Starrett has long offered a comprehensive line of top quality hole saw products. These include Fastcut™ Variable Pitch Bi-Metal blades, Straight 6-Pitch Bi-Metal Blades, Carbide Tipped, Carbide Grit, Diamond Edge, and a variety of other blades, assemblies, accessories and kits.
Over the past couple of years, several innovative special purpose hole saw lines have been introduced to create an even broader Starrett line. Three of these newer special purpose products are profiled here.
Tungsten Carbide Tipped Sheet Metal Hole Saw Assemblies with Arbor and Pilot Drill
High Performance Saws with Positive Rake Tungsten Carbide Teeth
A tool engineered for the highest possible performance and accuracy, TCT Sheet Metal Saws are an ideal choice for production cutting high alloy and stainless steels, nonferrous metals and reinforced fabrics.
This is a substantial tool sold as a complete assembly that eliminates the need to purchase separate arbors or pilot drills. A safety stop at the base of the tool prevents cutting beyond the 1/2" depth of the tool.
TCT Tungsten Carbide Tipped Fastcut™ Multi-Purpose Hole Saws
High Performance Saws for Non-Metallics
Engineered with a unique tooth set for an ultra-aggressive cutting action, the TCT Fastcut Multi-Purpose hole saw brings productivity to a new level. This is the tool to choose for rapid stock removal, extended life and smooth, heat-free sawing of all types of wood, MDF, plastics, building bricks and ceramic tiles.
With a 2-1/8" depth of cut, TCT Fastcut saws can cut through strapping and joists with ease. They can be used on battery powered tools and fixed stationary machines and are fast becoming the tools of choice for tradesmen, production engineers and the serious do-it-yourselfer.
Smoothcut Cordless Hole Saw Assemblies with Arbor and Pilot Drill
Bi-Metal HSS Hole Saws Developed Specifically for Portable Battery-Operated Power Tools
Another application-specific saw offering, these tools have been engineered to maximize the utility of a handheld cordless drill. A constant pitch set of eight teeth per inch and durable bi-metal construction deliver vibration-free cutting action and extend the service time of battery operated tools.
Smoothcut Cordless Hole Saws are an effective choice for most materials, including mild steel sheet, plasterboard, wood and thin non-metallics.
Smoothcut Cordless Hole Saw Assemblies also have an important safety feature prized by end users. The flared design of the saw at the base cap ensures that no cut will extend beyond the 1/2" cutting depth.
Since the Smoothcut tool is a complete tool, there is no need to purchase and assemble a separate arbor and pilot drill. The Smoothcut Cordless Hole Saw Assembly is compatible with the Quick Change Connector, Catalog No. AQC-14, and is the perfect tool for the growing number of work sites utilizing battery charged power tools.