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Posted on Woodpecker plywood damage repair thoughts and the correct tool

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#1 posted 02-13-2019 04:17 AM

  • Tool selection: Was the sheet rock cut out tool up to the task? Bits breaking is one thing and expected to a point. Did the cutout tool accomplish the task without lots of care? Template: * I will use the template for the base to follow. Did you attach the template with screws, cut and remove? How did you support the replacement piece from the surrounding plywood? Thanks!!!

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As said the last time I did this was before the advent of the cordless cutout tools. I had an old model of PC corded drywall tool. It had a chuck for 1/8 bits, and I could cut plywood and it’s glue, so going through cedar siding was like cheese, Thing is, allow the cutter to cut. I’ve snapped off a lot of 1/4” bits trying to force the cut. Most of the ones I did were from a Cherry picker, so I had full use of both hands once I got the bucket to where it needed to be. I would just hold the guide template, and route out the center. You could use a trim router for more beef,and an upgrade to 1/4” bits though if you felt you needed more.

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