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Post 31 made on Monday May 2, 2016 at 15:29
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On May 2, 2016 at 11:00, SWOInstaller said...
Who uses a sharpie to mark their lines?

. Is there a huge issue with your boxes not being cutout by the drywallers that these are required?

I could say the same thing about the tool this thread was made for.


Anyways

Blindmarks have been mint when remodeling/doing additions on my own home where I'm doing the drywall. Toss em in. Bang the drywall up. Slap the exterior magnet on. Rotozip it. Donzo. No measuring. Simple. Perfect cutouts every time. Def a tool worth having if you ever do drywall

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Post 32 made on Monday May 2, 2016 at 15:37
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On May 2, 2016 at 15:29, gerard143 said...
|. Is there a huge issue with your boxes not being cutout by the drywallers that these are required?

I could say the same thing about the tool this thread was made for.

Anyways


Blindmarks have been mint when remodeling/doing additions on my own home where I'm doing the drywall. Toss em in. Bang the drywall up. Slap the exterior magnet on. Rotozip it. Donzo. No measuring. Simple. Perfect cutouts every time. Def a tool worth having if you ever do a little drywall here and there.

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Post 33 made on Monday May 2, 2016 at 15:52
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On May 2, 2016 at 11:00, SWOInstaller said...
Who uses a sharpie to mark their lines?

Also that looks like its used at prewire. Is there a huge issue with your boxes not being cutout by the drywallers that these are required? I have had a few boxes missed by drywallers and it may be one every 100 houses.

If you have paperwork stating where they are located they shouldn't be difficult to find. Worst case scenario you inform the builder/GC/Site Supervisor and have them sign the liability stating any drywall repair will not be paid for by your company with all labor billable at standard company rates.

Did you respond to the right person? All i said was that "blind mark" product was an obvious xspot knockoff.
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Post 34 made on Monday May 2, 2016 at 16:44
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On May 2, 2016 at 15:52, Mac Burks (39) said...
Did you respond to the right person? All i said was that "blind mark" product was an obvious xspot knockoff.

I was just responding to the "blind mark" and xspot tool as a whole. As Gerard pointed out they are good for someone doing their own drywall and don't want to mark every box but in whole house but installing say 100 of these in a house doesn't seem practical.
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Post 35 made on Monday May 2, 2016 at 23:18
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Why make this?

Because some people must have ANY new tool on the market.


This is especially true if it's a Festool and your name is......
Post 36 made on Tuesday May 3, 2016 at 08:05
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On May 2, 2016 at 16:44, SWOInstaller said...
I was just responding to the "blind mark" and xspot tool as a whole. As Gerard pointed out they are good for someone doing their own drywall and don't want to mark every box but in whole house but installing say 100 of these in a house doesn't seem practical.

Ya def not practical. Let the drywallers worry about cutting the box holes.
Post 37 made on Tuesday May 3, 2016 at 08:20
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On May 3, 2016 at 08:05, gerard143 said...
Ya def not practical. Let the drywallers worry about cutting the box holes.

I think the idea is to use those when you're the one that's replacing a piece of drywall.
No way professional drywallers would use something like that -- way too slow for them.
You and I -- might be a different story. Even with measure twice, cut once, chances are, we're still going to screw things up at least few times. :-)
Post 38 made on Tuesday May 3, 2016 at 08:31
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On May 2, 2016 at 23:18, Trunk-Slammer -Supreme said...
Why make this?

Because some people must have ANY new tool on the market.

This is especially true if it's a Festool and your name is......

Lol.....I'm really really failing to see the point of this tool....even a wood one is kinda stupid considering with a good sharp blade and a non harbor freight oscillating saw its very quick..
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Post 39 made on Tuesday May 3, 2016 at 09:47
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On May 3, 2016 at 08:31, 3PedalMINI said...
Lol.....I'm really really failing to see the point of this tool....even a wood one is kinda stupid considering with a good sharp blade and a non harbor freight oscillating saw its very quick..

BUT...

Slap a festool logo on it and it's a must have, right? Right?
Post 40 made on Wednesday May 4, 2016 at 22:46
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On May 3, 2016 at 08:20, Mario said...
I think the idea is to use those when you're the one that's replacing a piece of drywall.
No way professional drywallers would use something like that -- way too slow for them.
You and I -- might be a different story. Even with measure twice, cut once, chances are, we're still going to screw things up at least few times. :-)

Ya I'm doing about 1,000 sq foot worth of home with new drywall. So they def help as I work room to room. I tell ya I hate doing drywall and finishing it. It's my least favorite home project. Reminds me of body work. No matter how perfect you think you have it there is always flaws when it's painted. It's def a artform. I watched tons of YouTube videos and I'm getting better but not even close to the pros. I watch them rip thru it on these videos then you try that yourself and your ready to throw the 5 gallon Pail of compound thru a damn window lol.
Post 41 made on Wednesday May 4, 2016 at 23:21
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On May 4, 2016 at 22:46, gerard143 said...
Ya I'm doing about 1,000 sq foot worth of home with new drywall. So they def help as I work room to room. I tell ya I hate doing drywall and finishing it. It's my least favorite home project. Reminds me of body work. No matter how perfect you think you have it there is always flaws when it's painted. It's def a artform. I watched tons of YouTube videos and I'm getting better but not even close to the pros. I watch them rip thru it on these videos then you try that yourself and your ready to throw the 5 gallon Pail of compound thru a damn window lol.

There are few things I'm willing to farm out to a pro but drywall is definitely one of them. Pros can have it done in a day what will take you weeks to finish. When we finished my parents addition we did a room, about 400 square feet. Took us a month to get it to paint ready. We had another 1200 square feet todo and decided to throw the towl in. Got the entire job done for $300 over what it would have cost us to buy the materials in Home Depot. They were done in a day and a half....
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Post 42 made on Thursday May 5, 2016 at 06:55
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I've really been considering hiring the rest out myself. It's just not worth the aggravation and it does take forever to get it done. I agree with that 110%
Post 43 made on Thursday May 5, 2016 at 10:34
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The guys that do drywall for a living use the right product, so the job goes a lot better.

Much the same as using the right control system.

That's why they can do the quality work and do it pretty fast. They actually know how.


I'd rather pay a guy that knows what he's doing than muck it up myself, and then have to pay a guy that knows what he's doing to fix my mess...
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