Hole Saw Bit: Choosing the Proper Size Hole Saw Bit: Choosing the Proper Size

A homeowner, plumber and electrician can all find a use with having a hole saw bit on hand, as would those who work with wood. The hole saw bit creates a larger hole that normal drills can't make and they can also create holes to a certain depth with a flat bottom. The following article will share with you some tips on how to choose a hole saw bit.

1. Electricians and Electrical Wiring Needs

Trying to keep all of those wires in a workable order is not that easy, nor is wiring a home. Messy wiring and poor placement of those wires can become a severe hazard for not only you but for anyone who comes to work on the wiring. A hole saw bit is used to create holes through the joists and then the wires are threaded through the holes. The best hole saw bit to use for this job is a smaller bit. You can choose a larger hole saw bit if there is a large grouping of wires. Always keep in mind the size of the joist and that each hole you make should have at least an inch of space all around.

2. Looking for Mold

Mold is a homeowner's worst nightmare because it is usually unseen and can cause great harm. Mold is a product of moisture and humidity which causes small microbes to grow and fester. Breathing in mold can cause illness and even death depending on the type of mold. If there is poor insulation or ventilation then mold will easily be distributed throughout the house. Mold loves to grow behind drywall and wherever you find soggy drywall you will most likely find mold. In the past you would have to remove the entire wall or huge sections of drywall to track the growth. With a hole saw bit no more than an inch in diameter you can remove very small sections. Once the round is removed you can look on the back for mold. If there is no mold you can replace the round and patch it with mud and then paint over it. If there is mold you can continue removing rounds throughout the height and length of the wall.

3. Insulation

Proper insulation is very important to keeping the home from letting out heat or letting in cold. Blown insulation can be added easily when using a hole saw. For this task a hole saw bit that is four inches in diameter is more than sufficient.

4. Pipes and Conduit

Small water pipes and electrical conduit are easily distributed through walls using a hole saw bit no more than two inches in diameter. They can also be used to run cabling and such through floors.

5. Furniture Building

When making chairs, as an example, a woodworker would bore small holes in pieces of wood and then attach dowel rods. These holes traditionally had to be made by hand which is laborious. A very small hole saw can be used in order to create the holes for the dowel rods.

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