cutting 4" hole in stucco


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Old 09-05-05, 06:50 PM
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cutting 4" hole in stucco

I hope I'm in the right area but I'm guessing you guys will know the answer. I'm cutting a 4.25" hole from the inside of my 1920's house for an exhaust fan so I can install a shower. I cut through the wood sheathing without issue but the metal mesh and stucco is posing a more formidable challenge. I broke the carbide bit on my jigsaw before completing a quarter inch of cut. A 4.25Ē hole saw is quite expensive but if thatís whatís needed and if it would be good for more then one hole Iíd buy one. I also have a hole to cut for a dryer exhaust.

How do you guys cut these holes?

Also, was metal mesh used in 1920 or has this house been re-stuccoed?

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Old 09-05-05, 07:01 PM
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I would be thinking more ...rental ...than buying. Drill both holes and return it. Good luck with your projects.
 
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Old 09-05-05, 07:11 PM
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Can you rent carbide bits? I assume carbide is what would be necessary. They seem to burn out so fast, especially when burning through metal mesh, that renting would be crazy.
 
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I have seen diamond tip bits for hole saws at the larger rental places. I used one for drilling through a marble floor.
 
 

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