What Sizes do Hole Saws Come In?

Updated April 17, 2017

Hole saws are designed to be used as a drill attachment. It is a cylindrical saw used to cut holes in building materials. Hole saws can be purchased individually or as a kit. They are available in standard and metric sizes. The size reflects the diameter of the hole that will be drilled.


Hole saws are used to cut through various materials such as unalloyed and alloyed steel, stainless steel, light metals, plastics, plasterboard, wood and fiberboard. Standard hole saws have a cutting depth of up to 1-1/2" or 38mm. Special saws are available to order up to 6" in depth.

Standard Measurements

Hole saws are available in the following standard measurements: 9/16", 5/8", 1-1/16", 3/4", 1-3/16", 7/8", 1-5/16", 1", 1-16", 1-1/8", 1-3/16", 1-1/4", 1-5/16", 1-3/8", 1-7/16", 1-1/2", 1-9/16", 1-5/8", 1-11/16", 1-3/4", 1-13/16", 1-7/8", 2", 2-1/16", 2-1/8", 2-1/4", 2-5/16", 2-3/8", 2-1/2", 2-9/16", 2-5/8", 2-3/4", 2-7/8", 3", 3-1/8", 3-1/4", 3-3/8", 3-1/2", 3-5/8", 3-3/4", 3-7/8", 4", 4-1/8", 4-1/4", 4-3/8", 4-1/2", 4-3/4", 5", 5-1/2", 6", 6-5/16", 6-5/8", 6-31/32" and 8-1/4".

Metric Measurements

The available metric sizes in hole saws include: 14mm, 16mm, 17mm, 19mm, 21mm, 22mm, 24mm, 25mm, 27mm, 29mm, 30mm, 32mm, 33mm, 35mm, 37mm, 38mm, 40mm, 41mm, 43mm, 44mm, 46mm, 48mm, 51mm, 52mm, 54mm, 56mm, 59mm, 60mm, 64mm, 65mm, 67mm, 70mm, 73mm, 76mm, 79mm, 83mm, 86mm, 89mm, 92mm, 95mm, 98mm, 102mm, 105mm, 108mm, 110mm, 114mm, 121mm, 127mm, 140mm, 152mm, 160mm, 168mm, 177mm, and 210mm.

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