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BIG HAWG Carbide Hole Saw Kit (9-Piece) with PACKOUT Case

  • 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 Carbide Hole Saw Kit with PACKOUT Case is the best solution for nail-embedded wood and abrasive material applications. This hole saw kit 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 5 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 Milwaukee 9-piece hole saw kit includes 4 BIG HAWG hole saws, 2 pilot bits, an arbor 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
  • Compact PACKOUT organizer included
  • Includes: one 2-1/8 in. BIG HAWG with carbide teeth, one 2-9/16 in. BIG HAWG with carbide teeth, one 3-5/8 in. BIG HAWG with carbide teeth, one 4-5/8 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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Drilling Depth (in)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Arbor included
Bit Material
Drill Bit Type
Hole Saw
Drill Bit Type(s) Included
Bit Extender/ Holder,Brad/Pilot Point,Hole Saw
Material Cut
Wood with Nails
Min Chuck Size Required
3/8 In.
Number of Pieces
Pilot Bit Included
Shank Style
Teeth Per Inch
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Questions & Answers


No where explains the diamond file is for. I assume it's for sharpening the carbide teeths? How? ...

Asked by Roy April 22, 2021

The diamond file is for sharpening the cutting tips of the big hawg cutters, there should be sharpening instructions on a folded piece of paper in the packaging...If you cannot locate the sharpening instructions, go to www.milwaukeetools.com, click the support tab, then download the instructions and parts pages...

Can you purchase just the case?

Asked by Jdp459 December 21, 2020

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

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

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

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.


Asked by BigD July 30, 2020


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

Yes it uses same Arbor

Where. I can find on stock

Asked by Wilmer February 7, 2020

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

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

Yes no problem, just use the correct bit in the arbor.

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Customer Reviews

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  • 93% recommend this product
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Very durable
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is an excellent quality hole saw kit. There are several sizes so it’s nice to have especially for at home projects where you want clean holes. It really bothers me when homes have jagged and poorly cut holes in cabinetry, plaster and plumbing spaces so this will be great for those areas. The hole saw has greater capability than just wood and plaster so there is flexibility for more advanced projects and materials. If you are handy with projects around the house this kit has plenty of sizes for most project. The quality is also superb. Just one note that the hole saw has more coarse teeth (spaced far apart) compared to other saws that have teeth that are less spaced apart.
by Sanali16
Big Boy's Toy!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This kit is definitely a big boy's toy and we are thrilled to bits with it. My husband has assumed ownership of it as he is the one who tackles all of our construction jobs. The Packout carrier that comes with it is essential as it keeps everything well organized. It is a excellent tool set capable of a variety of rough work tasks. It is not, however, suitable for the types of jobs that require a finer finish. The kit includes 5 hole saws of different sizes ranging from 2 1/8" to 4 5/8" and three bits that can penetrate anything from wood to drywall. If I had to describe this kit, I would say it is extremely durable, strong and sturdy. I have to assume it is going to be long-lasting given the demanding jobs it is going to have to undertake. Any task can be accomplished at breakneck speed, and it is true that the hole saws will drill through nails with the utmost of ease as advertised. We recently used parts of the kit to cut through a vanity unit we are refurbishing and again to cut through plasterboard. Both tasks turned out to be a breeze and the finished product looked professional. Several friends and colleagues have expressed an interest in this product, and we were pleased to recommend it.
by Sukimoggy
Awesome tool!!!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is exactly what I needed. Big hole saw set for big holes. Cuts clean and fast. Very nice case that is able to add to other packout tools. Makes it so handy to be able to have all the tools together.
by Homeschoolingdadof2
Great design
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I got these about a month ago and I am so happy that I did. They work way better than my ideal ones plus it comes with the pack out! It has cut holes in plastic wood metal stainless steel and other things for me. It is very very easy to use and get the job done by far better than any others that I have bought.
by Cdean1226
Essential Carbide Hole Saw Kit from Milwaukee!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The Milwaukee BIG HAWG Carbide Hole Saw Kit is the best tool set that helped me with my Woodworking Project I had been doing lately. This amazing Saw Kit comes with a PACKOUT Case, and definitely it is the best solution for nail-embedded wood and abrasive material applications. I could have never completed my woodworking Project without this amazing Saw Kit. As such, I am totally indispensable to this Milwaukee BIG HAWG Carbide Hole Saw Kit. The following amazing features of this kit makes it super attractive - it has 10X Larger Carbide Teeth, it has Carbide Tipped Multi-Material Pilot Bit for Increased Material Versatility, it has Optimized Slot Design for Fast Plug Removal, Cuts Wood, Nails, Shingles, Cement Board, Plaster and More, it has 3 Tooth Design for Fast Aggressive Cuts, it has Thicker Backer for Extreme Life in Demanding Applications, it has Enlarged braze surface for stronger bond to the carbide teeth and all the tools come neatly packed in a Compact PACKOUT Organizer. I have already recommended the Milwaukee BIG HAWG Carbide Hole Saw Kit to several of my friends and family specially those who perform DIY Projects at their homes since I know they all need this amazing Saw Kit forever. based on my recommendations many of my friends and family have already purchased this Saw Kit, and have already taken advantage of it, and just love how versatile this Saw Kit is and how much essential it is in their lives.
by surveyname
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 Cf
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
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