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BIG HAWG Carbide Hole Saw Kit (7-Piece)

  • 50X life for heavy duty application, cuts up to 1000+ nails
  • 10X larger carbide teeth for 5X faster cuts in nail-embedded wood
  • Best solution for cement board shingles, plaster, stucco and more
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Product Overview

The MILWAUKEE BIG HAWG with Carbide Teeth is the best hole saw solution for nail-embedded wood and abrasive material applications. This first-to-market hole saw offers extreme life utilizing advanced carbide technology. The BIG HAWG gives users 50X more life in demanding applications with the ability to cut 1000+ more nails. The heavy duty hole saw has 10X larger carbide teeth that rip through materials five times faster. Deeper slots allow for fast and easy plug removal. The BIG HAWG hole saw is the best solution for cutting through the toughest materials, including nails, cement board, shingles, plaster and stucco. The kit includes four BIG HAWG hole saws, two pilot bits and a diamond file.
  • 10X larger carbide teeth
  • 3 tooth design for fast aggressive cuts
  • Carbide tipped multi-material pilot bit for increased material versatility
  • Thicker backer for extreme life in demanding applications
  • Optimized slot design for fast plug removal
  • Enlarged braze surface for stronger bond to the carbide teeth
  • Cuts wood, nails, shingles, cement board, plaster and more
  • Includes: (1) 2-1/8 in. BIG HAWG with carbide teeth, (1) 2-9/16 in. BIG HAWG with carbide teeth, (1) 3-5/8 in. BIG HAWG with carbide teeth, (1) BIG HAWG with carbide teeth Arbor, (1) BIG HAWG with carbide teeth Diamond File, (2) BIG HAWG with carbide teeth Pilot Bits
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Specifications

Dimensions

Drilling Depth (in)
2.44
Product Depth (in.)
2.44 in
Product Height (in.)
3.625 in
Product Width (in.)
3.625 in

Details

Arbor included
Yes
Bit Material
Carbide
Drill Bit Type
Hole Saw
Drill Bit Type(s) Included
Hole Saw
Individual/Set
Set
Material Cut
Multi-Purpose
Min Chuck Size Required
3/8 In.
Number of Pieces
7
Pilot Bit Included
Yes
Returnable
90-Day
Shank Style
Hex
Teeth Per Inch
1
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Questions & Answers

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Can you purchase just the case?

Asked by Jdp459 December 21, 2020
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You cac buy just the case but i think you would need to make your own insert to organize the hole saws, At this time it is the best value to purchase the kit that includes the packout

Could this be used to bore a hole in a concrete slab?

Asked by chris November 9, 2020
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Generally no. You would need a diamond cutter for such masonry, not to mention a costly commercial-grade boring tool. Also, I imagine you mean a slab already on the ground. This type of cutting device requires a through cut if you are to actually have a hole; if the slab is in place, most likely there is no way to be able to cut through to the "other side" (which is going to be about 7900 miles deeper than the couple inches of depth the cutter can penetrate at max). And without cutting through, you ultimately only remove a hairline circle from the concrete, with the middle still left there.

Can these be used for concrete block walls? (Assuming the blocks are hollow)

Asked by Alex August 7, 2020
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I haven't tried (and won't), but I assume they would get ruined after just a couple of holes.

Has anyone used these on plaster? I'm curious how well they actually work for that.

Asked by Alex August 7, 2020
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Yes, they work well in plaster. I've made several cuts and the teet still look perfect. Ordinary bi-metal hole swas do not last nearly as log.

DOES THIS USE (OR IS IT COMPATIBLE WITH) THE SAME ARBOR THAT THE REGULAR MILWAUKEE BI-METAL HOLE ...

Asked by BigD July 30, 2020
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Yes

Does this use (or is it compatible with) the same arbor that the regular Milwaukee bi-metal hole saws use?

Asked by BigD July 30, 2020
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Hello! Our BIG HAWG Carbide Hole Saw Kit (49-56-9290) comes with (1) BIG HAWG with carbide teeth Arbor.

Where. I can find on stock

Asked by Wilmer February 7, 2020
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I don’t think you’ll find them in stock. But I was able to buy this set online at Home Depot, and it was delivered pretty quickly. I received it in about a week or so.

Can this be used with ceramic tile?

Asked by Duane November 24, 2019
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Duane, I did some research on your question and even though these saws will cut nails, cement boards and stucco, the are not designed to cut ceramic tile. Sorry.

Would this be good for cutting through 1/8” thick aluminum extrusions?

Asked by Shutterdog November 15, 2019
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Yes no problem, just use the correct bit in the arbor.

Why only 9 piece holesaw with big hawg?

Asked by Rob November 15, 2019
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As a handyman this set works great for me as a full fledged contractor you can always buy other bits as needed

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.9
    out of 225 reviews
  • 91% recommend this product
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Received the Milwaukee BigHawg 9 piece carbide teeth hole saw kit. Item # 49-56-9295. These hole saws will go through wood with nails (although I would avoid going through nails if possible because it’s going to take a toll on the bit), cement board, plaster, and shingles. I needed larger sizes and this kit fits the bill with 2 1/8, 2 9/16, 3”, 3 5/8 and 4 5/8. It also comes with Arbor with Pilot bit, 2 Big Hawg with carbide teeth Clean Wood pilot bits and a fantastic pack out carrier to hold everything. I do a lot of rough in work in new construction and additions work and my old stuff needed to be replaced. After reading reviews and a few manufacturers,I decided that the Big Hawg by Milwaukee was the one for me. Tried out one of the saws and it was like cutting through butter compared to my old stuff (see picture). The only con that might be concern for finish work is that they do cut a rough hole. I would highly recommend this kit.
by CAROL
Man oh man, I love this Milwaukee BIG HAWG 9-piece Carbide Hole Saw Kit with PACKOUT case. This i...
Man oh man, I love this Milwaukee BIG HAWG 9-piece Carbide Hole Saw Kit with PACKOUT case. This is the perfect do-it-all hole saw to have on hand when you don't know what type of material you are going to encounter. I have the Milwaukee DOZER hole saws and they do a great job but the BIG HAWG excels at it. The sizes in the set seemed a little odd and non-standard and I honestly don't know what their true intent is. I have put holes in a wide variety of material for running electrical conduit, water lines, drain lines and these hole saws never once faltered. My two biggest complaints when using hole saws are dulling and difficulty removing the plugs. These suffer from neither. Actually, I think I must have set a personal time record for getting a plug out of a hole saw. For me, that alone makes them worth the extra expense. These will cost you more up front but you will recoup that in the life expectancy.
by Tex75
The Milwaukee big hawg carbide hole saws are amazing. Gone are the days of bimetal blades that bu...
The Milwaukee big hawg carbide hole saws are amazing. Gone are the days of bimetal blades that burn up quick. The hole saws are a must if doing anytype of rough in work. The bits grab nicely and feed through the wood with little effort. Being carbide a nail hit isn't the end of the bit, they take a beating and could easily be resharpend and have a tooth replaced if need be. The case it come is is part of the pack out storage system which is great all in its self.
by Wll1630
This is the best hole saw I have ever used. The Milwaukee big hawg kit is an exceptional set of ...
This is the best hole saw I have ever used. The Milwaukee big hawg kit is an exceptional set of tools. The carbide hole bits are rugged, cut accurately through wood and composite materials and most importantly, through nails and screws in the wood. The box is jobsite tough with secure latches and mounts on the back to fit the Milwaukee tool boxes. The kit includes two wood and one spiral pilot bits. Milwaukee lives up to its motto, Quality Portable Tools.
by Vanz73
I didn’t know there was such a thing as carbide hole saws. This is a heavy duty set. The saws have three teeth, regardless of the hole size. The carbide insert is much longer than the typical circular saw blade. I assume this is to obtain sufficient brazing length, as the force will be considerably higher when you have interrupted cuts, such as hitting nails in wood. The length of these hole saws are about ½” longer than standard cutters, for deeper cuts. The clean-out slot is open at the bottom, for easier cleanout. The pilot drill point is carbide tipped drill, plus they include a couple very nice 3/8” spade bits. The storage case is deluxe and also heavy duty, but I don’t like the bulk of the system. For me, storage space is always a premium, and I prefer to stack the cutters for storage.
by BigMike76
1 person found this helpful
Okay. The parts in this kit are extremely well made. The hole saws cut through nail laden wood wi...
Okay. The parts in this kit are extremely well made. The hole saws cut through nail laden wood with ease. I cut a hole for a soap dispenser in an old vanity top that had more nails than you can imagine. My Milwaukee Hole-Shooter Magnum didn't even faulter with a 2-1/8" hole saw. The question I have, however...who uses the sizes that are included in this kit? None of the sizes match what I would normally find in an electrician's or plumber's kit. What do you do when you don't have the right size? "Wobble" it out! But, I can't believe that is what Milwaukee intended for a product they spent time designing and manufacturing. Maybe they are intended for "rough" work like running electrical distribution or sprinkler lines in a high-rise. I'll give them that and recommend this product accordingly.
by BruceW
1 person found this helpful
This is a very good set of hole saws, the carbide tips will keep them going a long time.. All the...
This is a very good set of hole saws, the carbide tips will keep them going a long time.. All the normal sizes you will need for larger holes are included. Great for going through cement siding like I have. They cut through wire mesh that you find in plaster at times. The larger sizes should be used with a larger drill with a side handle so you can keep a good grip on the drill. Nice having them all in one case.
by SuperPaul
This is easily be best hole saw set I have ever used. These Big Hawg hole saws will cut through n...
This is easily be best hole saw set I have ever used. These Big Hawg hole saws will cut through nails as advertised. I drove two 16 penny nails into the side of a 2x12 and then cut a hole right through both nails. The limiting factor in cutting through the nails was my drill, not the hole saw blade. The saw made short work of the nails to complete the hole. The wood core left in the saw is easy to remove. The saw arbor and bit are easily assembled to the hole saw and easily removed again. I found that the hole saw arbor can be attached to the hole saws without tools as the checkered nut will secure it at finger tight.
by john
The pilot bit tips resemble some concrete bits but much sharper. Durability nicely describes the ...
The pilot bit tips resemble some concrete bits but much sharper. Durability nicely describes the saws, arbor, and starter bits. Three carbide teeth pilot bits are included, though it may be difficult to wear out just one. In addition to the four hole saws ranging from 2-1/8" to 4-5/8" (Big Hawg), the kit includes a file, an Allen wrench for changing starter bits; and one well designed carrying case with handle. Cut depth is almost 2-1/2". With access from both sides, a fairly deep cut out hole is possible.
by HickoryC
This review is for Milwaukee BIG HAWG hole saw set Product 49-56-9290. This hole saw set includes...
This review is for Milwaukee BIG HAWG hole saw set Product 49-56-9290. This hole saw set includes a tough, high-density polyethylene case with steel hinge pins and handy sliding latch. It includes three 4-1/2 inch long carbide-tipped pilot bits, a hex wrench, a sturdy arbor and six heavy-duty hole saws with three carbide teeth each. The saw teeth are a relatively wide 3/16-inch. So far, I have used this set to rough-in PVC five waste pipe plumbing systems and to install clothes dryer exhaust venting for several dryers, primarily cutting through fir wood framing lumber and through drywall, plywood flooring, plywood sheathing and cement board siding. The cutting performance of this product is remarkable. I consistently cut through 1-1/2 inch thick framing members with the 4-1/4 inch saw in under 40 seconds with no jams over signs of overheating. In fact the saw for each operation (with both larger and smaller hole saws) was no more than just warm when cutting through 2-inch dimension lumber and through cement board siding. These saws perform admirably in cement board siding, the cutting operation each time completed in less than a half minute for the largest of the saws in this set. The saws all have 1/2-inch wide, 1-7/8-inch deep relief slots that contribute to easy release of the cut core and effective chip release for cooling during cutting. The cutting depth for all of the saws is just short of 2-1/2 inches, about a half inch greater than other hole saws I own. These saws work so well that I am inclined to reach for them first when I must saw cut holes. Since the largest of the saws in this set is too small for rough-in plumbing using 4-inch PVC piping, I purchased a BIG HAWG hole saw in the 4-5/8 inch size. This is a great product from my perspective because of its performance and durability.
by Alleycat
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