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5/16" Plug Cutter

Item #
34632
Rating:
92% of 100

Unique spring-loaded self-centering tip guides cutter and prevents walking to cut a smooth, tapered plug for 5/16" holes every time! Also available as part of a 3-piece set (#39817, sold separately).


Features:
  • 1/4" quick shank prevents tool from slipping in drill chuck
  • Works with all 3/8" and 1/2" drive drill presses and handheld drills
  • Hardened steel for long life
(1) 5/16" Plug Cutter
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number MB-65915
Weight 0.1500
Tech Spec
  • 1/4" Quick Shank
  • Material: Hardened Steel
Bit Type Plug Cutter
4.6 / 5.0
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i cut 10 out of a piece of maple and inlaid them on a ebony finger board on a old parlor guitar.
June 16, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Works great just what I was needing
March 31, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Rockler 5/16 Plug Cutter
I am very pleased with the performance of this excellent plug cutter.
December 4, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works Great
Tapered plus work great
September 13, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
plug cutter review
Worked well, plugs turned out great. I would recommend this
product.
June 12, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Plug it
Used in my drill press on oak and worked great ! Did not use in hand drill, but should also work fine.
March 9, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Tool was not properly sharpened; did not leave a very good surface finish
August 18, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
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cut plugs for screw holes
Thomas R on Oct 10, 2018
I have a set of plug cutters and wouldn't you know, this is the one I need for my project and it's the one I don't have.
Jim@RistWoodWorks on Apr 29, 2017
cut plugs for screw holes
Thomas R on Oct 10, 2018
Need to make plugs to change handles on old washstand
Michael D. R on Nov 3, 2017
I have a set of plug cutters and wouldn't you know, this is the one I need for my project and it's the one I don't have.
Jim@RistWoodWorks on Apr 29, 2017
fill out a set
Albert S on Aug 15, 2016
Its a common size for counter-sinked screws.
D A on Jul 18, 2016
I used plugs to cover the screws in building outdoor furniture and this is the size I use most often
Alice N on May 26, 2016
Plugging holes in a guitar bridge
Jeffrey P on May 21, 2016
use in projects, quite useful
EDDIE O on Jul 12, 2015
Making plugs!
Debbie D on Apr 12, 2015
Need to make plugs to change handles on old washstand
Michael D. R on Nov 3, 2017
fill out a set
Albert S on Aug 15, 2016
Let me be more specific. Does one need to drill a pilot hole? I tried this piece with a hand held drill and it skated all over the place. If I drill a pilot hole, I get a hole in my plug. So, what is the recommended procedure to get a nice 5/16" plug?
Richard F on Apr 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Richard: this is a neat, inexpensive tool for cutting small, precision plugs. No pilot is needed. There's a spring loaded centering "point"/pin that actually keeps the cutter in place as one cuts the plug. This in turn also lets one freehand cut plugs...no drill press needed. I freehand cut 8 exotic hardwood plugs in about 5 minutes. I dressed up each plug to incorporate a taper. These plugs helped me finish a custom wine bar in our guest cottage. -Tom in No. California
How long would a full cut plug be?
cliff p on May 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This, of course, depends on the application. I "prefer" length = 1 1/2 diameters, i.e. 15/32" for a 5/16" plug.
This keeps things pretty straight. Chamfer the end and a little extra length is good.