Cutting Holes Through Carpet


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Old 12-10-07, 05:21 PM
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Cutting Holes Through Carpet

I have to cut 1 1/2" round holes through my floor that is carpeted and padded. What is the best tool to get through the carpet and pad?

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Old 12-10-07, 05:40 PM
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I would cut through the carpet/pad with a blade first to avoid pulling the carpet threads out...(utility knife/scalpel) then drill through the subfloor..... Trying to drill through carpet can often result in pulling threads from a long distance from the hole, ruining the carpet.
 
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Do the holes have to be in the carpet? If not, I'd pull it up first, then drill the floor.
 
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Old 12-10-07, 08:22 PM
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Yes the holes have to be in the carpet. I'm installing baseboard heat. I was hoping a drill bit or hole saw would work, but I didn't want to rip it.
I also wanted to get a neater cut than a utility blade would give.

Sherm
 
 

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