9.5" hole saw didn't show up. I ordered it from [Link: customholesaw.com]
on the 12th and chose 2 day. I waited around all week and even yesterday and it never came.
So... today i went out with my rock saw and cut out 20 9.5" speakers. 2 layers of 5/8" drywall in every area. My arm is super tired.
Rock saw got away from me in 1 room and i have a tiny little dot in the ceiling. In another area i found plywood behind 1 layer of drywall. I will wait for the hole saw to show up for that room. And last but not least... in the dining room the ID had someone move the speaker cables from the wall in the dining room to these little (2'X3') foyer areas on either side of the hallway entrance to the dining room. Whoever moved them cut square holes to pull the cable thru. Then crown molding went up and half the square was buried and the other half had to be patched.
I went over how to patch this area properly so that i could cut out speakers later. I talked with 3 different painters on 3 different occasions including the owner. Today i go to cut out my speaker and i hit something. I cut around the other direction and hit something again. I go ahead and cut an opening to get my hand inside and i feel one of those mesh patch kits. I use my razor knife to score it a few times and then im able to remove the rest of my circle. The mesh, some mud and paint are all thats behind a 4"X7" area. So tomorrow i have to go shove a piece of sheet rock in the void, span it with some wood and run a couple screws in each side to make it stable.