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Circle Cutter

Item #: 42861
$19.99
Each In Stock
Quickly and cleanly cuts circles ranging from 7/8'' to 4'' in diameter.

Overview

This Circle Cutter from General Tools works like an adjustable hole saw, producing precision circles in sheet metal, brass, copper, soft steel, aluminum, plastic, wood and composite materials. It is capable of cutting circles from 7/8'' to 4'' in diameter in material up to 3/4'' thick. Just slide the adjustment rod in or out using the included hex key. The pilot bit ensures a precisely located center for your hole.

  • Comes with replaceable HSS 3/16'' cutting blade and 1/4'' pilot bit
  • 3/8'' round shank
  • Body is constructed from heat-treated tool steel
  • All adjustments are made with included hex wrench
  • Maximum safe speed is 500 RPM
  • For use in drill press only

Tech Spec

Brand General Tools
Manufacturer Part Number 04
Weight (lbs) 0.2900

What's included:

(1) Circle Cutter

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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It's fast and easy to work...

Biff A from York, PA Posted January 18, 2011
It's fast and easy to work with, I've only made a few cuts so far, but It's a breeze! Totally worth the 16 bucks. However, when making holes in wood too thick for it, made a hole through the center, to line the cutter up on the other side.

I bought this in order to...

Daniel C from Council Bluffs, IA Posted December 27, 2008
I bought this in order to cut round bases for scroll saw projects. About 2 days after I received it my wife said she needed several round bases for a craft project we were working on. I went to the garage and came back in less than 5 minutes with EXACTLY what she wanted. She was thrilled and so was I. This works great for what I need/want it to do. I can only crank my drill press down to 650 rpm but, going slow, it works just fine!

I didn't realize circle cutters existed...

Guest from Whitman, MA Posted October 29, 2007
I didn't realize circle cutters existed until I stumbled upon it on another web site. I needed to cut a 2 3/4" hole and couldn't find a Forstner bit that size at the local home store. This circle cutter is like having a bunch of bunch of new bits. Cuts a nice clean hole and works great. My observations were I wish it were a little deeper. I am cutting 1" thick holes (not 3/4") and it will not break through the other side. So I have to flip the board over and drill from the other side as well. The size adjustment can be tricky as well. I wish it had some sizing marks on the slide to give you an idea. I made due with a tape and some math. Lastly, I was concerned about the speed rating on the cutter. It says right on it to use only with a drill press and do not exceed 500 RPM. I have a craftsman bench top press and the slowest speed I have is 650 RPM. I went slow enough that it didn't seem to matter but I on occasion the blade did catch and stop the motor.

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