Speed Slot Hole Saw
The Speed Slot hole saws from Lenox are available in 52 sizes, from 9⁄16 in. dia. to 6 in. dia., and in a variety of kits for general use and for plumbers and electricians specifically
Hole saws are indispensable tools, and also among the most annoying to deal with. It often takes longer to remove the plug from a hole saw than it takes to drill the hole that put it there in the first place. I don’t think such a hassle is necessary, and Lenox agrees. That’s why it introduced Speed Slot, a redesigned line of bimetal hole saws.
A couple of things on Speed Slot hole saws help to make plug ejection easier. First, there is no paint on the inside. That’s important, because the heat generated from cutting a hole softens the paint, which often mixes with the sawdust and makes a gummy mess. Second, stair-stepped slots extend nearly all the way to the bottom of the extra-deep sidewalls. It’s easy to get a screwdriver under the plug, and you always have a leverage point as you work the plug out.
Speed Slot hole saws are available in 52 sizes, from 9⁄16 in. dia. to 6 in. dia., and in a variety of kits for general use and for plumbers and electricians specifically. Prices for individual hole saws range from about $7 to $110, depending on size.