Does Anyone Make a Template for Old Work Box Cutout?

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Old 03-06-05, 01:43 PM
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Does Anyone Make a Template for Old Work Box Cutout?

Every time I have to add new outlet boxes for 110vac or low voltage brackets as in network faceplate installation, I never seem to be able to mark around the box or bracket without doing a lot of trimming. For me, this is very time consuming but I want them square and straight. Does someone offer a template commercially or do any of you electricians have a work around for this? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Joe
 
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Old 03-06-05, 02:16 PM
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The box itself is a perfect template.
 
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Old 03-06-05, 02:36 PM
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What John said.
Besides, boxes are different. A template for one will require trimming for another.
I have single a gang template from Arlington(?) with a bubble level mounted in it. It is OK for the tan Arlington boxes but no others.
I normally use Slater or Carlon grey PVC boxes which require a straight rectangle. The Arlington's need offsets in the horizontal cuts. I don't like that.
 
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