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Blind Mark Drywall Electrical Box Locating Tool Kit (4-Pieces)

Blind Mark

Drywall Electrical Box Locating Tool Kit (4-Pieces)

$29.38 /each

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Product Overview

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. Trace 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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Customer Questions & Answers

Will Blind mark word with galvanized electrical boxes?

Asked by: WackyTacky
YES. It clips on the box with the steel spring clips you can see in the illustration, so it doesn't care what the box is made of.
Answered by: 70
Date published: 2017-02-11

I'm tearing out a wood paneling in a house and installing new drywall. Do I need to remove all the outlets and switches

Asked by: jim
My opinion is YES, because the "locators" you see in the illustration fit IN the box, using the screw holes the switch or recept would go into..AND the switch would be in the way of the plastic "locator" with the two magnets and spring clips. Replacing receptacles and switches actually is a great idea. THE 2015 NEC code requires "tamper resistant" (recepts with little shutters in them to keep kids from sticking things in...well, you know kids) and the 47 cent switches the builder put in are probably sparking and may be less than attractive. Just mark you hots and neutrals and switch legs as you yank em out and you are golden.
Answered by: 70
Date published: 2017-02-11

How can this be a good device? if you build a 4-5 bedroom home, 2-3 bath and a garage, how long w...

How can this be a good device? if you build a 4-5 bedroom home, 2-3 bath and a garage, how long would it take for someone to find all the plugs and switch outlets, might be okay for room additions, if your sheet rocker doesn't know how to measure
Asked by: Bruce
I am an unlicensed electrician and have done complete homes and currently restoring a 1909 house. I have always struggled with replacing sheetrock, from ancient use of carbon paper, the old lipstick on the electrical box trick and awful best guess measurements. I put 4 recepts and a switch, hung the drywall and EVERY cut-out was dead on. Each one took a few seconds to line up, mark and make the cut. For under $30 your rocker will find this thing the real deal. I am seeking a "locator" that will center a can light or a 4" round box. Will post later if I find it.
Answered by: 70
Date published: 2017-02-11

Will it work with 3/4" wood paneling being overlaid on Sheetrock walls?

Asked by: GBest1
NO. Don't even try. The neodymium magnets are designed to attract each other and I am guessing 5/8 drywall would be about MAX on thickness.
Answered by: 70
Date published: 2017-02-11
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Customer Reviews

Drywall Electrical Box Locating Tool Kit (4-Pieces) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 69.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for doing it yourself! This is a great item for a DIYer. I was able to cut accurate holes every time. Note, it only works with empty outlet boxes. If there are existing outlets or switches, it does not work.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product - Simplifies Drywall Installation This product really makes it easy to locate receptacles when installing drywall. It saves time and has even caught the attention of other contractors when I have used it.
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works very good cutting out your boxes, just one thing you have to remember is don't forget where... works very good cutting out your boxes, just one thing you have to remember is don't forget where the boxes are when you cover them up with the dry wall
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's okay Does not work very well with thick drywall ................. to
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple to use and effective... Simple to use and effective
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This seemed too good to be true, but dang if it it didn't work perfectly right outa the box. You ... This seemed too good to be true, but dang if it it didn't work perfectly right outa the box. You insert the spring-loaded clips into the receptacle box (standard plastic 2x4") with the neodymium magnets (round black circles) facing out. You cut the drywall board to size, hang it with a couple screws AWAY from your "target". The the "locator" (yellow rectangle with two other neodymium magnets) is then slid around approximately where your box is located. Here's the magic: the magnets you hid in the box ATTRACT the "locator" and it slides into position.MAGNETS ATTRACT ! Gently level it with a torpedo level, draw a Sharpie line around it. Punch your stab saw or spiral saw THROUGH from the FRONT of the board and dang it you don't graze the outside edge of box, like within a 1/16. HINT: draw a pencil target around where you thing the cutout is going to locate before you fully hang the board, put some drywall dust on your "guestimate", and that locator will more easily slip right into alignment. I used dollar store baby power and that worked even better. The key is to ALLOW it to center on your target, without interference. The only "try" that I "adjusted" was over-cut by this 45+ year DIY'er. Now I want a round target for 4" round boxes or can lights and smoke detector installation.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Product For years and years I've been doing construction and renovation jobs for my business, family and friends. Doing proper cutouts in wallboard for switches, outlets and light fixtures is a time consuming exercise in the ability to take accurate measurements. It's all too easy to get distracted and ruin a sheet. I spotted this very ingenious tool on HD's site. The one major drawback for me was that the outlet or switch has to be removed from the box to use it. It's perfect for new construction, before the outlets and switches are installed but the time it takes to empty and refill the boxes kind of negates the time saving factor for renovations. With no projects currently in the works I decided to test its accuracy by nailing a new box to a 2x4, inserting one of the three targets included and screwing a scrap of wallboard on top. The locator snapped to the board instantly but something didn't seem right. Sure enough, when I looked behind the board the top magnet of the locator was attached to the bottom magnet of the target. I discovered there are two simple solutions to identify this when it happens in the field. One is to take a measurement from the center of the box to the floor before starting the install or, a quicker way, is to twist the locator. If it's set on both magnets it will resist the twist. If it's attached to only one magnet it will twist easily. I corrected the problem, outlined the locator and went to work with my Roto-Zip. Staying just outside the line I cut three sides quickly but the fourth side, next to the stud, caused a problem. The bit wouldn't go in deep enough to cut the wallboard. In their video their box is not touching the stud so the bit has clearance all the way around. For me, not a deal breaker, I used my multi-tool for the final cut. The cutout was perfect. No need for Midway or Jumbo plates. This will be my "Go To" tool for new construction. While perusing Blind Marks web site I noticed they have a box locator set for renovations which doesn't require outlets to be removed. Won't work for switches. It's their model 8120. Images 2 and 3 below show this product. Blind Mark includes a one year limited warranty on this product.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-12-22
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