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Which trade does wall chasing fall under?

Boasting an electric motor and twin discs, a wall chaser is an excellent power tool for cutting narrow channels into plaster, concrete, stone or brick.

Various tradespeople will use wall chasers, but some more regularly than others. Let’s dive into what wall chasers are used for and who uses them.

Which trade does wall chasing fall under

Wall chasing tool explained

A wall chaser’s two blades are positioned close together to create a narrow, uniform channel perfect for hiding TV and appliance wires or other electrical cables. 

When done with basic tools, chasing or cutting a space in a wall can be a long and laborious job. Using a chisel and hammer would achieve the same job, but slowly. A wall chaser is a nearer and quicker option as the blades can cut a channel uniformly in width and depth in one go.

Which trade does wall chasing fall under?

Because a wall chaser uses discs that are close together to create a narrow channel perfect for hiding wires and pipes, electricians and plumbers are the tradespeople more likely to use wall chasers.

Chasing walls is a common aspect of an electrician’s job. They usually own a wall chaser tool outright and can do the work for you, so you won’t need to buy or hire one. 

Wall chaser hire

An online search makes finding manufacturers and DIY stores easy for wall chaser hire. It may save you money, but chasing a wall is potentially dangerous. You might injure yourself with the blades or cut into electrical wires buried in the pipes.  

Professional electricians always recommend hiring a trusted tradesperson who can safely complete the job. An electrician will always prefer to do this themselves rather than letting homeowners complete the work so they comply with UK wiring regulations. 

Plumbers will also use wall chasers as the blades can be adjusted to make a thicker gap, which you can insert bigger pipes into.

How long does wall chasing take?

An electrician can chase a wall in mere moments with a wall chaser. Done by hand with a chisel and hammer will take much longer, and even longer again if you’re chasing a cement wall. 

Moreover, wall chasers give a better finish than an angle grinder or small masonry saw. These basic tools can only make one cut at a time, often leaving an uneven channel.

A trusted plumber or electrician can perfectly cut the channel in your wall in much less time. We always recommend finding a good tradesperson to do the job safely and efficiently.

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