Drill America Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters offer an easy and efficient way to drill larger diameter holes without requiring large drill bits and extra-large chucks. They are manufactured from premium grade high speed steel with carbide tipped teeth for extra-long lifespan. Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters cut a wide range of materials such as stainless steel, cast iron, sheet metal and copper. They also work well with abrasive materials like high density resin and metal plates.
Cut a wide range of materials such as stainless steel, cast iron, sheet metal and copper
Work well with abrasive materials like high density resin and metal plates
Yes it makes the hole, but it has a fair amount of counter torque from your drill when it goes th...
Yes it makes the hole, but it has a fair amount of counter torque from your drill when it goes through the hole is just made, hang on tight. If you are planning to use this bit to drill holes for 1/2" conduit fittings you are probably not going to like it. It leaves a ragged hole with a big burr on the opposite side, it tended to walk around while drilling elongating the hole and as it went through the work piece the deep flutes on the sides grabbed the inside of the hole yanking the drill from my hand. It is also a very deep style of drill before it gets the stop shoulder and that can be a problem in electrical work. There are a lot of other manufacturers of this style of hole drill that just drill a nicer hole than this.
So far pretty good even though I only used it on thin metals like for cable boxes and other jobs....
So far pretty good even though I only used it on thin metals like for cable boxes and other jobs. The auto eject is pretty cool and really helps out to not cut myself trying to remove a stubborn metal hole cut out. It got only one cut out a little caught up in it but I popped it out pretty easy. It worked great on some sheet aluminum under all the sinks in a mobile home for new plumbing lines. And the aluminum was I believe about 18 gauge. I did use a little bit of cutting oil each time I used it and at low speed and I lost track of the holes I did but it’s still going. I did not use it on anything thicker than a metal cable box on the side of a home but I’m pretty sure it will do great on many more applications. The carbide on the hole saw is still in good shape but I’m also taking care of it while using it. Definitely liked it a lot and hope to get more sizes.
I needed to drill some holes in 16 gauge plate steal ( 0.0625"-- 1.59 mm ). First of all you nee...
I needed to drill some holes in 16 gauge plate steal ( 0.0625"-- 1.59 mm ).
First of all you need at least an 1/2" drill. From the picture you notice I am using a 18 volt Dewalt DC950 1/2" hammer drill.The first thing I did was remove the pilot bit. If you notice the base has a flat spot to better secure the bit in place. The spring, UN-compressed, is approx. 1 1/2" and is very stiff with a 1" depth of cut, which I can't imagine I would ever need, but it does have 2 pry holes if needed. This bit easily drilled 6 holes in the 16 gauge plate steel, if your are drilling a lot of holes and thicker material an electric drill would work better. What made it easy: Pressure-Oil-Rpm's, and of course, the carbide tips. The amount of holes you get ? That will depend on the type and thickness of material. And no, it is not designed to drill wood.
The Drill America 1 inch Diameter Carbide-Tipped Hole Cutter is an ideal tool for drilling holes ...
The Drill America 1 inch Diameter Carbide-Tipped Hole Cutter is an ideal tool for drilling holes in sheet metal, cast iron or stainless steel materials. The cutting blades are carbide-tipped for durability, and the cutting depth is 1 inch. It has a standard ½ inch shank for use in either a drill press or portable hand drills. A removable guide bit, spring and allen wrench are included for use in portable drills. The spring keeps the slug material from being lodged inside the hole saw.
This is a very useful tool for cutting holes in metal plate material. It also comes with a convenient plastic container for storage.
This is a unique hole cutter. It is very well made and is equipped with very strong and plentiful...
This is a unique hole cutter. It is very well made and is equipped with very strong and plentiful carbide teeth. The spring inside it to eject the slug is a great feature but realize the spring feature also limits the depth to which you can drill at a time. I personally would rather have a deeper bit so I can complete my cuts in a minimal number of passes. Some materials make if difficult or impossible to drill part way through and stop to break out the slug before continuing. If you are drilling thinner materials this is a very competent hole saw.
I needed to install a grommet to my Oklahoma Joe's Smoker and didn't want to use a step drill bit...
I needed to install a grommet to my Oklahoma Joe's Smoker and didn't want to use a step drill bit. I want to make one hole and be done with it, so I ordered this 1-1/4 in. Carbide Tipped Hole Cutter by Drill America and it worked, one and done. Just make sure you have some sort of liquid handy to spray your bit down to cool it off between drills. Also, this bit has a big chuck, so you will have to have a bigger drill, luckily I had my Makita hammer drill handy for this.
Oct 17, 2018
Do not rely on the catalog photograph - read the specific dimensions, especially chuck size. This...
Do not rely on the catalog photograph - read the specific dimensions, especially chuck size.
This product was ordered relying on the photo.
It will only fit drills w/ larger chuck openings, not common home-owner drills.
Also, the hole is going to be much smaller than you'd expect to get if you relied on the picture.
As it is, I'll be donating this item to a friend w/ a much larger drill-chuck.
What an Excellent drill bit design. Used in both 1/8” steel and 1/2” plywood. Results were bett...
What an Excellent drill bit design. Used in both 1/8” steel and 1/2” plywood. Results were better than expected. On the plywood there was no blow-out whatsoever. The holes were clean. The only knock would be the ejection spring for wood cutting. It did not help at all IMHO. Not the case when cutting steel as the ejection spring was quite helpful. Thunmbs up! The steel holes were too, left clean with minimal reaming required. These bit designs get a 5 star!
This drill bit is extremely well made. The carbide teeth are thick, and brazed unto the bit well...
This drill bit is extremely well made. The carbide teeth are thick, and brazed unto the bit well.
The bit has some heft to it as well.
The concept is simple...Drill a hole, and an integrated spring ejects the plug of material you've drilled.
The reality is somewhat different though. In using this bit, it ejected some plugs, and didn't eject some plugs. Thankfully, they put pry holes alongside the bit so you could scratch out the plug when stuck.
Overall, this is a very well made bit that will last quite some time drilling out holes, however the auto-ejecting plug part is somewhat hit or miss.
Ok, if I would recommend this product why would I give it a 4 star rating. First let me say that ...
Ok, if I would recommend this product why would I give it a 4 star rating. First let me say that this drill bit is made of the highest quality. The carbine tip is nice and cuts smoothly thru the wood. I really like the larger base on the bit. It fits a 3/8 or larger drill. It gives the bit a much more steady rotation. The concept of using an allen wrench to remove the bit form the hole cutter is very convenient. If the drill bit gets dual we no longer have to go around looking for wrenches just to replace it. The reason I give it a 4 is the spring design to eject the wood plug did not work flawlessly. Initially it worked nice but if you attempt to drill a little deeper then the bid was designed for the plug will get stuck and it is difficult to get out. I am looking forward to trying out the larger bits.