Axminster Barrel Plug Cutters
Axminster Barrel Plug Cutters
£9.17 - £20.46 (£7.64 - £17.05 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Barrel Plug Cutters

  • For cutting plugs and short dowels up to 50mm in length
  • Timber can be matched to cover screw heads etc
  • Also for decoration
  • Clean cutting and easy plug removal
  • For use in drill presses only
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£9.17 - £20.46 (£7.64 - £17.05 Ex. VAT)

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These barrel cutters will cut plugs and short dowels up to 50mm in length, when matched with a corresponding drill they can be used to cover screw holes or make a small repair in damaged timber, they also make a good decorative plug. Designed for use in a drill press they give a very clean cut.

Reviews (4)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 3.6 out of 5 based on 4 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


John Roberts

20 February 2017

Works perfectly if used at a slow speed

I've had a few of these for a while and I use the plugs mainly to fill holes during guitar repairs and modifications. I use them on maple and mahogany with no problems whatsoever. However, they do need to be run at a very slow speed (around 450 RPM) so they cut properly. If you run them too fast they generate a lot of heat and burn the workpiece. I would not attempt to use these cutters without a pillar drill. The stock must be clamped securely as the cutters can grab the stock. Trust me, an inch thick slab of maple whirling around in your drill chuck is no fun!

Peter Richardson

24 July 2016

Good , to start with .

I bought a full set of these from Axminster having tested a set my son had for his boat building . Same as the first reviewer they performed well to begin with but making nice clean plugs .I think that using the largest plug cutter i made not much more than 20 plugs before it began to burn. I was using it on oak .Tried sharpening the cutting edge but ended up making it worse . Now it is unusable .So my conclusion is that they are not much good .Either poor design or poor quality steel which blunts quickly .I guess that if it heats up then it will loose its edge quicker .


24 July 2015

Very pleased

I found this to be a generally well designed cutter but it can generate a lot of friction when cutting deeper than 10mm into hardwood which results in burning. Luckily the burning occurs mainly on the outside of the cutter leaving the plug burn free. I just cut 200x 20mm oak plugs and found the best method was to cut right through a 10mm thick board, 50% of the plugs just drop out of the cutter and the rest stick in the cutter and need some help freeing (which makes for a lot of stopping and starting of the pillar drill). As it basically only has one cutting edge, I think it will be very easy to resharpen when blunt.


5 April 2014

Sharp and accurate

Got a 12 mm cutter, very sharp and easy to cut with. Can´t say anything about how it will last, but so far it´s well worth the money.

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