Milwaukee Press Release – Hole Cutter


Milwaukee® Introduces Hole Cutter with Tool-Free Adjustability


MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver game-changing solutions for the professional with the introduction of the Milwaukee® Adjustable Hole Cutter (49-56-0320). Adjustable in ¼” increments, the new cutter gives users double the range of hole size options over the competition for a broader range of applications and more secure fits. The Adjustable Hole Cutter offers tool-free adjustability to quickly and easily change sizes without the use of a hex key, offering less downtime on the jobsite.

“Recessed lighting is a continually growing market segment within new construction and remodeling. With the increasing popularity of LED lights and different types of fixtures, common hole sizes range from 3” to 6” and everything in between.  To install these lights, holes of many different sizes need to be created. Instead of carrying around multiple different sized hole saws, users are looking for a one-size-fits all solution,” said Todd Taylor, Director of Marketing, Product Management for Milwaukee Tool.  “By simply releasing the Quik-Lok™ arbor and removing the pilot bit, users can easily adjust this new Hole Cutter from 2” to 7” in ¼” increments without the use of additional tools or hex keys, quickly returning to the work at hand.”

Laser etched markings along the black oxide coated cutting assembly and a size indicator allow users to easily recognize their desired setting. An optimized blade design allows for smooth and clean holes in ceiling tiles and drywall up to 1” thick.

While the Adjustable Hole Cutter can be used to cut holes for installing audio speakers, fire and security systems, and clearance holes, the majority of cutting is over-head for recessed light installation. This type of work often creates a great deal of dust. In an effort to shield the user from this dust and any potential small debris, the Adjustable Hole Cutter offers a best-in-class durable and reusable debris shield.  Utilizing a spring collar, as users drill overhead the specially designed debris shield compresses to collect drywall dust and keep the working area clean.

With the introduction of the Adjustable Hole Cutter, Milwaukee Tool demonstrates its continued commitment to delivering innovative accessory solutions to save time and increase productivity on the jobsite. Through the combination of tool-free adjustability, ¼” increment sizes, optimized blade design, and a best-in-class debris shield, the Milwaukee® Adjustable Hole Cutter provides users the best solution for hole-making in ceiling tiles and drywall.

*Replacement Parts available:

49-56-0290 Adjustable Hole Cutter Replacement Blades and Pilot Bit Set

About Milwaukee Tool

Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance by providing the best in professional, heavy duty tools and accessories. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee® continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions.  Whether it is through their leadership in LITHIUM-ION technology, as seen in the M12™, M18™ & M28™ Systems, time-saving accessories or innovation new Hand Tool and Test Instrument product lines,  Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Milwaukee Tool is Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit