Veritas Tapered Snug Plug Cutters
Veritas Tapered Snug Plug Cutters
£13.66 - £15.16 (£11.38 - £12.63 Ex. VAT)

Veritas Tapered Snug Plug Cutters

  • Snug plug cutters cut a slightly tapered plug
  • Available in metric and imperial sizes
  • Flares out at 3° angle
  • Four cutting flutes
£13.66 - £15.16 (£11.38 - £12.63 Ex. VAT)

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In Detail

Sometimes when plugging holes, no matter how carefully drilled, the holes finish up slightly oversize for the plug, especially in soft woods. These cabinet maker's snug plug cutters overcome this by cutting a slightly tapered plug. The first 3mm of the plug is the diameter stated whilst the remaining length is then flared out at an angle of 3°. Just tap the plug into place until you meet resistance then cut off the excess. Also, unlike regular plug cutters which have two cutting flutes, these plug cutters have four, giving a much cleaner cut and a smooth-sided plug which fits perfectly every time and is practically invisible. For best results use in a drill press or power drill stand.

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This product is on page 232 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.
Reviews (3)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



22 October 2017

Nice cutter, need to be used on slow speed as per instruction.

I bought the 1/2in veritas snug plug cutter... As i do not own a pillar drill, I was hoping to get away with using it in my router (as the 3/8 shank fits my router with an adaptor i have). It cut very well for the first few cuts, but I think it over heated quickly, and started charing, and getting clogged with resin (used on joinery quality softwood which had been treated and primed) regardless it cut the plugs accurately, though a little charred. I was running it way to fast, I think the instructions said 900rpm, whereas the lowest my router went to was 10,000rpm...... my bad...
The tapered feature seemed to be beneficial, though only an asset if the hole that requires plugging is of an appropriate depth to accommodate, I also found these quite tricky to start (fit to the hole initially before hammering), as they were pretty "snug" before the taper kicks in, they could really do with a additional taper at the tip to help them get started in the hole.
I also bought the double edged version of the flush cutting saw to cut softwood plugs. It works very well at cutting the plug without marking the timber (used on softwood window frames that had been treated, primed, and undercoated), barely marking the paint / timber at all.
It is a little tricky at first to use a pull saw if you are not used to it. The double edged version is directional, i.e. has a "this way up" marking, as the teeth have been ground on the lower edge to prevent marking. Bearing this in mind, I assume the double edged to be much more versatile than the single edged, as it allows you to come from both sides, or be used regardless of restrictions in a handed corner, etc. (I have not seen / used the single edge version).

Mark Rhodes

20 April 2011

Ten years on

Bought one of these ten years ago, still going strong. wouldn't look at any other plug cutters now. You get what you pay for, simples.

Mr dave murphy

19 September 2009

simple idea , great tool

very good tool that i use alot.

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