A wall chaser is a tool used to create channels in walls (and sometimes floors) in order to run cables and pipes. They are available in the form of electric power tools, and also as attachments for powered drills.
Sparky are an own-brand range of tools created by Screwfix to target their price conscious DIY market. The tools are often as good as the leading brand names, although the price does not always reflect this. Their wall chasers are designed for a purpose and don’t have some of the fancy bells and whistles that [...]
Silverline are a budget brand, aimed squarely at the home and DIY market, and the price and thus quality of their products reflect that. However, that doesn’t mean that the products are not of good quality – they are more than adequate for most home improvement jobs; they just might not stand up to trade [...]
Milwaukee are an American power tool company, founded in 1924, and now producing over 500 different models of power tool, with their wall chasers being just one of them. With a brand steeped in power tool history, you can be sure to trust any Milwaukee product. As Milwaukee power tools have been supplying industry professionals [...]
Makita power tools, and especially their wall chasers, are some of the most tried and tested power tools available. Although they are relatively new to the wall chaser market, they produce some of the strongest models available today, and many electricians swear by them. Makita power tools have a wide range of products for you [...]
Started back in 1919 Draper tools have been suppliers to the automotive, industrial, construction and gardening professionals for all their tool needs. No matter the job or the size of it Drapers tools have what you need, by supplying such a variety of industries they are equipped with more tools than many other companies may [...]
Bosch supply both the trade and DIY industry with construction and gardening tools as well as accessories and spare parts and even servicing for your tools should you find them in need of repair. Having an all-round service such as the one that Bosch does means that no matter the problem whether it is a [...]
Metabo supply both the building trade, outdoor needs of all sizes and also the metal processing industry. Providing not only small scale tools for the building trade but also some of the larger and most extreme tools needed for the biggest sites around the world Metabo have established themselves as a name to be remembered. [...]
Wall chasers are a unique and useful power tool used by certain tradesmen to cut grooves into a wall. A job that was once done by hammer and chisel has been made very easy with the invention of wall chasers as they can cut the slots into walls much quicker. Disc wall chasers are more like an angle grinder in the way they work, they can have two discs mounted to allow the wall chaser to cut two slits at the same time, these types of wall chasers also have a carriage assembly so that you can be assured to get a similar depth throughout then groove as you move the machine down a wall.
Other types of wall chaser generally fit within the dust extraction category and will be attached to a vacuum so that as the wall chaser cuts the grooves the dust will be pulled away from the area as surfaces such as plaster can be very prone to a lot of dust. The finished grooves that wall chasers create are used for laying cables and pipes into walls such as electrical wires and heating pipes which can then be covered back over with plaster so that they can't be seen. Wall chasers are a very popular method of laying pipes and wires as it is a fast way to do it and the finished result is very pleasing to the eye.
Chances are that you will be laying lots of different sized pipes and wires and so most wall chasers have the options to change the width and depth of the groves you are creating to ensure a good fit for the pipes and allow them to be plastered over easily. There are different sized wall chasers depending on the job you are doing as well to allow a much wider range of sizes.