|Review by natenaaron||posted 08-09-2014 11:03 PM||3036 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I am making something that needed a 1 3/8 inch hole cut. I whipped out the 1 3/8 hole saw I have and it was not big enough. After a quick measure it turns out it is NOT 1 3/8, so it was off to the hardware store. The only 1 3/8 hole cutting thing they had was an expensive Milwaukee self feeding bit.
My choice was to spend the money and work on my project today, or order something and wait a week or so. I spent the money and I am glad I did.
Being the anal type person I am, I always test cut in scrap before munching up my project. I put the bit into the drill press after scratching my head at the screw cut guide bit. They give you two screw things. Grabbed a piece of pine 2×4 scrap and Whoa Nellie! I had a light touch on the handle as I lowered the bit to the wood. A soon as the screw caught it ripped the handle out of my hands and ripped through the board. I was not expecting that. Very nice clean hole though. Minimal tear out on the exit. True to size
Next came a scrap piece of walnut and tighter grip on the handle. This time, when the screw bit in, the hardwood kept it from going all the way through and it acted like a quality guide bit. It went through the 8/4 walnut perfectly. I am buying a set of these. I would say they are well worth the money and I trust the brand name. Everything I have gotten with a Milwaukee name has lasted. They even give you instructions on how to sharpen it.
I only gave it 4 stars because, if you are not ready, it will get away from you.