Originally Posted by artbyjody
Nice job... Question though - what really makes those templates so special?
Couldn't they create a template in paper for someone to actually make one themselves? I considered those ports - but who wants to purchase and wait 5-6 months to get a template to install them.....
Usually you don't have to wait that long to get one but 4X14 is the most popular size and they recently built a new factory which slowed things a bit.
What makes them so special is that they are made of a very thick 1/2" PVC type plastic and they have built in drill guides at each hole so you don't drill your holes crooked. The other thing that makes them special is that all you pay for is the shipping. You give them a deposit and when you're done ship it back and they credit you the $90.00.
Sure you could make one, it's very easy to trace the trim ring onto paper then transfer that to wood or plastic, but why? The plastic alone would cost three times the shipping...