How to use a Hole Saw

If you’re planning a project that requires smooth, precise holes in wood, you will need a Hole Saw Drill. On the Ruwag blog, we’ve shared a few guides on getting the most from this drill bit. Today, we’re sharing some tips on how to use your hole saw bit to get the best results from your project. 

Using a Hole Saw

Here’s what you need to know about using this bit for your woodworking projects.

What is a Hole Saw?

This type of bit is made for making large diameter holes into various materials, smoothly and accurately. It has a unique rounded design with a hollow core. They come in a selection of sizes. This drill bit is essential for tradesmen of all types, offering a versatile bit that quickly and easily cuts through wood, masonry and metal. 

How is it used?

These drill bits are used to make holes in various materials. Unlike regular drill bits, which make tiny holes, these bits make larger sized holes. They can also be used to enlarge holes. Their design ensures that holes are made with precision, with clean, smooth edges and no tearing into the materials. Here’s how you can use your saw:

Choose the right saw for your project - this could include Standard Bi-metal or Fast-cutting Bi-metal or an Industrial TCT Saw for industrial projects.

Choose an arbor that will hold your saw in place as you drill.  This will make it much easier to work, without any risk of slips.

Secure your material and start cutting at the recommended speed for the specific material and saw. Move the saw in and out as you first drill on one side to the centre of the material, then turn it over to drill through on the other side. This will ensure smooth, clean holes.

Looking for more tips? View our guide on how to use hole saws safely or browse our blog for even more DIY advice.