I need to cut a 1.5 inch diameter hole through a stucco-ed wall to run
my power line to the garage. The 1.5 inch hole is for the above grade
PVC conduit. Below grade is the proper power cable that can be buried
What is a good tool to use that won't chip or flake the stucco?
To use a hole saw will be like applying the saw teeth to a grindstone.
I have a 3/4 inch masonry tungsten drill bit but I don't think that
will go very far either and will most likely chip the stucco.
From the stucco layer the hole will encounter a wire mesh that held
the stucco as well as the tar paper over the plywood sheathing.
Use a carbide rimmed hole saw, made for cutting through ceramic tile.
I've bought them from HD and tile supply houses.
Baring that a glass supply house will have diamond hole saws but I think
that is overkill.
Or use a regular $10 or < (sacrificial) hole saw. Also, if he scores the
circumference of the hole with a hammer and chisel first, then carefully
chisels out the hole, the rough edges can be covered with a bead of caulk or
Even the cheapest holesaw from Harbor Freight tools will cut ONE hole in
stucco...then pitch it if its shot. I sawed a square 12" hole in a stucco
wall with one cheap all purpose jigsaw blade-no prob
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