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Plug Cutter Set (3-Piece)

  • Designed to cut perfect plugs every time
  • Suitable for use with your existing drill
  • Carbon steel construction ensures durability
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Product Overview

Since 1910, General Tools has grown to become the recognized industry leader for specialty hand tools and instruments. The General Tools plug cutter set produces accurate plugs for covering screw holes in decking, flooring and fine furniture. Plug cutters are great for creating a decorative effect in any woodworking project and can also be used to repair nicks, scratches and dents. Each cutter is made from hardened alloy steel and will fit in both hand-held power drills and drill presses.
  • Produce and eject straight plugs from wood stock up to 3/4 in. thick
  • Works with power drill and drill press
  • Made from high carbon steel
  • Self-ejecting
  • Maximum safe speed: 1000 RPM
  • California residents

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Moulding TypeBaseQuarter RoundBaseBase
MaterialPVCWoodPVCWood
Finish TypeFinishedPaintedPrimedUnfinished
Interior/ExteriorInteriorExterior,InteriorExterior
Sell Pack OptionsSingle ItemKitSingle ItemSingle Item
ApplicationFloorFloorFloorFloor
Product Length (in.)96 in7.139696
Moulding FeaturesMoisture Resistant,Rot Resistant,Termite ResistantNo Additional FeaturesMoisture Resistant,Rot Resistant,Termite ResistantNo Additional Features
Product Width (in.)3.25 in4.383.253
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.13
Product Length (in.)
7.13
Product Width (in.)
4.38

Details

Application
Floor
Color Family
Black
Color/Finish
Black
Finish Type
Painted
Installation Type
Glue
Interior/Exterior
Exterior,Interior
Material
Wood
Moulding Features
No Additional Features
Moulding Type
Quarter Round
Pattern Number
1
Returnable
90-Day
Sell Pack Options
Kit

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

Questions & Answers

10Questions34Answers

Can these be used on Trex decking?

Asked by QuietOne August 7, 2020
1
Answer

Yes, these cutters shouldn't have any problem cutting composite decking.

Dear Home Depot, don't you think it odd that you don't list the sizes of the plug cutters?

Asked by CuriousCustomer July 3, 2020
1
Answer

The sizes are 3/8-Inch, 1/2-Inch & 5/8-Inch Diameter Bits

How about indicating what diameter plugs the set cuts!

Asked by Duh July 2, 2020
1
Answer

They are marked on the tools. I think its 3/8, 1/2 and 5/8 if i remember right.

Would these cut through particle board subfloor, like around a nailhead?

Asked by wwjase February 26, 2020
3
Answers

No. It is a really bad idea to use the plug cutter for other than its intended purpose. Keep it away from nail heads.

Is this inside measure or outside measure? I need to cut out thread anchors. So is the 5/8's outs...

Asked by pauliedman December 5, 2017
5
Answers

A 5/8" plug cutter will cut a plug that will fit inside a 5/8" hole.

Can you cut a plug out of carpet with this without tearing

Asked by Ed April 10, 2017
5
Answers

ABSOLUTELY, NOT, NO, don't try it. You will be terribly upset with your torn carpet.

How long can each plug be. I am looking for an 1 1/2" long plug. Will this do the trick?

Asked by Hubbahub January 5, 2017
5
Answers

No, the depth of the cut is not that deep.

Can it cut through ceramic tile easily?

Asked by Jerry July 16, 2016
5
Answers

No way

Hole in a candle base?

Asked by KC December 28, 2015
3
Answers

First, that is a clever idea to avoid the wick. Since you don't actually need the plug, just an "avoid the wick drill bit" it might work. I suggest you practice on one of your broken candles, first, to see how it does to prevent cracking. Since the wax is such a soft material I'd take it slow, use as slow speed on the drill and as little pressure as you can to make progress. Once you have reached the maximum depth of the first core which is about an inch, just remove it and start again.

What are the sizes of each bit?

Asked by Sal September 17, 2015
5
Answers

ckick on the picture, it will increase in size, then you can read the size printed on each of the bits.

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Customer Reviews

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Used recently to cut plugs from poplar, worked perfect. Used these in a drill press, very simple ...
Used recently to cut plugs from poplar, worked perfect. Used these in a drill press, very simple and clean...line up straight, and use a small screw driver to pop-out plug. Use a little wood glue on the edge and then lightly tap into place. You can use a flush cut saw or sand even them down (if needed).
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I was at first a little leery of these plug cutters because they are not finished as nicely as so...
I was at first a little leery of these plug cutters because they are not finished as nicely as some others, but after cutting more than thirty-six - 1/2" plugs and a few more 3/8" plugs in very hard wood, I have to say they worked just fine. I have a couple of suggestions for using them that might help avoid some of the problems that others have reported: 1) Use them in a drill press. 2) Cut your plugs in long narrow strips of wood and don't cut all the way through the wood. Remove the plugs by turning that strip of wood on edge and ripping it at the depth that will produce the thickness of plug that you want. This avoids any struggle getting the plugs out of the plug cutter and makes it easy to produce plugs at precisely the thickness that you want. See the photo. Bottom line: These may not be the prettiest plug cutters, but they work just fine.
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This plug cutter set comes with a 3/8, 1/2, and a 3/4 inch cutter. I bought this set to cut plug...
This plug cutter set comes with a 3/8, 1/2, and a 3/4 inch cutter. I bought this set to cut plugs to cover screw holes in a maple counter top. I chose this set because I don't need them often and didn't want to spend upwards of $20 per plug cutter for the higher end ones. The 3/8" cutter works very well and cuts quickly. The 1/2" cutter is not quite as smooth but that could be a function of my cordless drill not being powerful enough. I cut several 1/2" plugs but started to activate the overload protection on my 18 volt drill. I have not used the 3/4" bit because of my drill. For the price, I am pleased with these cutters. They do not produce the smoothest plugs but I didn't expect that. I would like to see smoother faces on the plugs though. If you need perfect plugs that are completely smooth, I would recommend going with Rockler or similar brand.
by KandEWoodwork
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It was easy to create your own plugs with this ser. I recommend this set if you like to give your...
It was easy to create your own plugs with this ser. I recommend this set if you like to give your project a professional look.
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Great items,it did job well
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