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Dewalt DCS551B 20V Max Drywall Cut-Out Tool (Tool Only) EXPIRED

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Focus Camera has Dewalt DCS551B 20V Max Drywall Cut-Out Tool (Tool Only) on sale for $84.95. Slickdeals Cashback is available for this store (PC extension required, before checkout). Shipping is free.

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  • Dust-sealed switch protects against dust ingestion
  • 26,000 RPM motor delivers fast cutting in drywall, plywood, etc.
  • Tool-free for fast and easy bit changing without a wrench
  • Bright LED illuminates dark work surfaces for accurate cutting

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pidge asked this question on 03-01-2022 at 03:31 PM
03-01-2022 at 03:31 PM
If you have to cut openings after hanging drywall, say for electrical boxes or windows, this tool with a rotozip bit makes short work of the job and leaves clean edges. I’m curious if standard dremel attachments would fit this though
03-01-2022 at 03:31 PM
Quicker, easier. Particularly for cutting holes.
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Some thoughts from a tradesman that might be interesting to the hobbyist: Basically, using one of these is sorta considered the "day laborer" way of installing, and using a jab saw is the pro way. Cutting out a box can be done at about the same speed using both tools, and the saw creates way less of a mess, but if your crew is a bunch of unskilled laborers they are going to have a really hard time measuring out where the electrical box hole should be cut, since in you have to cut the hole before you attach it to the wall in new construction. The rotary tool eliminates that problem because you just slap the new piece over the boxes with no measuring, poke the tool where you see the obvious bulge, track to the edge of the box and hop over it, then trace the outside.

As a homeowner this is probably faster, albeit dustier, and you are less likely to mess up an entire sheet because you measured wrong. But homeowners also are usually not going for production speed like a construction crew is. If you're ok taking some extra time measuring this is an ok tool to skip. If your weekend project seconds are precious, sure grab it. I think its a good tool to buy only if you have a specific project and sell it when it's done. I.e., I rebuilt / reframed our forever home, which involved drywalling an entire house, sold it when done, and haven't missed it since.

Those thinking of using this for non-drywall: don't. Without getting into it, it would do a terrible job in most scenarios you could think of. Its just a really really specific built tool in alot of ways.
The only way I ever knew how to do it was to have a second person follow the cut with a shop vac. Super pain in the ass but can't argue with the dustless results. Wear a mask when playing with this kids.
$89 on Amazon DEWALT 20V MAX* Drywall Cutting Tool, Cut-Out, Tool Only (DCS551B) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KYNW...62CQF99GK7

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Impulse buy, but I got it. No drywall plans right now, but I'm sure I will before too long...
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Impulse buy, but I got it. No drywall plans right now, but I'm sure I will before too long...
It is a rotary tool; plenty of uses beyond drywall.
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$89 on Amazon DEWALT 20V MAX* Drywall Cutting Tool, Cut-Out, Tool Only (DCS551B) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KYNW...62CQF99GK7
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Anyone know a good way to capture the dust from these things? Used a corded DeWalt one once and the dust was so bad I opted to stick with a drywall saw instead!
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Anyone know a good way to capture the dust from these things? Used a corded DeWalt one once and the dust was so bad I opted to stick with a drywall saw instead!
There is no way. Hold your breath or wear a dust mask.
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Same price or cheaper on eBay new. Good deal, but not very slick
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There is no way. Hold your breath or wear a dust mask.
Well that'd be fine for keeping the dust out of my lungs, but that wouldn't do anything for the tool throwing the dust all over the work area inside a furnished home. Im kinda surprised they don't make a clear, circular attachment that has a vacuum port and can be adjusted for the depth gauge.
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The only way I ever knew how to do it was to have a second person follow the cut with a shop vac. Super pain in the ass but can't argue with the dustless results. Wear a mask when playing with this kids.
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Anyone know a good way to capture the dust from these things? Used a corded DeWalt one once and the dust was so bad I opted to stick with a drywall saw instead!
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They have drywall cutting bits for a regular drill. Anyone care to differentiate between using bits and using this tool?
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Anyone know a good way to capture the dust from these things? Used a corded DeWalt one once and the dust was so bad I opted to stick with a drywall saw instead!
I use masking tape and plastic sheet to cover the area. I had this and found that the hand jig saw is much better to cut the drywall and with less dust.
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What is the advantage to this over a simple dry wall knife?
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What is the advantage to this over a simple dry wall knife?
Quicker, easier. Particularly for cutting holes.
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