What Sizes do Hole Saws Come In?

Written by mona prestenbach | 13/05/2017
What Sizes do Hole Saws Come In?
Hole saws come in a wide variety of sizes. (set of saws image by Albert Lozano from Fotolia.com)

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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