Lighting installers hail tool that drills square holes

A REVOLUTIONARY tool which drills perfect square and rectangular holes has been unveiled.

The £350 Quadsaw power drill attachment is set to dramatically speed up the installation of square downlights, wall lights, switches and sockets.

A new generation of LED downlights, driven by the iGuzzini Laser Blade, has popularised the square format over the traditional round one. Pic: Gordon Routledge

Designed by a London start-up, the Quadsaw uses a patented technique to convert rotary motion into linear motion – in all four planes at once. It means that perfect square holes can be cut in seconds rather than minutes, saving the construction industry millions of hours of labour annually.

Currently electrical contractors create square holes with rulers, pencils and handsaws, which is time consuming and inaccurate. The innovation solves this problem thanks to its unique four-blade technology that enables users to cut the holes with minimal dust and absolute precision.

In a trend that’s often seen with new technological introductions, the Quadsaw could also see a fashion trend towards square, rather than round, downlights.
 
The device has a built-in spirit level and the blades can be changed at the push of a button enabling the user to switch between single and double socket sizes. 

 Mike Perkins, an electrician from Maidenhead with over 40 years experience, was one of the first to trial the new Quadaw. ‘It’s precise, limits dust, has fantastic build quality and is going to save me and many other electricians a lot of money.’

Inventor Michael Sebhatu, who developed the first prototype in 2016, told Lux: ‘Working as a kitchen fitter whilst finishing my masters degree in product design, I watched an electrician sawing the opening by hand to fit an electric box to a wall and wondered why he didn’t use a cutter.  

That’s how the idea was born. The unique thing about this product is that it’s giving a better life to the person using it. It’s quick and efficient, and there’s no making good afterwards or returning to site to fix things up.’

Designed by a London start-up, the Quadsaw can cut perfect square holes  in seconds rather than minutes, saving the construction industry millions of hours of labour annually.
The front of the Quadsaw showing the patented technique which converts rotary motion into linear motion – in all four planes at once.

 


 

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We're aware of the Quadcut which was a power tool attachment billed as a 'square hole cutter', but it required three actions: the drilling of a small guide hole, then a larger one and finally the 'cutter' itself. Only it wasn't a cutter – it had a chiselling action which is probably inappropriate for plasterboard.

Sorry Katie, but this isn't new. This was around quite a few years back, although I cannot remember the name of it. It didn't have the dust buster attached, and it was single socket only, but the difference was it cost less than £30 Obviously the patent has run out on the original. So if it didn't take off at the lower end of the market, so how will a 350£ replacement revolutionise the trade?

Adding to John Mathias comment: The vast majority of construction companies in the US require both eye protection as well as gloves on the job site. Also, virtually all DIY power tool ads whether still photos or videos in the US show operators with eye/hand and often hearing protection. This is done to reduce law suits. Are occupation protection requirements real so lax in the UK? Personally I resisted gloves for most work. Now I have several types from thin to heavy and find both my grip is enhanced (extending work period strength) and hands look their Sunday-best with a quick washing. Advertisers should take the moral high ground and set the highest standards by example. Cool tool. Where can I try in the US?

Quadsaw - looks like a useful tool but why are none of the people in the demo videos wearing dust masks? The detrimental effects of inhaling dust from plaster and plasterboard are well known so why not educate as well as inform! It is an unfortunate fact that the effects of inhaling these dusts often don't present themselves until it is too late. It is not macho to inhale dust so wear a dust mask and look after your health. I'm sure your loved ones would appreciate it!

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