Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by piston99 Good value for the money. Takes a high speed and some skill to use.
I see a number of mixed reviews for this and it may to come down to the speed of the drill that is used that makes the difference. I have cut over 30 holes with this and for the price it is a great value.
The dust catcher/cover is useless. Just put plastic down and deal with the mess.
I had initially used a cordless drill when I bought the tool and cut 8 holes and worked perfectly.
Then I went to do another bedroom and my cordless drill died. I started using my old corded drill which is slower rpm but more torque. It didn't go so well.
With the slower rpm the blades would snag on the drywall.and lock and it threw me off the ladder. And made a mess of the hole.
I bought a Dewalt 20v cordless drill from hd and was back in business.
The key is to keep the blade spinning fast and slowly apply pressure when drilling the hole,watching to make sure you are drilling straight.
The only thing I wish was better is the adjustable size markings. You cant really tell how to line up the blades with the numbers on the slides. It is kinda set the blades then use a tape measure and double check. I meant once to cut a 3 1/2" hole and cut a 4".
October 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pat Good tool
This tool works well. You can't put a lot of pressure on it. Let the tool do the cutting at a low speed. Works great on ceiling tile. Be sure to clean off any build up on the blades when cutting drywall. The dust catcher is a bit gimmicky.
May 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Reviewer999 Got the job done, but a waste of money
Well, it got the job done, but I threw the whole thing in the garbage after cutting only six holes. The plastic dust shield is poor. It is made of very thin and flimsy plastic that can barely hold its shape. When the cutting blade spins inside the shield, it keeps on knocking at the shield, disturbing it and breaking it. This two-blade design isn't very good either. The blades often grab the drywall and nearly break your wrists when your drill kicks back in the opposite direction. The metal blade assembly started coming loose and wobbly after cutting 3-4 holes. I survived cutting a total of 6 holes, then tossed the product in the trash. I was really hoping to have a new tool to keep in my toolbox for years to come.
November 12, 2013