• Welcome to the new forum. We're now hosted on ElectriciansForums.net rather than ElectriciansForums.co.uk - Chat about the forum upgrade by CLICKING HERE

Welcome to our Electrical Forum - We started out providing electrical advice just for the UK - But now we have specific advice for the USA too! - Register for free and share American Electrical Advice.

Discuss Solid Board Cutters in the Electrical Tools and Products area at ElectriciansForums.net

Status
Not open for further replies.

clicon357

Regular EF Member
Looking at one from Toolstation for about £22 and then another tenner for 5 inserts. Its 110mm rather than 127mm diameter. Got to try and find where cables come up under an upstairs floor. Any comments as to whether a good buy or not?
 

clicon357

Regular EF Member
I like the idea that it cuts a recess around which you can stick a line of sealant (intumescent?) before you lay the cover in - smoke paths and all that. I am a little worried about what the "proper" cutter does to the strength of the board though - I think the covers are 11mm thick so in a 19mm (3/4") chipboard floor it worries me leaving just 10mm of board to take a point load of a bed or table leg! The 2" x 1" batten idea wins that one! I can see myself buying one just cos I love a gadget - it can live with the Armeg box sinking kit! :smile5:
 

Short Circuit

Regular EF Member
Clicon, only just seen this thread other wise i would've replied earlier. i bought the kit from toolstation, and thought it was dogs danglies for the first two holes, then when i went to use it again, the bits that do the recess / lip had dropped off! So, it crap i'm afraid. i am left with a box of lids i cant use. Then i got the Armeg one - probably twice the price ( and the bigger discs ) but worth the extra - and much better than using a piece of wood to support the hole, although much more expensive
 

clicon357

Regular EF Member
Clicon, only just seen this thread other wise i would've replied earlier. i bought the kit from toolstation, and thought it was dogs danglies for the first two holes, then when i went to use it again, the bits that do the recess / lip had dropped off! So, it crap i'm afraid. i am left with a box of lids i cant use. Then i got the Armeg one - probably twice the price ( and the bigger discs ) but worth the extra - and much better than using a piece of wood to support the hole, although much more expensive
Thanks for coming back. I went the cheapo route for now, used a 127mm Starrett cutter and a piece of 3" x 1" screwed to it. I routed the top of the "infill" circle then once screwed in I filled the gap with intumescent mastic. All my T&G chipboard floors are only 19mm. When I redo them in 22mm boards I'll invest in an Armeg cutter. Only had a few to do this time. Cheers.
 

telectrix

Scouser and Proud.
Respected Member
Forum Mentor
Electrician's Arms
CCTV / Alarms
Solar Guru
Trainee Access
DIY
if you're going to redo the floors, why the hell do you want to use weetabix again? get down to the nearest demolition yard and buy some proper 6" floorboards, none of the new metric crap.
 

i=p/u

Electrician's Arms
CCTV / Alarms
gut the joists and give them one high ceiling, tel... what do you say, what tool are we on about, does it look good is the box in comes in flashy like a fruit machine
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Electrician Talk

Electrical 2 Go - Electrical Supplier and Electrical Wholesalers
Electrical Insurance
ElectriciansForums.net (formerly known as ElectriciansForums.co.uk) was setup in April 2006 to provide free electrical advice to both professional and DIY electricians. Whether seeking advice for auto electrics, trying to find electrical installation condition reports (EICR) form downloads, or whether you're here just to talk to other electricians; we've been a first-choice website for tens of thousands of sparkies for well over a decade.
Top