Cleaning Tips For Hole Saw

June 19, 2021

Cleaning tips for hole saw

A hole saw is used to cut perfectly round holes into wood or metal using your drill. It takes a few seconds to drill a hole, but what takes the only time is freeing that wood plug from the saw. 

Here are some simple and systematic ways to clear your hole saw so it's ready for a subsequent cut.

Hole saws have openings on both sides that stick during a slotted screwdriver to figure out a  stuck wood plug. It's frustrating, but eventually, you'll get the wood out.

Hole Saw Cleaning Tips

Clean your tools regularly to increase their work-life. Clean your saws after each use to rid them of dust, chippings, and filings, which may make a hole saw bind (get stuck) within the material it's cutting or maybe strip and damage its saw teeth. Once a hole saw has been dulled to uselessness, it's challenging to resharpen it.

  • Don't Disassemble

Hole saws are commonly clogged with wood plugs or shavings from usage. Often this will be rectified without having to require apart your saw so initially, plan to remove the plug with the arbor still attached.

Oscillating the hole saw while cutting to create a wider kerf, permitting the plug to fall right out of the bit easily.

  • Pry Away

Hole saws generally have slots on their sides. They possess innovative features like cat-eye openings on the rear plate for easier plug removal and line of sight visibility or a self-ejecting plug removal, so cleaning is often as simple as employing a screwdriver to pry out the scrap. Inspect the complete range of premium Blu-Mol Xtreme Bi-Metal Hole Saws here. Consider enlarging the holes on the rear or sides of your hole saw employing a file.

Read More: How to use a Hole Saw?

  • Grab a Blu-Mol Plug Extractor

Disston is an addition to Blu-Mol Hole Saw Plug Extractors. It safely removes plugs from your hole saws using this fast and straightforward tool. Unscrew the arbor, place the open end of the extractor around the hole saw with the prongs inserted into the saw's side openings, and slowly pull the plug out using the no-slip grip coated handle. This extractor works with most hole saws 3″ diameter or smaller and is straightforward to use for everybody, from DIYers to professionals. 

  • Grease Up: Spraying the within of your hole saw bit with WD40 or a blade lubricant before cutting will help to scale back clogging. It may also make pushing out the scrap much easier. NOTE: make sure to use the WD40 before operating the saw, never while it's in use.

  • Drive one to 2 screws into the plug's face and use them to twist/pull it out.



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