Axminster Barrel Plug Cutters
Axminster Barrel Plug Cutters
£8.94 - £22.32 (£7.45 - £18.60 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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£8.94 - £22.32 (£7.45 - £18.60 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 (7)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 3.5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Devindra Lal

23 February 2018

Great if you want to make 11mm diameter dowels

Very good prompt service from Axminster and the cutter seems nicely made. Cuts cleanly when run at low speed (500 rpm). Unfortunately, it is not accurate my dowels, approximately 4cm long and made of well-seasoned walnut came out at 11.05mm diameter, not 10mm. Same result when cutting oak. Very disappointing.

chris miller

29 March 2017

not happy

brought this plug cutter 25mm and a set of axminster forstner bits i cut the plug out of mahogany and drilled a hole in the same bit of mahogany with the forstner bit of the same size and the plug did not fit tight in the drilled hole all this was done on a drill press spent £60 for nothing back to square


18 March 2017

Pleasure to use.

Ordered the cutter around 2pm and it was delivered the next day. I bought this to make the shafts of drawer pulls from yew and ash before turning them using a pillar drill. The cutting size of 50mm gives more scope for adjustment on the turning phase. As said before a low cutting speed, a pillar drill and some form of clamping ( I used a drill vice ) make for more predictable results. I was inspired to try this after watching a veteran craftsman from Fine woodworking on YouTube.

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 .
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