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Reposition holesaw to end sawdust woes

Reposition holesaw to end sawdust woes

I've used a holesaw many times in the past to cut out wheels for toys. And almost always, sawdust would clog the saw, the wood would burn, and smoke would fill my shop.

Now, I position the holesaw right at the edge of the stock, creating an escape path for the sawdust. No more clogging, no more smoke.

-- John Santoro, Billerica, Mass.

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pguncheon wrote:

If you do not have the luxury of cutting the hole at the edge of the stock, lightly press the hole saw against the work to get a scribe of the circle to be cut. Then either moving the piece and changing the bit or using a hand held drill, drill a 1/4" (or larger) hole that touches the line scribed by the hole saw. The drilled hole can be on either side of the scribed line, depending on whether you want the "hole" or The "wheel" to be clean. The hole will allow for the sawdust to escape, etc.

4/7/2011 11:27:30 AM Report Abuse
jmail13789 wrote:

I use slices of closet hanger rod for toy wheels 1 1/4 or. 1 1/2 in. Works great

10/23/2010 01:58:46 AM Report Abuse

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