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Blind Mark

Model # BMWK

Internet # 100529468

Drywall Electrical Box Locating Tool Kit (4-Pieces)

$30.18 /each

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Model # BMWK

Internet # 100529468

The Blind Mark will help you get perfect drywall cutouts with no measuring. Just insert the target in the receptacle before hanging drywall. When you’re ready to cut the hole, hold the Blind Mark Locator magnet over the area where you think the receptacle is located. When it finds the receptacle, the magnets will snap precisely into place where the receptacle is located. Traces around the locator, cut, then install. With the Blind Mark you simply put it up once, cut the hole and you’re done.

  • Works on drywall, plywood, particle board, laminated flooring, Masonite, exterior siding, cement board, tile backsplashes, slate and more
  • Target magnets fit standard single or multi-gang, standard or thin plastic or metal boxes for any new construction installation
  • No more measuring and no risk of mis-measuring – just locate the receptacle, mark, cut and you’re done
  • Twice as easy as other receptacle locating methods because you only lift the drywall once
  • You can even use it as a stud finder
  • Includes 3 target magnets so you can easily find multiple boxes at once, saving time

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
10 
Product Height (in.) 
1.25 
Product Width (in.) 
4.5 
Details
Blade Material 
Plastic 
Material 
Plastic 
Product Weight (lb.) 
2 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Tool Type 
Other Tool 

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Drywall Electrical Box Locating Tool Kit (4-Pieces)
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Will Blind mark word with galvanized electrical boxes?

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May 3, 2016
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yes it will because it just fits into the existing screw holes and it holds the magnet piece in place until you match it up with the locator side
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Yep.. works with steel or plastic boxes.
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Yes! It should. The pick up magnets on the unit is located well away from the metal box. You should have no problem.
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October 23, 2015
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Yes, provided the holes in the box are designed for electrical outlets or switches.
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This is Jennifer of Calculated Industries Marketing Dept. and yes, the targets which go into the outlets, can be used in any type/material box - plastic or metal. If you have a multi box - use a target in each end. Hope that helps!
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I'm tearing out a wood paneling in a house and installing new drywall. Do I need to remove all the outlets and switches

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Yes. You will need to remove the outlets and switches - mark the wires (load/line if necessary) and put wire nuts on each end and push the wires deep back inside the box before placing the Blind-Mark box locator over the electrical box. Always remember to cut the power before working with electricity. Install drywall and simply locate the box with magnet and cut. That easy.
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If you mean will you have to unscrew the outlets and switches from their electrical boxes, the answer is Yes (be sure to turn off the power first before fooling with them!).
The reason is that the metal tabs ("ears") at the top and bottom of each outlet or switch are screwed down tight against the paneling (you will see that once your remove the outlet or switch covers). Your paneling may be thin enough Read More
If you mean will you have to unscrew the outlets and switches from their electrical boxes, the answer is Yes (be sure to turn off the power first before fooling with them!).
The reason is that the metal tabs ("ears") at the top and bottom of each outlet or switch are screwed down tight against the paneling (you will see that once your remove the outlet or switch covers). Your paneling may be thin enough or made out of cheap enough material that you could "possibly" tear it off around the outlets and switches without bending their metal tabs, but think about this - how are you going to put the new drywall in place over these installed outlets and switches?
You can't cut the new holes in the drywall large enough to go over those metal tabs of outlets and switches already in place because for a correctly finished installation the metal tabs should be screwed down flush onto the new drywall - if the cut-out holes are too large, there won't be any drywall for the tabs to be pressed against.
I'm in the process of replacing some water-damaged drywall myself. Pulling off the old damaged drywall with the outlets in place was easy - the drywall just broke off around the metal tabs. I was hoping to figure out a way to leave the outlets in place and thus save time when installing the new drywall but ran into the same problem as you. I even thought about bending the metal tabs forward to be parallel to the floor so a tightly cut drywall hole could be slid over them and then the tabs bent back into place against the drywall but I didn't go that route for a couple of reasons - the metal tabs might break off with too much bending back and forth, but more importantly I was going to need the outlets removed from the electrical boxes because I was going to roto-zip the holes with the drywall loosely hung in place and needed room in the box for the roto-zip bit to plunge into to start the cut.
So, unless a Pro or someone else has a great time-saving tip, the answer is going to be Yes, you will have to remove the outlets and switches first before tearing off the plywood. (Remember to cut off the power to those outlets and switches first and to leave it off in that interim loose wire state!)
(BTW, you may have a secondary problem you're going to have to address - assuming your current plywood is thinner than the drywall you are putting in, that means the electrical boxes will not be flush with the new drywall. Search "outlet box extensions" here on homedepot.com and choose from among various options - pricey box extenders, relatively cheap spacers to put on the screws to make the outlets and switches stick out further, etc. You could also pull the electrical boxes off the studs and then re-nail them after repositioning them to be flush with the new, thicker drywall but that's a lot of work and you might crush/bend/crack the electrical box pulling the nails, depending on how old the original installation was and whether the boxes are metal or plastic. Good luck.) Read Less
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Will it work with 3/4" wood paneling being overlaid on Sheetrock walls?

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 52 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great tool Thing is awesome it helped out so much a must have May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best drywall tool for cutouts I am just a DIY kind of a guy and help others on occasion and with this tool I believe it will be used a lot in the installation of drywall and wood paneling. I found it to be so good that I ordered three sets to give to my friends that also do home Renovations. May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by So simple and easy! The Blind Mark is perfect for hanging drywall. No more measuring to figure out where your outlets and switches are behind the drywall. This product made my life at work way easier. Thanks for a great specialty tool. March 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good Product for 1/2" drywall, especially rehabs... this product worked very well for the 1/2" drywall we installed, but was a little harder to find the location and holding it with the 5/8" fire rated drywall... but it still work fairly well... but the cost well was worth it because of the time it saved from measuring, especially in a rehab... nothing is strait and measurable!!! January 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Outstanding time saver !! Works exactly as advertised. Saved TONS of time hanging 1/2" drywall - all with PROFESSIONAL results. I am a weekend warrior DIY'er.. don't have many professional tools.. but this one is the BEES KNEES. Do yourself a favor and purchase this kit. You will thank me. February 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent product This is a great product. Very easy to use and makes cutting holes in drywall a breeze. Highly recommend this product. January 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works great I have tried in the past to use a Roto Zip to jab in and cut out boxes, and have had issues when using plastic nail-on boxes. The problem with following along the outside edge of a plastic box, is the tendancy to cut into the box. I'm sure professionals have mastered this, but for home owners or do-it-yourselfers, this is an issue. Measuring and cutting the boxes before hanging is slow and easy to mess up on, and a lot of work, especially on ceilings. The Blind Mark makes this so much easier and faster. I still use the Roto Zip, but having the line ensures you don't cut into the box. Tracing along the line is also helping me get better at feeling the box edge with the Roto Zip. October 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by What a great product! This simple product has made cutting out various types of electrical boxes in sheetrock so simple, accurate and efficient it's hard to believe, it's a small investment for a big return! December 30, 2015
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