PTX Split Side Holesaw Set, 5 Pieces now only £3 @ B&Q (Free C&C)
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PTX Split Side Holesaw Set, 5 Pieces now only £3 @ B&Q (Free C&C)

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Found 7th Dec
Was £14

This split side holesaw set from PTX is suitable for suitable for drilling into wood and plasterboard.

  • Contents - 60, 67, 74, 81mm Holesaws & 95mm Arbor

6 Comments

Why do they have split sides? (Sorry, genuine question from a DIY novice)

Do not buy any split side holesaw set, they are awful. Instead buy a set without split sides, such as this –

toolstation.com/sho…014
Edited by: "xigent" 7th Dec

Always thought of these as an accident waiting to happen. The blades are removable from the base making it convenient.

Though when you haven’t mounted the blade you want properly and it flies out at a few 100 RPM it’s not so convenient.

morpheus46 m ago

Why do they have split sides? (Sorry, genuine question from a DIY novice)



So they can be squeezed on to the base to make them fit, they are hideously bad.

Have similar one for many years cut many holes in mdf etc no problem, only hassle is slotting them off and on and levering of cut waste piece after cutting hole.
Never had any fly just make sure drill up to speed and cut straight down.
For those after the rigid type 64mm to 127mm 5 piece for £5.19... amazon.co.uk/Am-…Kit
Edited by: "morrig" 7th Dec

I also had a similar one in the late 70's, the slotted holder eventually cracked and I replaced it with a modern holesaw set, which is much more practical and probably safer, plus will cut deeper and isn't obstructed by the holder from cutting in a corner.

morpheus5 h, 30 m ago

Why do they have split sides? (Sorry, genuine question from a DIY novice)


Because they are the cheap old fashioned way of making a holesaw.

The pressed cup type, cut more accurately sized holes, are less likely to bind and don't cost much more these days.

With a split side, the circular blade can flex, plus wobble around in the slot of the cast holder.
Edited by: "melted" 7th Dec
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