cutting holes in plaster walls

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Old 02-14-06, 09:20 AM
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cutting holes in plaster walls

I have to move an electical outlet in a plaster wall. I have full access to the other side of the wall which is currently a ripped out bathroom. What is the best way to make the hole? I have had to remove parts of plaster walls before and my removals always end up being much larger than I wanted or I end up with a long crack. I also need to put in an access panel into this bathroom from the bedroom closet, also a plaster wall, to be able to service the pump for the new whirlpool tub and want to be able to make a clean hole.
 
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Old 02-15-06, 07:21 PM
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I use a very sharp drywall saw with very light cuts. I don't remember the make, but the teeth are very sharp. You can also use a drywall router but it will be very dusty. If you use a router, make sure that the cutting edges go all the way to the end of the bit. (the ones for cutting drywall are "solid" at the end so they can be used as a guide.

I hope this helps
 

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