QUADSAW, the tool that drills perfect square and rectangular holes, has officially launched.
The innovative drilling product is set to save the construction industry countless hours of labour and, most importantly, hundreds of millions of pounds.
Manufactured in the UK, QUADSAW is a seamless attachment to a power drill that uses patented technology to convert rotary motion into a linear motion – in four planes at once.
It means perfect square holes for electrical sockets and other boxes can be cut in seconds rather than minutes, saving the construction industry millions of hours of labour annually.
QUADSAW Co-Founder Ean Brown said: “Over the past two years we field-tested and improved the product as well as set up our UK manufacturing facility.
"We are proud to have shipped all QUADSAWs to UK pre-order customers and are ready to supply all new orders.”
The product is especially useful in new build projects, electricians and dryliners, where multiple square holes always need cutting.
Tradespeople currently create socket holes with rulers, pencils and handsaws, which is time consuming and inaccurate.
QUADSAW solves this problem thanks to its unique four-blade technology that enables users to cut square holes with minimal dust and absolute precision.
This means they can achieve higher consistency in the quality of their work, while saving time and money.
QUADSAW has a built-in spirit level and the blades can be changed in seconds at the push of a button enabling the user to switch between single and double socket sizes.
As of 2018, over 250,000 electricians in the UK cut approximately three holes each working day, and according to survey by TradeSkills4U, QUADSAW could save over 16 million hours of labour and over £320 million per annum in the UK alone (Based on £20 an hour minimum average for an electrician), and much more globally.
Seal of approval
Mike Perkins (below), an electrician from Maidenhead with over 40 years’ experience, was given a QUADSAW for the day on his latest new build project.
He had an ambitious aim to cut 60 holes by the end of the day, but ended up with 82 perfect single and double box holes by the afternoon.
Mike said: “Using the QUADSAW makes the job of cutting square and rectangular holes easier than ever before.
“It’s precise, limits dust, has fantastic build quality, and is going to save me and many other electricians a lot of money. The QUADSAW should be at the top of any workman’s tool list.”
Tried and tested
The first QUADSAW prototype was developed in 2016 and a pre-order campaign was launched, attracting customers from across the globe.
Following a successful period of development and testing those pre-orders have been shipped to all customers from the UK, with customers around the world to receive their orders in the next few months. Improvements to the prototype include:
• Greater longevity – drill up hundreds
of holes with each set of blades;
• More robust – successfully tested in
• Compatibility with a wider variety
Ean added: “In my career as a lawyer and commercial operator I’ve seen a lot of products go to market so when I saw the final QUADSAW in action I knew it would be a winner. The amount of time and effort that this tool will save is phenomenal.”
Inventor & QUADSAW Co-Founder Michael Sebhatu said: “Working as a kitchen fitter, while completing my Master’s 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 for QUADSAW was born. The unique thing about this product is it makes life easier to the person using it.”
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