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3-Pc. Self-Centering Plug Cutter Set

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Unique spring-loaded self-centering tip guides cutter and prevents walking to cut a smooth, tapered plug every time!

  • 1/4" quick shank prevents tool from slipping the drill chuck
  • Works with all 3/8" and 1/2" drive drill presses and handheld drills
  • Hardened steel for long life
  • Cutters are also sold individually
(1) 5/16" Cutter
(1) 3/8" Cutter
(1) 1/2" Cutter
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number MB-65823
Weight 0.5500
Tech Spec
  • 1/4" Quick Shank
  • Material: Hardened Steel
Bit Type Plug Cutter, Self Centering
4.2 / 5.0
35 Reviews
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Great tools
I have never made my own plugs and considered several cheaper options. These cutters worked very well. My first attempt was irritating because the cutter "plugged up" due to my lowering the bit too deeply and removing the plug required cutting the material out with a knife..... using 3/8" stock. As long as the cutter head is not buried, pin operates as expected. I am pleased with this product.
August 12, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This plug cutter worked great I liked that it is self centering and that it is made in the USA
January 21, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
High Quality
I bought these for a blanket chest to add decorative appeal. I have yet to use them as the chest is not done yet. But they look to be high quality for a fair price.
December 11, 2018
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
3 pc Self Centering Plug Cutter Set
I work with a lot of Red Cedar and was having a hard time finding matching plugs. With this set I can cut plugs from scrap cedar that blends in perfect.
October 15, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works like a charm
I have used these on my drill press. I didn't think I would need the self centering feature, but it sure helps in positioning the plugs close together to save wood.
July 12, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worked very well the first time already...
I had to had three screws in plain sight on an oak panel. Worked liked a charm the very first time. I am very happy I purchased this set.
April 15, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very pleased with the kit. I needed to make plus to cover screws. Works great.
March 24, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Heavy duty cutters
I have not used on a project yet, but I cut a number of samples. Cut quickly and cleanly.
January 28, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
They worked perfectly.
January 12, 2018
1 year ago
Good value
Well made and they function well.
November 6, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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Goes well with the countersink set!
John D on Jul 4, 2019
want my own set
P A on Mar 26, 2019
Goes well with the countersink set!
John D on Jul 4, 2019
Not essential for making plugs but they are a time saver and therefore nice to have.
Graham M on Jun 16, 2019
want my own set
P A on Mar 26, 2019
Needed to complete a project.
Lew L on Feb 20, 2019
Good price for a tool I do not have
James L on Feb 19, 2019
Often need plugs to repair holes.
Joe M on Feb 18, 2019
I need them for a project I’m doing!
frank t on Feb 10, 2019
Been wanting a set and these were on sale and got good reviews.
Ron on Feb 4, 2019
Plug screw holes
Derek B on Jan 4, 2019
Making ADK Chairs and want to conceal screw holes to make the project look cleaner. And.... cover up a couple of mistakes! These appear to be highly rated by other purchasers.
Rich P on Dec 10, 2018
Need to cut plugs to match the wood I am using to hide screws.
K E on Dec 3, 2018
Same reason. Husband's wish list
Brooke L on Nov 25, 2018
wanted matching wood grain plugs
david g on Nov 20, 2018
I wanted to cut my own plugs to match my projects. I have always received good quality products from this company. They stand behind their products.
Donald H. W on Sep 24, 2018
To cut my own hardware plugs.
Arthur A on Jun 18, 2018
to cut my own plugs to better match the project material
Steven E on May 14, 2018
In order to leave a smooth surface.
Bill B on May 9, 2018
Needed to cut plugs for a project.
Richard B on Apr 21, 2018
good to have in the shop. sometimes it's the only way to conceal a faster
Liam B on Mar 22, 2018
MICHAEL S on Mar 17, 2018
useful tool to work with makes life easier
Kerryc C on Feb 5, 2018
Needed for wood working project
Norman B on Dec 30, 2017
Lots of plugs to cut
Kennyd on Dec 29, 2017
need for a small project I am doing at home
Raymond V on Dec 7, 2017
I will be needing very soon. They are USA made and the brand great reputation.
Ron on Nov 12, 2017
Because of the centering feature.
Corina M on Oct 16, 2017
It is Made in USA and I am hoping it will make better Plugs than the Import I sent back to another retailer.
KeithWSr on Sep 6, 2017
needed it
michael m on Aug 9, 2017
I am going to build a queen size bed and other things where I want to hide the screw head.
LR B on Jul 23, 2017
needed for a project
Harry A on May 28, 2017
Need 1/2" plug to fill hole in croquet mallet where I drilled hole to add lead weights to make mallet heavier and hit the ball further.
Earl R on May 25, 2017
You can use a hand held drill instead of a drill press with these
Paul C on May 5, 2017
Because you don't sell flat top plugs other than end grain
DaveD on Apr 28, 2017
needed it
jack r on Apr 9, 2017
to make my own plugs
STEVE L on Jan 13, 2017
Glenn B on Dec 9, 2016
Bought as a gift. Really need to get my own now.
Eric D on Nov 25, 2016
decent plug cutters
Michael G on Nov 3, 2016
1st time purchase
Henk W on Oct 30, 2016
Need to cut plugs for furniture projects
James R on Sep 13, 2016
My old set is worn out
Walter W on Aug 22, 2016
Hide screws
Mark L on Aug 8, 2016
Need for this tool
Howard W on Jul 13, 2016
Multiple sizes in one package at an affordable price. What could go wrong?
Andrew C on May 27, 2016
I needed a good set and reviews were good.
steve L on Apr 17, 2016
Used this to make my own plugs installing stair rails with decorative maple fascia on top of knee wall using concealed screws, plugged, sanded and finished to the same maple finish as the fascia piece
Mark C on Apr 7, 2016
best plug cutters made
Verlan T on Mar 18, 2016
I will construct a classic garden Bench and I need some products like this
JORGE T on Mar 15, 2016
create bungs to repair teak in wood boat, rockler recommned on chat sites
William A on Feb 23, 2016
I have a project planned that will require plugs.
Kenneth G on Feb 4, 2016
Not essential for making plugs but they are a time saver and therefore nice to have.
Graham M on Jun 16, 2019
Needed to complete a project.
Lew L on Feb 20, 2019
What size plug do I need to make for a # 8 screw?
Dale C on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have #8 wood screws with a head diameter ranging from .305 to .328. The straight answer would be to use a 3/8 [.375] plug. However, if your project would look better with a smaller plug, and you don't need to many screws, you could alter the diameter of the head on a grinding wheel, which would allow you to go with a 5/16 [.312] plug. Good luck...
Do these work good with a hand held impact drill?
Carlos Otto C on Feb 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have always used a standard electric drill. Not sure if an impact drill would be the appropriate tool for a drill bit. Driving in a screw yes, but a drill bit not sure.
How deep will this cut?
Steve N on Jan 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used a 3/4 " board to cut the plugs then cut them loose with the bandsaw. The plugs are 1/2 " long. I was pleased with the way they turned out.
Hi there, how long of a plug will it make?
Eddie M on Apr 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: From my use, I've gotten just under 1/2 inch.
How long is the finished dowel?
Nicholas M on Jul 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: One inch or less. I cut plugs from quarter sawn spruce and the end result was a ver rough plug. Hardwood might work a finer plug.