This carbide hole cutter cuts quick, precise holes in a variety of materials. Integrated flange prevents the operator from drilling beyond the sheet metal. Split point pilot drill bit prevents bit walking.
Heavy duty, durable carbide hole cutters for long life
Cuts quick, precise holes in stainless steel, mild steel, iron, copper and brass sheet up to 3/16-Inch (0.5 cm) thick
Split point pilot drill bit prevents bit walking
Integrated flange prevents the operator from drilling beyond the sheet metal
Q:Where is the nearest store that carries this drill bit my zip code 10704
by|Sep 23, 2019
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A: Hello Eamon,
It does not appear this item is carried at any of your local Home Depot stores. This can however be ordered and shipped directly to your local store for pickup!
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by|Oct 14, 2019
Q:will this bit go through block walls
by|Mar 23, 2019
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A: no. you will need a masonry bit. here is a link to one
by|Aug 13, 2020
A: The Klein Tools model # 31868 Carbide Hole Cutter is designed to cut quick, precise holes in stainless steel, mild steel, iron, copper and brass sheet up to 3/16" thick.
by|Jan 23, 2021
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4.3 out of 5
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100%recommend this product
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Jan 18, 2018
This cutter is precise and very sharp. In fact, if you're careless enough, you just might get sli...
This cutter is precise and very sharp. In fact, if you're careless enough, you just might get sliced.
The box it comes in is convenient for storage, and also includes an allen wrench for switching out or sharpening the pilot bit. I did not notice much walking when starting the hole, but I would still recommend a spring punch for better accuracy; it's also easier to line up the hole since you'll feel a slight dip as it slips in. You will need a 1/2" chuck on your drill to fit the arbor.
I assume most people will use this for thinner metals, but if you need to go through something thicker, then make sure to remove the spring before the first 1/8 inch or so, as it will work against you. It simply slips off and is surprisingly easy to remove; perhaps too easy, leading to its future loss. Of course, it's function is simply to help break the piece loose which you are cutting, and won't be a big deal to most. The only affected variable possibly being production speed (if used on a mass scale or in commercial settings). The maximum possible depth on this is 11/16ths before you bottom out from the depth guard.
The cut I needed to make turned out very clean and burr-free in relation to other tools, but if you further want to eliminate burrs, then use some cutting fluid on a medium speed, constantly removing the shavings as you dig deeper. Going too slow will cause the drill to catch and rip out pieces, yet going too fast will wear out the saw prematurely. The rpm speed rating chart is included, but will be quite useless to most people using hand drills. Overall it's a good tool and appears to have excellent durability. If you're looking for a great value, this may not be your thing. If you're looking for precision however, then this is your guy.
This is a sturdy and heavy duty hole cutter. You certainly need a strong drill if using on dense ...
This is a sturdy and heavy duty hole cutter. You certainly need a strong drill if using on dense wood. Cordless drills worked for thinner and softer wood such as pine. The hole cutter does a good job of making a clean circular hole. It creates a lot of debris, so keep that in mind if you are working on something for the inside of the house. After cutting a few holes, the metal is still super sharp. This should last years!
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Customer review from Klein Tools
Jul 8, 2021
Great5 tool. Ripped thru 3/16" plate steel like butter!...
Great5 tool. Ripped thru 3/16" plate steel like butter!
Jun 24, 2021
Lost sharpness and became unusable after only 3 holes in...
Lost sharpness and became unusable after only 3 holes in stainless.
Jun 2, 2021
Carbide tips broke off during first use. Would not...
Carbide tips broke off during first use. Would not recommend.
Feb 8, 2018
Cuts fast, smooth, and perfectly. The key to using this cutter is practice, patience and the rig...
Cuts fast, smooth, and perfectly. The key to using this cutter is practice, patience and the right speed on your drill. The cutter can be used on a variety of materials, and although wood isn't listed, I actually used it to cut some holes to run some 1.5" conduit through. The cutter is heavy and very sharp and with a warranty for the normal lifetime of the product, it is a great choice!
This is a nice hole cutter. Great for projects where you either need a starter hole for a jig saw...
This is a nice hole cutter. Great for projects where you either need a starter hole for a jig saw or saws all. Or maybe you just need to drill a hole in your project, like bird houses, entertainment cabinets, ect. It's well made of thick solid metal and should last you for many projects. The starter bit helps get the cutting established quicker and more accurately for a uniform shape. I also like that this bit can cut through metal. A great choice for a variety of cutting projects.
Very keen as delivered. I've cut 11 gauge and 1/4-inch carbon steel plates. Very little wear. Cut...
Very keen as delivered. I've cut 11 gauge and 1/4-inch carbon steel plates. Very little wear.
Cutter centers quickly on 1/8-1/4 inch stepped pilot.
Pilot is replaceable; even the 1/8-inch hex key is supplied in the handy protective case.
The case is transparent (making tool identification quick) and rectangular for compact storage amidst other cutters.
Spare pilot drill #31874 is available at H.D., where pick up price is lowest among 26 internet sources.
Strong tapered (beehive) spring ejects the slug effectively. And a new spring comes with each pilot.
I am anxious to learn how long the carbides last.
Cutting depth is 1/2 inch; wholly adequate for most sheet metal work. Drilling square tubes and laminated work requires some hole matching and centering layout. But the extra steps are worth it for the convenience of cutting such with portable / hand held equipment.
Quality of construction is first rate Klein. Nicely machined. Appears to be fine grade steel. Of ten teeth, fusion welding is 75% visually flawless. Minor porosity appears along the I.D.
Half-inch hex shank chucks securely.
This is a tool one can take pride in.
I'm convinced I should buy the set. Klein # 31873 (also best price at H.D.)