Saw/vacuum combo picks up after itself

Drywall dust and debris pile up with every hole cut for an outlet. To keep area clean, attach a hose from a portable vacuum to a drywall saw with tape. As the hole for the outlet is cut, the vacuum consumes the dust and debris. Place a sheet of paper on the floor underneath the vacuum and saw to catch the debris that escapes. Tuck the edge of the paper under the base of the wall molding. When finished cutting the hole, remove the vacuum from the saw and use it to pick up the debris on the paper.

Donald Wright

Compel Corp.

Drywall dust and debris pile up with every hole cut for an outlet. To keep area clean, attach a hose from a portable vacuum to a drywall saw with tape. As the hole for the outlet is cut, the vacuum consumes the dust and debris. Place a sheet of paper on the floor underneath the vacuum and saw to catch the debris that escapes. Tuck the edge of the paper under the base of the wall molding. When finished cutting the hole, remove the vacuum from the saw and use it to pick up the debris on the paper.

Donald Wright is a registered communications distribution designer (rcdd) and training director for Compel Corp. (Sante Fe Springs, CA). This tip was submitted for the Cabling Installer Tips` Contest at Cabling Installation Expo `98, last October in Atlanta.

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