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cut both holes at once
Photo 1 of 5Use two hole cutters and cut both holes at once when making wooden rings.

Hole Cutters(1 of 5)

Have you ever needed to cut a wooden ring? Maybe you tried to used a hole saw, but found out that once you cut the hole for the inside of the ring, there’s nothing for the drill to hold on to for drilling the outside of the ring. The trick is to use two hole cutters together to cut both holes at once.

  • Drill the hole on one side of the board using the hole cutters. Hole saws have very fine teeth, so drill through the material slowly. Stop occasionally during the cut to blow the dust out of the way.
  • Turn the board over and center the drill bit over the pilot hole and finish the cut.

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