The 8 Best Hole Saw Sets

Updated March 15, 2017 by Chase Brush

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We spent 22 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Designed for creating clean, symmetrical circles in materials like wood and metal, hole saws can make your next carpentry or electrical project a whole lot easier. And with these comprehensive kits, which include a wide range of sizes and types -- as well as attachments, replacement parts, and large and small mandrels -- you'll never be stuck without the right tool for the job. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best hole saw set on Amazon.

8. Craftsman 9-37965

The Craftsman 9-37965 is a basic budget option for the casual DIYer who doesn't need a huge array of pieces for his next weekend project. The 5-piece set comes with a mandrel and pilot drill, as well as four different sized blades.
  • durable and effective
  • good for cutting plastics
  • sizes are limited
Brand Craftsman
Model 9-37965
Weight 6.4 ounces
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

7. EDMBG 16 Piece

For an extremely affordable option that still manages to include a complete set of saws and attachments, check out the EDMBG 16 Piece. In addition to 12 blades, it comes with two mandrels, a hex key, and a nice plastic carrying case to keep it all together when not in use.
  • also includes installation plate
  • best suited for wood and drywall
  • blades may dull quickly
Model pending
Weight 2.5 pounds
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

6. Black & Decker 71-120

The best-selling Black & Decker 71-120 comes with four of the most popular hole sizes on the market, including 1-1/4 and 2 inch. The unique tooth design allows for aggressive cutting at high speeds, resulting in cleaner and quicker cuts.
  • good for door installations
  • not intended for use on metal
  • drill bit may loosen over time
Model 71-120
Weight 8 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

5. Gorchen Titanium

Each individual hole saw in the Gorchen Titanium set comes with its own built-in pilot drill and mandrel, saving you lots of effort when it comes time to swap one size out for another. Plus, they can all be disassembled easily using the corresponding Allen wrench.
  • comes in foam-lined hard case
  • performs best with cutting fluid
  • only includes smaller-sized blades
Model pending
Weight 10.4 ounces
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

4. Diablo Bi-Metal

The SnapLock Plus mandrel system of the Diablo Bi-Metal allows for rapid changing of saw sizes, ultimately allowing you to get your job done faster and move on to other things. The tool-free plug ejection also helps speed the process along.
  • carbide tipped blades stay sharp
  • increased cutting depth
  • good value for the price
Brand Diablo
Model DHS009SPC
Weight 2.8 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

3. Milwaukee 49-22-4105

Rated to last up to 50 percent longer than the competition, the blades in the Milwaukee 49-22-4105 kit are ice hardened in addition to being heat treated, resulting in maximum strength and durability. If you're an electrician by trade, this is the choice for you.
  • saws have tough bi-metal teeth
  • built-in gullets help remove debris
  • stress-reducing design
Brand Milwaukee
Model 49-22-4105
Weight 9.9 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

2. Bosch HB25M

The Bosch HB25M includes a complete assortment of adapters and cutters for all general purpose applications, such as boring into ceramic tile or sheet metal. The blades are particularly deep, making them especially suitable for use on thicker materials.
  • complete 25-piece set
  • positive lock minimizes wobble
  • threadless design resists seizing
Brand Bosch
Model HB25M
Weight 6.4 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

1. DeWalt D180005 Master

Neither casual users nor professional wood and metal workers can go wrong with the DeWalt D180005 Master, which features 11 cutters, two quick-change mandrels, and replacement parts all in a sleek and sturdy protective case.
  • made in the usa
  • includes pieces for plumbing work
  • double-tooth design for fast cutting
Model D180005
Weight 5 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

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Last updated on March 15, 2017 by Chase Brush

Chase is a freelance journalist with experience working in the areas of politics and public policy. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, he is also a hopeless itinerant continually awaiting his next Great Escape.

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