DeWalt offers a full range of carbide
hole saws designed to cut metal ranging
in size from 9/16-inch to 4 inches. There
is a full range of impact-ready hole saws
designed to cut metal in sizes from 3/4-
inch to 11/2 inches. Bimetal hole saws are
designed to cut metal and come in sizes
from 9/16-inch to 6 inches. The 2X Long
Life saws are designed to maximize life.
Sets with multiple sizes are available.
Rob Bentley, product manager, hole
making at Greenlee, Rockford, Ill., discussed the choices contractors have to
make when researching hole saws.
“The application and material should
determine which features are most important to a user and, therefore, which hole
saw is best for the job,” he said. “Ultimately,
users are looking for the lowest cost per
hole. They want to make clean, accurate
holes quickly, safely and easily. They also
want their tools to last. Most common
materials cut by hole saws are wood, mild
steel, stainless steel, aluminum, fiberglass
“Greenlee carbide hole cutters—
available in 22 sizes from 5/8-inch to 3
inches—are the most dependable power-tool accessory solution for cutting fast,
accurate and burr-free holes. Precision-engineered carbide teeth minimize torque
and friction while cutting, generating less
heat, cutting more quickly and extending
the life of the tool.
“In addition to stainless steel, carbide
hole cutters also work great in mild steel,
tin, aluminum, copper, brass, fiberglass
“Greenlee also offers Ultra Cutters in
seven sizes from 7/8-inch to 21/2 inches.
They are designed to cut mild steel, tin, aluminum, copper, brass, fiberglass and plastic.
“Greenlee’s bimetal hole saws—
available in 52 sizes from 9/16-inch to 6
inches—are used in wood, mild steel, tin,
aluminum, copper, brass, laminates, fiberglass and plastic.
“Greenlee’s Carbide Grit hole saws
are available in nine sizes from 7/8-inch
to 41/2 inches. They are identical to a
Greenlee offers a wide selection of hole saws.
Lenox hole saw