New hole saws from Milwaukee

New hole saws from Milwaukee

Chris   March 26, 2008  
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Milwaukee has come out with some new hole saws that just make sense. First the Big Hawg™ hole cutters

 "Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation introduces new Big Hawg™ hole cutters, specifically designed for drilling large holes in rough wood applications with the speed and longevity that HVAC, plumbing, and other professional contractors require. With its aggressive tooth form, the Big Hawg hole cutter cuts up to ten times faster than bi-metal hole saws. The Big Hawg hole cutter features three hardened steel teeth, which cut up to 600 holes in wood without needing to be resharpened."

Key Features/Specs

  • Aggressive tooth geometry for up to ten times faster cutting than hole saws
  • Deep gullets for easy plug removal
  • Three hardened steel teeth provide maximum durability against unintended nail impacts.
  • Cuts up to 600 holes in wood without needing to be re-sharpened.
  • Diameter: Range from 2-1/8” to 6-1/4”
  • Accessories available: Big Hawg arbor, Big Hawg pilot bit, Big Hawg diamond file
  • Available March 15, 2008

One question though, why not carbide teeth? Everyone knows carbide is better. Though I do think this is a change for the better, I just dont see why they didn't go all the way with it.

Second comes Milwaukee's Ice Hardened™ Hole Saws. They utilize a new cryogenic hardening process that is supposed to be better then the century old heat treating process. They also have some new Sawzall® Blades that use the same hardening process.

 "Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation introduces Ice Hardened™ hole saws, a new generation of hole saws that offer up to 50% longer life than the competition and are ideal for metal and wood cutting in a wide variety of HVAC, electrical, plumbing and maintenance/repair applications.

Key Features/Specs
  • Ice Hardened for up to 50% longer life than the competition
  • Matrix II bi-metal teeth for greater durability
  • Positive rake angle for fast cutting
  • Radiused tooth back reduces stress on teeth
  • Deeper gullets for fast chip removal
  • Functional slot geometry for easier plug removal
  • Available March 15, 2008

Are these new hole saws better, faster, stronger? I dont know. I guess we will just have to wait and see. I challange Milwaukee to send me a set that I can test out on the jobsite. :)