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    Millwork Recept.

    When you guys install receptacles in furniture/millwork doyou make the cut out/opening? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
    When you guys install receptacles in furniture/millwork doyou make the cut out/opening? Thanks.
    Generally, No, but the oscillating tools available now are making that a lot easier
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    Rarely, because if it's wrong you just bought some very expensive firewood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpinetree View Post
    Rarely, because if it's wrong you just bought some very expensive firewood.
    This.

    The general "rule" is that we don't. In fact, I've refused to do it once, even when asked, because I wasn't 100% sure I'd get it right. Bring the carpenter back into the room.

    That said, I've successfully done it many times, also.

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    Generally we do not cut them if the carpenter is on the job since it's his work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    Generally we do not cut them if the carpenter is on the job since it's his work.
    "You touch it, you own it" is the general rule.

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    We don't make the initial cut but 9 times out of 10 we fix them with a multi tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris kennedy View Post
    We don't make the initial cut but 9 times out of 10 we fix them with a multi tool.
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    Something like this? Job is still needing to be done. Up on Scenic Byway #2 or North of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptonsparky View Post
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    Something like this? Job is still needing to be done. Up on Scenic Byway #2 or North of it.

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    At same time someone is lucky the cut wasn't oversized.

    Anymore I often prefer they measure to center of cutout make a smaller then needed hole there and let me finish it out if they aren't going to make a good fit. Oscillating tools make it easier to have more precision if done that way.

    Outlet box in side of cabinet that is supported by "plaster ears"? If I don't cut the hole myself it has a good chance of being too big for the plaster ears to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwired View Post
    At same time someone is lucky the cut wasn't oversized.

    Anymore I often prefer they measure to center of cutout make a smaller then needed hole there and let me finish it out if they aren't going to make a good fit. Oscillating tools make it easier to have more precision if done that way.

    Outlet box in side of cabinet that is supported by "plaster ears"? If I don't cut the hole myself it has a good chance of being too big for the plaster ears to work.
    Have you ever tried a RotoZip for this kind of work?

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