The 9 Best Annular Cutter Sets

video play icon

This wiki has been updated 22 times since it was first published in October of 2016. An alternative to slower, more expensive and less efficient twist drills and hole saws, these annular cutter sets offer a faster, easier and more accurate way of making holes in a wide variety of metal than conventional bits. They also tend to produce less wastage, meaning money saved on materials. We've included options for accommodating both industrial and consumer needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Accusize Industrial Tools N10

2. Jancy Slugger 70350

3. Evolution A-CC6SET-1 Cyclone

Editor's Notes

September 05, 2019:

We've given this list a major refresh in our last update, dropping a few items that are no longer on the market and adding numerous sets from reputable manufacturers.

The top dog on the list, the Accusize Industrial Tools N10, is one of those newcomers. Its mid-tier price is justifiable because of the high quality of the drill bits and the well-made, nice-looking case.

An annular cutter set paired with a magnetic drill will shave a load of time off the tedious, often repetitive task of boring holes through metal. For those who work on deadline or have a limited amount of time to spend in the shop, switching over to these cutters from slower, more cumbersome tools is a wise move.

The standard annular cutter is made from high-speed steel and is capable of drilling through most of the material you are likely to come across. You are also able to resharpen them using a grinder.

However, in situations where you need to put a hole in harder or more abrasive material, consider the Bluerock 6 Piece TCT set, which has bits with tungsten carbide tips. Because the tips are a separate component, usually glued onto the bit, they are more prone to breakage and their use is not recommended on more routine, softer material.

Not only are these annular cutters sharp and designed to spin at a high RPM, but the metal ribbons of waste they produce can also be very sharp. Please observe all safety precautions when using them.

4. Oscarbide HSS

5. Jancy Engineering Slugger 5 Piece

6. Bluerock 6 Piece TCT

7. Bluerock 13 Piece

8. Neiko 10249A Premium M2

9. Hougen RotaCut 11077

Kevin Flores
Last updated by Kevin Flores

Kevin Flores is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work has been featured in several major media outlets. Word thrift and clarity were pounded into his prose by merciless editors during his days as a breaking news reporter for a wire service. These days he can usually be found trawling through public records and tracking down shadowy shell companies for a nonprofit media organization he co-founded. He enjoys his time away from the screen by pursuing a hobby restoring furniture, giving him special insight into woodworking tools and materials. His filmmaking experience also turned him—willing or not—into something of an audio and video equipment fiend.

Thanks for reading the fine print. About the Wiki: We don't accept sponsorships, free goods, samples, promotional products, or other benefits from any of the product brands featured on this page, except in cases where those brands are manufactured by the retailer to which we are linking. For more information on our rankings, please read about us, linked below. The Wiki is a participant in associate programs from Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, Target, and others, and may earn advertising fees when you use our links to these websites. These fees will not increase your purchase price, which will be the same as any direct visitor to the merchant’s website. If you believe that your product should be included in this review, you may contact us, but we cannot guarantee a response, even if you send us flowers.