|Review by CFrye||posted 12-01-2013 03:02 AM||5418 views||0 times favorited||68 comments|
This could have easily become the most expensive tool in the shop! We bought this adjustable circle cutter a few weeks ago at Harbor Freight. Seemed like it’d be a useful little tool. I’d set it up once on the drill press and used it to drill a test hole on a piece of pine. The arms sticking out spinning around made me kind of uneasy so I switched to a hole cutting saw bit. My husband set the cutter up today on the DP and was using it. One of the cutters came loose during operation! Finally found the errant piece about 15 feet to his left.
It had some red residue on the cutting tip.
Then he saw the gouge in the plastic of the band saw behind where he was standing.
So this missile flew off the drill press past his right shoulder into the band saw and richochetted across the shop behind me where I was standing at the scroll saw and hit another cabinet! The set screw on the cutter holder was as tight as it could go. So he was not lax in his set up of the tool. The set screw just did not do it’s job. We both said quite a few thankful prayers. This tool will not be used in any drill again. The parts will be recycled into other tools and I will be contacting Harbor Freight. Do NOT buy this tool. If you have one in your tool box, do NOT use it!
-- God bless, Candy