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2 in. to 7 in. Adjustable Hole Saw Cutter

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  • Built for durability and precision cuts
  • Compact design for tight spaces
  • 1-size-fits all solution to make holes in drywall & ceiling tile
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Product Details
  • Built for durability and precision cuts
  • Compact design for tight spaces
  • 1-size-fits all solution to make holes in drywall & ceiling tile
About This Product

The Milwaukee Adjustable Hole Cutter offers 1-size-fits all solution to make holes in drywall and ceiling tile. Utilizing a QUIK-LOK arbor for tool-free adjustability as well as laser etched markings and size indicator, users can quickly and easily change sizes without the use of a hex key. Chose the Milwaukee Adjustable Hole Cutter for applications in drywall and ceiling tiles including: recessed lights, audio speakers, fire and security systems and clearance holes.

  • QUIK-LOK arbor for quick and easy tool-free adjustability
  • 2 in. Dia to 7 in. Dia in 1/4 in. increments for a greater size range
  • Black oxide coated with laser etched size indicators
  • Durable debris shield with spring collar design
  • Optimized blades for smooth and clean cuts in 1 in. material
  • 1-size-fits all solution to make holes in drywall and ceiling tile
  • Used for recessed lights, audio speakers, fire and security systems and clearance holes
  • Includes: 2 in. to 7 in. Dia adjustable hole cutter
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Product ID #: 205744284Internet #: 045242344260Model #: 49-56-0320

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From the Manufacturer



Bit Diameter7 inBit Length (in.)1.0 in
Drilling Depth (in)1.5Hole Saw Diameter (in)7"
Shank Diameter1/4 in


Arbor includedYesArbor SizeN/A
Bit MaterialBlack OxideDrill Bit TypeHole Saw
Drill Bit Type(s) IncludedHole SawIndividual/SetIndividual
Material CutMulti-PurposeMin Chuck Size Required1/4 In.
Pilot Bit IncludedYesReturnable90-Day
Shank Style3-FlatTeeth Per Inch1
Tools Product TypePower Tool

Questions & Answers

Q:Can you buy new blades
by|Jan 14, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Hello John, the blades are not replaceable. - Milwaukee Tool, Social Team

by|Jan 16, 2024
    Q:I have put the tool together in the correct way, but the shield is deeper than the blade. How do I make the tool cut anything?
    by|Jul 5, 2023
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  The black cylinder that clips onto the bottom of the shield has a spring in it.  Center the pilot bit on your mark and push the drill and bit gently up until the bit assembly starts to push away from the shield and engages the ceiling/whatever.  Push slowly to make then cut and allow the spring to retract the bit after you break through.  It makes sure that the shield is pressed up into the surface of the cut and seals it as much as possible without requiring you to use two hands on the drill.

    by|Jul 6, 2023
      Q:Will this cut 1/4 plexiglass?
      by|Apr 29, 2023
      1 Answer
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      A:  The Adjustable Hole Saw Cutter is designed to cut through dry wall and ceiling tile. - Social Team

      by|Apr 29, 2023
        Q:Plaster walls?
        by|Dec 24, 2022
        4 Answers
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        A:  No, the tool may not be sharp enough for plaster. It’s really meant for dry wall only.

        by|Dec 30, 2022

          A:  Nope folds up like a cheap paper clip   I was trying to cut a hole in a 1900s plaster wall. It went through the plaster. OK soon as I hit the lathe  that was it.

          by|Dec 27, 2022

            A:  not good on old plaster walls or ceilings. If the plaster has the old wood laths under neath, the plaster will be too loose and unstable.

            by|Dec 28, 2022

              A:  No Sir, better to use hole saw. 

              by|Dec 30, 2022
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                Customer Reviews

                3.6 out of 5
                • 3.6 out of 1,054 reviews
                • 61% recommend this product
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                Broke within first few holes.
                Bought this as a homeowner looking for an alternitive to buying multiple explensive blades i wouldnt use often. I bent one of the arms on a ceiling joist within first couple holes. Blades also cut rough tearing up the sheetrock. The dust cover did catch 95% of dust. Needs some work before I could recommend buying again!
                  Good concept, very poor execution.
                  Blades don’t cut, they just tear up the drywall. The screwes holding the blades on loosen constantly. Easy to adjust size and the dust cover is nice.
                  Response from Social TeamDec 18, 2023
                  Thank you for your feedback on your Adjustable Hole Cutter. Our team will pass this feedback along to the proper team for insight! - The Social Team
                    Awesome tool
                    I used a corded drill. For a clean cut, you need to slowly press the bit into the sheetrock a millimeter at a time. If you press down on the drill bit with a lot of force initially or mid way through the bit will snag. Perfect hole every time.
                      • Recommended
                      Excellent product for drywall; essential for any overhead cutouts such as recessed lighting. However, a high-speed high-torque drill is necessary to drive the cutting blades at a high enough speed for a clean cut. Accurate tool-less adjustments are money. The debris shield with spring tensioned adapter seems cheap, however, it works quite well and captures about 95% of the sediment.
                        • Recommended
                        Garbage drill bit
                        The drill bit snaps within first 2 to 3 uses. On my 3rd one. Not getting another
                          This thing is a beast!
                          I was needing to install quite a few recessed lighting fixtures in our house and was on the fence about purchasing this jewel. While there are many great reviews, there are equally as many pretty bad ones. So i took the plunge and picked up this yesterday at my local store. After cutting 21 6" holes in my 1/2" sheetrock ceiling it is as sharp as it was on the first one. Bottom line, if you use a tool for what it was designed for, it works flawlessly.
                            • Recommended
                            Tabs kept loosening up. My holes are disgusting and now...
                            Tabs kept loosening up. My holes are disgusting and now have to patch and spackle the ceiling to hide imperfections for the Down lights I cut for. So frustrating. I should have just used a sheet rock knife. I never buy these fad “make it easier” tools.
                            • Verified Purchase
                            Trash - blades come loose - can't cut a clean hole
                            Various tests with 2 different drills. Nothing I tried would make a clean hole. Using an impact driver will shake loose the little bolts that hold the blades vertical. Tighten them and they will get loose again. With a regular drill the initial hole started clean, and then the spinning cutter jammed super hard on the backside paper of the drywall and tore up the hole. I thought this would be the answer for cutting the 30 holes I need for recessed lighting. It isn't.
                              2 found this review helpful
                              Excellent find for drywall ceilings
                              I can’t believe how well this worked. I wouldn’t use it on anything but drywall. Don’t apply much pressure - just think of it as cutting away a tiny layer with each rotation. I would still wear a mask, but it almost entirely eliminates dust!
                                • Recommended
                                1 found this review helpful
                                Nope to the nope, don't do it.
                                Went from a homerun to a broken bat at the plate. I reviewed this product 8 years ago and it was great, truly superb. However, now the Milwaukee quality is nonexistent in this product. If the arms aren't bending like a limp noodle then they simply explode and send shrapnel all over the place. My belief is the manufacturing process has gone off the rails on this one and no one at Milwaukee has figured it out. I don't see any design changes from previous versions that I could point to as the culprit. Sad, it was a good tool.
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