Cutting Hole for Recessed Lights

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Old 03-04-05, 08:23 AM
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Cutting Hole for Recessed Lights

I'm doing a basement renovation and will be installing 6" recessed lights (new construction style). I'll also be installing drop ceiling tiles. What is the best method for cutting the 6" diameter hole in this material?

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Old 03-04-05, 10:28 AM
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hi
you can buy a hole saw.
It mounts to your drill you can buy it at hd or lowes and come in diffrent size
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Old 03-04-05, 11:38 AM
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I agree, buy the hole saw. I did them by hand at first, not worth it.
 
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Old 03-04-05, 01:52 PM
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Is there a 6" hole saw?

I've only seen them up to 5".

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Old 03-04-05, 02:44 PM
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Because the can has a trim, the hole need not be perfect. You could probably cut it with a kitchen knife or any other tool which would cut this material.
 
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Old 03-04-05, 06:22 PM
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Use a drywall keyhole saw. A hole saw or special recssed light saw is way overkill to do one job.

A keyhole saw works perfectly. I do it all the time.
 
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