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What old work boxes do you guys prefer/user.

I HATE all of them, with the least being the Arlington Metal Ones. You have get the tension on the screw just right, to minimize blowout. I HATE the fact there is a sharp screw in the area of the cavity, but it produces the most flush mount you get versus the raised affect you get with the plastic tabbed ear boxes.
 

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What old work boxes do you guys prefer/user.

I HATE all of them, with the least being the Arlington Metal Ones. You have get the tension on the screw just right, to minimize blowout. I HATE the fact there is a sharp screw in the area of the cavity, but it produces the most flush mount you get versus the raised affect you get with the plastic tabbed ear boxes.
You don't get a raised effect once the wall plates are on.
 

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It depends on what you get and where you go to get them. If you go to a big box store and pay less than $1 per box, you aren't going to be happy with the results. I admit that I use those cheap ones sometimes but when it really matters, I'll go to my supply house and get the old work boxes that cost $3-$4 each.
 
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