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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:19 pm 
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Need access in various places around the ground floor to install radiator pipes, move some electrical points (nailed down t&g chipboard)

I dont mind running the circular saw round for bigger sections to come out, but thinking of the trend Routabout to get access for feeding cables etc near corners and edges...

Worth while? or a waste of time?

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 Post subject: Re: Trend Routabout
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Brilliant pieces of kit and I've used em loads of times. The only draw back is they only work with 22 or 18mm chipboard and the rings ain't cheap but they mean you can cut a hatch anywhere on the floor without any worry and that in itself is worth it's weight in gold.


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I see they sell as kits aimed at 18 or 22 Steve, is it just the rings that are different? actual Cutter height adjustable?

Id prefer to get the 1/2" version, but i suppose i'd need a unibase to suit the particular bush... I have a 30mm bush for my Hitachi, would that work? I cant quite work out how the cutter height is set?

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as its a stepped lip you could make a jig from 6mmply or hardboard and use the stepped cutter to cut the blanks from offcuts a bit bigger to avoid the need for the the plastic inserts and carry say half a dozen in your van now you would have to weigh the £5 ish pound saved per ring against the time taken and longevity off the cutter :dunno:

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Or just make two templates - one slightly bigger than the other with common mounting points for easy positioning.
Then you don't need the special stepped cutter either.

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