Over at HD, they have a Milwaukee 15pc Hole Dozer bi-metal hole saw set on sale for $40.
The set (49-22-4027) comes with 8 hole saw sizes, 2 arbors, 4 pilot drills, and a hex key. Sizes: 3/4 in., 7/8 in., 1-1/8 in., 1-1/2 in., 2 in., 2-1/8 in., 2-1/4 in., 2-1/2 in.
It seems kind of lame that the hex key is considered a “piece” of the kit, but 8 hole saws, 2 arbors, and 4 pilot bits for $40 seems like a very good price. And I do like that it comes with plenty of pilot drill bits. I remember a few years ago when I bought a new Ridgid hole saw set and I broke a pilot bit with the first use.
As an aside, I bought my first Milwaukee hole saw set nearly 10 years ago, during an Amazon Friday or weekend tool deal. That’s a 17pc set with 12 hole saw sizes, 2 arbors, and 3 extra pilot bits. It actually had 5 pilot bits, but 2 were considered parts of the included arbors.
That Milwaukee set was also my motivation to upgrade to a 1/2″ cordless drill from my 3/8″ drill.
Most of those hole saws are still going strong, at least the sizes I rarely use, but the hole saws in this new Milwaukee set look to be an upgrade, with their easy plug removal slots.
The case is the same one as used in a larger Milwaukee hole saw set, so there’s room for other sizes.
I stopped in at Home Depot on Saturday to pick up some on-sale batteries, and snapped a photo of the display. I didn’t pick up a set on the spot because my son was being a little restless.
It wasn’t until I looked over the image later until I noticed something – a Made in the USA label. It looks to have with “global materials” fine print, but I can’t tell for sure. Either way, it’s an extra plus.
I don’t know when I’ll have a chance to head to my local Home Depot, so I’ll probably order my set online. Looking at my cart right now, it says that the set ships for FREE, with no mention of the usual $45 limit. I’ll give that a try later when I can grab my credit card. If it’s true, SWEET!
I don’t even think it’ll be worth heading to the local Home Depot – the closest store reports having 1 in stock, and the next closest store says they have 2. Yeah, I’ll save the trip and order online.
There is also a Lenox 13pc hole saw set on sale at Lowes, with 9 hole saws, 2 arbors, and 2 pilot drills, for $50. Thanks to Josh for the reminder!