Milwaukee BIG HAWG Hole Saw Kit

By Robert Robillard on Contractor Advice, Remodeling


Milwaukee BIG HAWG Hole Saw Kit w/ Packout 49-56-9295

I’m always struggling with being more organized, which leads to being more efficient. This article is not a tool review but a story of how I reduced clutter, weight, and increased space in my tool trailer by using the Milwaukee BIG HAWG Hole Saw Kit.

Re-thinking Hole Saw Kits

I recently decided to get rid of my 15 years of accumulated hole saw kit and slim down into a dedicated smaller kit. I chose the Milwaukee 9 PC BIG HAWG w/ Carbide Teeth Hole Saw Kit w/ PACKOUT Compact organizer, model number 49-56-9295 because they have a great reputation for durability and aggressive cutting.

Hole Saw Carbide Teeth

Carbide teeth hole saws provide way better life and durability in both nail-embedded wood and abrasive material applications. The new BIG HAWG with Carbide Teeth an aggressive drilling option for demanding applications and outlast the bi-metal hole saws bigtime!

Milwaukee says that this bit lasts 50 times longer but if it lasts 25 times longer, I’ll be way ahead of the game. I’ve had past experience with some Bosch and Diablo carbide hole saws and truly feel that carbide is  a far superior way to cut holes.

The BIGHAWG hole saws also have 3 deep slots that allow you to remove plugs fast. The kit comes with an old-school arbor and 3 center bits.  [one multi-material bit and two aggressive wood bits]

BIGHAWG Hole Saw Kit Features

  • 10X Larger Carbide Teeth
  • 3 Tooth Design for Fast Aggressive Cuts
  • Carbide Tipped Multi-Material Pilot Bit for Increased Material Versatility
  • Thicker Backer for Extreme Life in Demanding Applications
  • Optimized Slot Design for Fast Plug Removal
  • Enlarged braze surface for stronger bond to the carbide teethCuts Wood, Nails, Shingles, Cement Board, Plaster and More
  • Compact PACKOUT Organizer


I’d really like to see Milwaukee innovate the old-school arbor and make it into a quick-connect coupling. Other than that this kit is a winner.

More Organized

This kit will make me more organized and take up less space in my trailer – that’s a win!

BIGHAWG Hole Saw Price

The BIGHAWG hole saw kit sells for $ 199.00 at Ohio Power tools online. The kit includes:
the  9 PC BIGHAWG with Carbide Teeth Hole Saw Kit w/ Packout Compact Organizer (49-56-9295)

Milwaukee BIG HAWG Hole Saw Kit Video

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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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