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  • Premier Icon prettygreenparrot
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    Gah! Just bought some of these lights 72mm cutout. Nearest holesaw 70mm Close enough? Or should I prepare for some arm-aching hole stretching? πŸ˜†

    wooobob
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    Red cabbage in the magimix, then a carrot, then some onion. Jar of Hellmans…um…oh. Sorry.

    Martin B
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    I like Morrisons cream one. Tastes delicious
    Oops sorry- holesaw. I thought it said coleslaw

    Premier Icon Capt. Kronos
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    If it’s going into plaster you should get away with it I would think πŸ˜‰

    ernie_lynch
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    If you can manage to nimble one millimetre of plasterboard off the circumference of the hole, you should be alright.

    Edit : I of course mean nibble

    deadlydarcy
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    How does you “nimble” ernie? It sounds like fun. Are Screwfix doing specials on Li-ion nimblers? πŸ™‚

    ernie_lynch
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    Thank you Deadly !

    TheBrick
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    Use a round surform to ease out the hole.(presuming you are cutting into plaster board here)

    Kunstler
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    I’d nimble Ernie very cautiously. He might get spooked. Lion nimblers too heavy duty also – precision nimbling mice more suitable.

    ernie_lynch
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    Maybe I meant “If you can manage a nimble nibble….”

    Yes of course……..that’s what I meant !

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    forget the nimbling, his nibbling is way better πŸ™‚

    At worst you may have to cut a little chunk out to get the spring clips through. Here’s an idea, why not cut a hole in a scrap of plasterboard, wood or whatever & give it a try before attacking the ceiling.

    Top tip, try not to hit a joist.

    deadlydarcy
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    Tbh, if it’s plasterboard, you could probably use sandpaper to take a mm off. Just be quite nimble when you do it.

    Premier Icon prettygreenparrot
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    Ah, nimbleness & sandpaper it is then. Thanks.

    flip
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    Just drill in and out with the hole saw a few times, they always cut slightly bigger anyway.

    I can recommend Screwfix own hole saws, i recently bought a new set for my deck lights, they cruise through 28mm deck board!

    oldgit
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    Where are you? I should have a 73mm saw and arbor.
    Leighton Buzzard.

    They’re usually a tight fit anyway, and many don’t have much room for error.
    Obviously the cheapest option is to use the template and a pad saw.

    oldgit
    Member

    Ah Screwfix, exactly why I can’t stand them.

    Says dimmer compatable, but doesn’t come with a transformer. So how do they know the customer will buy a dimmable transformer?

    50W lamp? some do. I’d actually check to see what’s written on the fitting. Many will only take 35W lamps because they’re almost fully sealed

    Interested to know what colour you bought and how much each.

    Heather Bash
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    Be nearer 71 /72 anyway by the time you’ve spun it through plasterboard.

    Could have done it for a few quid with a cheap set of compasses and padsaw blade for your Stanley knife πŸ˜‰

    ernie_lynch
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    Where are you? I should have a 73mm saw and arbor.

    And what is he going to do with the extra millimetre ?

    Bet you didn’t think of that eh ?

    I prefer Tesco’s own . . .

    Premier Icon chickenman
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    Hmmm..Screwfix holesaws: With the one I bought the teeth on it were so badly set it just about ripped my arm off using it! Also the collar that holds the locking plate in kept coming loose. Get a decent brand name like Starret or Bosch.
    Basic deal with Screwfix is that a lot of their unbranded stuff is guff!!

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