I didn't need the 4" Hole Saw after all

Some of you may remember my post about looking for an alternative to a 4” hole saw for an exhaust vent. One of the main concerns was trying to cut the hole on a slanted soffit while standing on a ladder.
Well, I'm back to tell you that we found an alternative.
My Harbor Freight Multifunction tool came to the rescue, and the fact that we were able to do most of the work from the bathroom window really helped a lot.
As can be seen from the following pictures, we first cut the aluminum from the soffit, secured it to the wood and then cut the wood. After that we fed the vinyl exhaust hose down through the soffit, with me on the ladder and my son pushing it down from the attic. Finally, we attached the hose to the vent with a hose clamp, put a bead of caulk around the flange, and secured the vent to the soffit.
We cut the hole big enough for me to get my arm into the the soffit to pull the hose down, but left enough material in corners to secure the vent flange.
The multifunction tool comes through again!
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Great to hear it turned out well with no trips to the emergency room<g>.
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On 10/13/2012 10:25 PM, DerbyDad03 wrote:

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Very cool, glad it worked out for you. Those tools have many uses. ^_^
TDD
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DerbyDad03 wrote:

http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq121/DerbyDad03/photobucket-39505-1350182735166.jpg
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq121/DerbyDad03/photobucket-33739-1350182796083.jpg Cool. But you've got the blade on upside down.
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On 10/15/2012 9:50 AM, HeyBub wrote:

Who took the picture? From the ladder? :o)

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Actually, I've used the blades attached both ways and not noticed any difference, but I'm always will to learn.
Why do you say it's "upside down"? It's a side-to-side cutting action, so would it cut differently if it was flipped over?
I can see it mattering if I was undercutting a jamb or something like that, but when doing plunge cuts, does it really matter?
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Not that I can figure out, and since it vibrates sideways, except for door jamb type cuts, it doesn't matter.
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Did the exact same project during my bathroom reno and added a bath fan/light combo...Didn't want an ugly vent on that side of the house and used a soffit vent after seeing done that way it on a drywall job I was doing..Just remember to bury the exhaust hose UNDER the insulation lest you get condensation and hose fills with water ...Don't ask how I know this...LOL..
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