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Topic # 230353 20-Feb-2018 15:38
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After a somewhat frustrating weekend of DIY I am after a set of hole saws that will cut aluminium, steel and wood.  Importantly the should and do the job without the blade or the drill bit coming loose three times per hole drilled. 


I'd prefer a kit with multiple blade sizes in a case.


I don't mind paying for reasonable quality.  They won't see frequent use, but I want something that will work when I need it to.


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  Reply # 1961074 20-Feb-2018 15:43
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I can't remember the brand I have but just the attachment piece was $80, it seems the thread and locking mechanisms are universal which helps. If you want to cut through aluminium and steel I suggest you get carbide tipped saws, anything else will just create noise and heat.




For good stuff you have to open your wallet when it comes to hole saws. 

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  Reply # 1961082 20-Feb-2018 16:09
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Out of all the ones I've used I'd probably recommend the BluMol sets




They seem to last the longest


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  Reply # 1961100 20-Feb-2018 17:00
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I have some starret ones which are good.


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  Reply # 1961162 20-Feb-2018 17:47
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I use this kit for wood and coarse cutting of plastic and aluminium :


and this one for fine cutting of plastic, steel and stainless - use lube with steel and s/s. (link shows in individual hole saw)




The Starret maybe a bit pricey for DIY though

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