Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 38
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Patrick Works exactly as advertised, easy to learn to use
I bought this to locate electrical boxes behind 5/8" drywall, and it works extremely well.
A couple of things:
1. If you're using the typical plastic nail-on new work boxes, remove the little plastic spacers from the side of the box against the stud with a pair of pliers or a razor knife. Otherwise, you have to cut out quite a bit wider or risk blowing out the drywall on the stud-side of the box.
2. I found using a pencil rather than a sharpie made it easy to follow the line accurately.
3. I used an oscillating multi-tool with a Dremel drywall jab-saw blade. This worked very well. It's loud, and cuts a lot slower than a rotozip, but it won't get away from you. I found it best to try to cut the hole tight, pry the piece out and see where the box sits. I had to enlarge a couple of holes slightly before the drywall would fit around the box. Better too small than too big, you can always cut out more. Just don't push on the sheet until you pry the piece out and see how accurate your cut was.
4. Obviously, if you hang sheetrock for a living, you probably can find the boxes and cut them out with a rotozip in your sleep, without using this tool. However, this tool is great for someone starting out or who occasionally hangs drywall.
After cutting a few holes, probably too large, you'll get a good feeling as to where to cut in relation to your pencil line. After the first few boxes, I was cutting extremely tight holes without even trying. I've attached a photo of the last one I cut it, nice and close.
December 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Accelerayted Awesome
I love this product for marking boxes and getting perfect cutouts.
Because of this product, I also picked up some super strong little magnets that make it easy to mark the corners of electric panels and windows and doors.
August 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rmturbo Best tool to locate electrical boxes ever
I am building a new wood shop and wanted a lot of electrical outlets, I have never been good at locating the boxes and was dreading the thought of all the boxes I wanted. I am putting up 7/16 OSB. I have used the Blind Mark XT and cannot believe how easy it is. I even find myself enjoying cutting out the holes and watching them fit perfectly every time. The only thing to watch out for is to make sure the both the interior and exterior locator is pointing the same direction or you will be 1/2 a hole off. This product amazes my friends. Can't recommend this too much.
July 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dr8112015 Best tool ever for locating and cutting out electrical boxes in drywall
Very easy to use just as advertised. Made First cutout perfectly.
August 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jonny best for the job
the locating tool kit was great it saved a lot of time, no measuring, no remeasuring and no chance of error. just put magnets in electrical boxes and hang drywall, take locating tool and easily find boxes , cut out boxes, move on. i personally recomend it .
October 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vang This is an AMAZING product!
My dad and I ordered a set to put some dry walls up in his garage and man, did this tool help tremendously! So easy to use which made this job go by very quickly. I am glad my dad saw this product on youtube! i wouldn't hesitate to buy a couple more sets if i needed to. and i will recommend this product to anyone!!!!! SUPERB PRODUCT!
July 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by millerfamily Amazing tool we are going to own two sets of
Purchased this tool after my husband found it online. So easy i could do it myself and i have never had to do as much work in a house as we are undergoing right now. Makes everything easy and cheaper so we don't have to pay someone else to do it and just get it done ourselves. Thank you!
September 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HG Really speeds up the drywall installation process.
The magnets work great. Just make sure that the arrows are both pointing in the same direction.
September 21, 2015