Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 46
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tomcat5 The Bee's Knees
Absolutely flawless performance in this tool. I was able to make perfect cuts for my 4" round garage ceiling outlets. ...catches the dust, too!
My DeWalt cordless drill did a fine job driving it through 5/8" drywall.
It is a couple of bucks cheaper than the Klein version and I would say it looks to be better made. Adjusting the diameter is tool-less.
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nipun Excellent product!
Wanted to install high hats for recessed lighting and was the first time I was doing something like this(I just bought my own house). Wanted to install multiple lights so bought this not knowing what to expect.
Have to say that the first hole I drilled I was pretty nervous..so I started drilling but stopped halfway to see if I was doing ok. I had dug in 3/4th of the way so I finished the job by using a regular cutter. On the second one I didn't stop and continued and till I went all the way through. Worked like a charm! Took lessthan 10 seconds I think!
Great product. The holes are neat and also save a ton of time!
A tip for those looking to buy it for recessed lights..set the hole width to 6.5 as opposed to just 6
April 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NW Does the job but not neatly
I needed a 5 1/2" hole for recessed lights and unfortunately there was no hole saw that size in stock so I bought this. Looks well designed, but the cutters are not as stable or effective as a proper hole saw. I ended up with a 5 1/2" hole in the ceiling, right size and round, but it was not as clean/regular in cross section as I'd like.
The debris catcher aspect DID work well, no mess at all.
I'll be doing a bunch of recessed lights soon, I'll be ordering a 5 1/2" hole saw on line as HD don't appear to stock one.
September 14, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sam Not the worst adjustable hole cutter
I have tools that my father used to repair aircraft during World War II and anything I buy is something that is built to last as long as possible. i have long believed that part of the difference between a Do It Yourself person and a professional tradesperson is the caliber of the tools they use.
This tool is not the worst adjustable hole cutter as those are the Klein and Shakespeare ones but the Milwaukee is a downsized version of the professional adjustable hole cutters from Hole Pro and they provide 1/4 the strength at best and no replaceable blades or tungsten carbide blades or a dust shield that does not get covered up by the cuttings so you can't see what is happening and no way to limit the depth of the cut so as not to accidentally cut something in the ceiling that is hidden by the sheetrock.
Want to cut holes in plaster or Hardie board or wood, then this is not going to cut it - literally. If you want to cut a few holes in the ceiling for a few can lights then it is definitely the cheapest tool you can buy for the job.
I was helping a friend install new lights in his house and he bought one of these. When I saw what he had I drove back home and brought my Hole Pro adjustable hole cutter kit. The Milwaukee tool is good for the price but that is not the same as being best for the job and with ceilings the cost of a mistake or damage outweighs any momentary cost savings.
One aspect that can be a problem with the cheap adjustable hole cutters is the large adjustment increments. With the Hole Pro adjustable hole cutters I can set the size of the hole from 2 to 12 inches and it can be 6" or 6-1/8" or 6-3/16" or whatever size hole is best for the fixture and the size hole needed varies with the fixture and the thickness of the ceiling material when installing retrofit light cans. With a better hole cutter I can make holes for vents and ducts and am not limited to 7 inches.
October 1, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TouchOfGray Not the best tool for task
While this wallboard hole cutter is superior to a manual scribe, it still pales in performance to the more expensive (2x) hole saw bit. Cutting wallboard with a straight blade is laborious. You need to "saw" wallboard if you're unable to score and break it. The hole saw bit that pros use has saw teeth.
The clear plastic cover that prevents dust from polluting everything quickly becomes coated and obscures your view of the tool's progress. It's fair to say that it solves one issue while creating another.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Krods1205 Drywall hole opener
Awesome clean and quick hole opener. Must have. Economical.
September 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dan Bought as an open container
I was assured the item was ok, even if it was in an open container and had been taped back together. I was in a pinch and needed the item now! So, I took it home and hooked it up to my drill, the wobble and vibration was so much I did not even try to use it! I went to Lowes to get one as I needed it now. Home Depot was very gracious in quickly giving me a refund. But, maybe it should not have been put back on the shelve if it had already been returned,
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HapptyFeller Has Merit
The cutter didn't always turn to cut through the sheet rock. Had to push up to cut then pull back to release it so it could reset itself.
September 6, 2016