    Why is this suddenly popping up on sites like it's a new thing. Square socket box cutters have been around since the 90's.

  • Quax

    In a book from 1995 title "101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions" the selfie stick first popped up. Almost 20 years later everyones running around with it like an idiot.

    Rehash everything, no matter how shitty it is.

  • JJtoob

    In 1995 we didn't have pocket cameras that could share images damn near instantly to everyone in the world. I'm sure there are other failed inventions that after adapting to modern ones, can become popular.

  • DeksamTorrac

    Now that's thinking inside the box!.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I'm severely underestimating this but if you pay someone $20 per hour and this saves that person a whole minute per hole (which is generous) then it takes around 750 holes to break even.

  • Joshua Wiley

    The product site claims that it saves an average of 4m30s per hole

  • GeneralDisorder

    It's reasonable for someone who will have it long enough to use it for 750 holes (because $20 per hour is roughly pittance for specialist contractors)

  • david

    So like one or two houses...?

  • GeneralDisorder

    I don't know how big of a house you have but if you have 750 outlets and switches you must live in a freaking mansion.

  • david

    Yeah my bad. That should have read buildings. You're only going to have a hundred or so square cuts in most new houses. Any reasonably large contracting company is going to cut that many holes in a week though, so it would definitely be worth it if the tool actually works like the commercial implies.

    And even smaller companies could benefit, because if you're talking about 100 grand / year in profits, an investment of 250 isn't exactly painful. And it would definitely pay for itself in that timeframe.

    Ordinary homeowners probably shouldn't buy one though.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    It's not a bad investment if:
    1) It works as advertised
    2) It's sturdy and long-lasting
    3) It can be repaired relatively easily for the eventuality of it needing repairs

  • GeneralDisorder

    For a home-owner a better buy would be one of those oscillating tools from Hardly Great and some bits to do the sort of things you want to do.

  • disqus_75RyYW4Bxv

    It's "a" not "an".

    It applies to the first adjective applied to a noun and not the noun itself (unless an adjective is not used).

    *wraps dictionary back up in nazi flag

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    Using the same word repetitively is just poor writing. A better sentence than

    "It applies to the first adjective applied to a noun and not the noun itself"

    would have been

    "It is used on the first adjective that is applied to a noun and not the noun itself."

  • King POTUS

    A truly intelligent person would have the ability to read context clues and arrive at the logical conclusion that something is a typo and not an error due to ignorance.

  • Pretty sure it's just a typo, no need for a grammar lesson.

  • Jolie Rogers

    Pretty sure it's an grammar lesson.

  • I'm not sure that isn't arcane magic.

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