I've noticed that somehow hole saws make the center piece of wood compress
in size while drilling and then when finished it expands to lodge itsself
tight in there. I've had to unscrew the nut on the shank of the holesaw
and then hammer it out more than once.
Sun, Jul 18, 2004, 7:35pm (EDT-1) snipped-for-privacy@linuxmail.DOT.org (edard) says:
Saw about half way through then come at it from the other side if
possible. This minimizes splintering and allows easy removal of the
The splintering is never a problem with me, because I always use a
sacrificial piece of wood. However, this way does allow some of the
wood to stick out, making it a lot easier to pull it out. I would
suggest leting the holesaw come to a complete stop before you try to
pry, or pull, the wood out. But, that's up to you.
We've got a lot of experience of not having any experience.
- Nanny Ogg
john_20_28 firstname.lastname@example.org (jm) wrote in message
Some hole saws have two or more small holes in the 'back' of the
saw, that is the part to which teh shank attaches. Punches
can be inserted there and struck with a hammer to force out
the plug. Or you can put one or more screws into the plug
itself from the iopen end and pull it out with those, twisting
But often disassembly is the only thing that works.
Inevitably Crapsman will soon come out
with a "self-ejecting" hole saw. Which
reminds me, I worked the other day with
the guy who invented the spring-loaded,
self winding chalk line and he's waiting
for a settlement on a copyright infringe-
ment by Sears.
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