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Which Blade Cuts What? – Hole Saw

Read Time: 8 Mins | May 11, 2022

Which Blade Cuts What?

Our most commonly asked question…

So, let’s answer the questions for you…

A little background first…

At Starrett we make 5 main saw blades, Hole saw, Jigsaw, Hacksaw, Reciprocating and Bandsaw.

The Yellow Hole saw…

Starrett’s best selling and best known Bi-Metal Hole Saws – Fast Cut, Deep Cut and Cordless Smooth Cut.

FCH Fast Cut Hole Saw – our true Multi-Purpose saw that has excellent cutting performance through metal and plastic and has good cutting abilities through wood.

DCH Deep Cut Hole Saw – with a more aggressive tooth geometry, the Deep Cut is the perfect Multi-Purpose saw with excellent metal cutting ability of thicker solid materials and good cutting ability of thicker wood in one cut.

CSC Cordless Smooth Cut Hole Saw – the electricians favourite hole saw, ideal for trunking and any thin sheet metal with built in auto stop reducing the risk of cutting through cables.

But we have a whole range that cater for all your cutting needs…

Let us explore more here…

The Starrett Hole Saw Range with recommended application uses

Question – Which Hole Saw cuts

Our SM Stainless Steel Hole Saw is the hole saw specifically manufactured to cut Stainless Steel and Metal.

The tough tungsten carbide tipped teeth provides fast and efficient cutting of stainless and high alloy steels up to 5mm thick far better than any bi-metal hole saw.

For thicker Stainless Steel we recommend our CTD Carbide Tipped Deep Cut Hole Saw.

With the same fast and efficient cutting of Stainless Steel as the SM but can cut metal to depths of 20mm.

Question – Which Hole Saw cuts

Our Carbide MPH is the fast cutting wood hole saw.

It powers through any wood or MDF with a deep gullet for easy core removal and its 54mm depth lets you cut through standard joist in one cut, perfect for pipe or cable fitting.

Question – Which Hole Saw cuts

Our Carbide CT is the perfect Hole Saw for all of the above!

With tungsten carbide tipped teeth, this hole saw has outstanding cutting ability of those hard to cut materials and combination materials such as wood/metal, veneers, reinforcement, leaving a high quality surface finish on both sides.

Question – Which Hole Saw cuts

Our DDiamond Grit Hole Saw and Tile Drills are purposely for the cutting of ceramic/porcelain tiles and granite. Ideal for any bathroom and kitchen installations where a perfect hole is required with no chipping or cracking. Use with a coolant for extended blade life and perfect performance.

Question – Which Hole Saw cuts

Our BMC Diamond Dri-Core Drills are designed for the intensive dry cutting of brick and blockworkinvaluable for the installation of flues, air vents, waste and water pipes, cabling and extractor fans.

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