by Brianna Crandall — March 6, 2017 — Of interest to facilities managers adding new lighting or small fixtures, or overseeing a new construction or renovation project, Madison Electric Products just announced the launch of the innovative SmartBox Shark Tooth — a fixture box that actually cuts its own hole.
For years, electricians and contractors have been forced to rely on expensive hole saws and complicated templates when mounting round cut-in fixture boxes, notes the company. The SmartBox Shark Tooth Fixture Box has a hole saw built right in to the design allowing for quick and easy installation without the need for additional costly tools or cumbersome templates. This smart solution is useful for pendant lighting, smoke detectors, wall sconces and all small fixtures.
The Shark Tooth Fixture Box is UL listed and features a patented integrated hole saw and 9/16 lug for easy installation. The included hole saw is engineered to cut a perfect hole every time, and the swing clamps make secure mounting a breeze. As with all SmartBox products, all 8/32 device holes are machine threaded and NM cable clamps are built right into the design.
Absolutely a first of its kind, according to the company, Shark Tooth was designed with the electrician in mind for installing overhead lighting, wall sconces and smoke detectors. A built-in hole saw creates the perfect-sized hole every time, while also making it easy to center-on-center mark, says Madison. A piercing drill bit located at the center of the blade is engineered to allow for pinpoint accuracy, requiring very little measuring and marking up the wall. Raised mounting rings with center hole are located inside the back wall of the box for surface-mount installations, basement or attic studs.
- A perfect hole cut every time
- No special hole saw or template required
- Location accuracy during installation
- Quick and easy to install
- Mounting hole spacing accommodates 3/0 and 4/0 fixtures
- Supports fixtures up to 6 lbs.
- Requires 9/16″ driver (not included)
For more information on the new Shark Tooth Fixture Box or Madison’s full product portfolio, visit the Madison Electric Products Web site. See also the Shark Tooth Fixture Box Demo Video on YouTube. To submit an idea for consideration through Madison’s Sparks Innovation Center, visit the Sparks Web site.