The Milwaukee Hole Dozer with carbide teeth expands the company's multi-year bimetallic line. Milwaukee Tool has since been updated to the next generation Hole Dozer with carbide toothed hole saws. Meanwhile, the company has added new sizes and kits. The complete line includes 38 different diameter hole saws, 6 kits and 3 different pilot bit/arbor combinations.
14 new Hole Dozer carbide tip hole saw diameters and 4 new kits added for 2022 alone. Which includes a 9-piece. Large Diameter Kit, 10 pcs. Electrician's kit, set of 12. Plumber's Tool Kit and 15 pcs. Universal kit.
Are the Milwaukee Hole Dozer Carbide Hole Saws worth the money?
Carbide is no stranger to hole saws. Some brands of woodworking hole saws have 3 or 4 carbide teeth that can shorten the time it takes to drill a hole with a standard bi-metal saw. However, it is not easy to find carbide on a hole saw with a similar tooth count to the bimetal model.
Anyone who has used a circular saw knows the benefits of carbide. Carbide makes the blade or hole saw last longer than standard bi-metal fittings. It also opens up the ability to cut materials that would tear bimetals apart quickly. Milwaukee bulldozers with carbide teeth can tackle:
- Stainless steel
- Wood (with nail inlay)
- glass fiber
- cement board
- mild steel
- ceramic tile
- asphalt shingles
Of course, there are many other materials that fall in between.
How well do they cut?
People buy carbide toothed hole saws both for longevity and for getting through "impossible" materials. These hole saws offer the user increased durability and longevity when used on typical (wood, sheet metal, etc.) and extreme (stainless steel, cast iron, cement board, etc.) materials.
We have used these hole saws in countless materials. They cut through all kinds of products—some of which we never dreamed of cutting with a hole saw. On other materials, you just burn through a few hole saws to drill the holes.
The Milwaukee Hole Dozer with Carbide Hole Saw features a unique 3 TPI carbide design. This aggressive tooth geometry allows for fast and aggressive cutting. We've found that they cut faster overall than bimetal blades, but not as aggressively as wood-cutting carbide hole saws. When drilling through 2X wood you will notice a decrease in speed compared to something like Milwaukee Carbide Big Hawg.
However, this design opens up metal cuts that you want to avoid with a more aggressive saw. If you don't want to invest in both styles, the variety of materials you can cut makes this a great choice for the all-around performer.
Milwaukee dozers with carbide teeth are primarily suited for cutting metal and materials such as fiberglass and cement board. With the ability to handle stainless steel and any milder material, I see electricians, HVAC and MRO professionals as prime targets.
And of course, any professional who needs to cut a variety of materials will find these convincing, with quick cuts in materials from metal to wood. They make excellent all-purpose hole saws and outperform bi-metal and overlay materials that carbide wood hole saws cannot (or should not). I'm looking at you, plumbers and decorators.
- 50 times longer life in abrasive materials
- 3 TPI design cuts faster and cleaner in all materials
- Longest-lasting stainless steel
- Thermoset Coating Reduces Friction and Drag
- All access slots for removing slugs
- made in America
Milwaukee Hole Dozer Kits and Pricing
Retailers and dealers carry both single hole saws and various kits, ranging in price from $12 (single hole saw) to $189.97 (15-piece set).
Available Milwaukee Dozers with Carbide Tooth Kit
- 9 PC Large Diameter Kit 49-22-3077 – $164.97
- 10-Piece Electricians Kit 49-22-3084 – $110.97
- 12-Plumber Kit 49-22-3091 – $144.97
- 15 PC Hole Dozer with Carbide Teeth Hole Saw Kit 49-22-3097 – $189.97
Single Milwaukee Hole Dozer Hole with Carbide Teeth Saw (Sampling)
- 11/16″ hole saw 49-56-0700
- 1-5/16″ Hole Saw 49-56-0711
- 1-5/8″ Hole Saw 49-56-0714
- 2-9/16″ Hole Saw 49-56-0728
- 2-11/16″ Hole Saw 49-56-0730
- 3-1/8″ Hole Saw 49-56-0735
- 3-1/4″ Hole Saw 49-56-0736
- 3-3/8″ Hole Saw 49-56-0737
- 3-3/4″ Hole Saw 49-56-0741
- 4-1/8″ Hole Saw 49-56-0743
- 4-5/8″ Hole Saw 49-56-0747
- 1-1/16″ Hole Saw 49-56-0807
- 4-3/4″ Hole Saw 49-56-0847
- 5-1/2″ Hole Saw 49-56-0848
Milwaukee Hole Dozer with Carbide Teeth Specifications
- Various depths of cut
- 3 TPI
- Available Sizes: 11/16 to 6 inches
- Price Range: $11.99 (single) – $189.97 (kit)