Cut your own wood plugs with Fuller Plug Cutters. WL Fuller's carbon steel plug cutters are heat treat and hardened for long life and clean cuts. Four bladed plug cutters do not eject plugs; it remains on the board and can be broken out with a screwdriver or sawed free. Suitable for both Softwood and most Hardwoods.
Using wood plugs is a great way to eliminate nail holes and marks in wood. Wood putty simply does not look as good over time, nor does it seal as well. Using a glued wood plug ensures the best possible seal and appearance with long term durability. One more tip: For best results, use plug cutters in a drill press if possible.
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Standard plug cutter suitable for both soft and most hardwoods. Plug diameter is slightly larger than the standard counterbore size ensuring a tight fit every time.
How long is the plug this cutter will make?
Depends on the size, a 1/4" cutter does 3/8" plugs a 1" plug cutter does 3/4" long plugs.
JD Tech Team
Hi could you please tell if the finished plug with the 1/ 1/2 inch plug cutter cuts a one and a half inches plug and is the finish cut clean at the end grain.
Yes a 1 1/2" plug cutter will cut a clean 1 1/2" plug with a sharp cutter.
JD Tech Team
I need to plug some 1" holes. Would I use the 1 in plug cutter or something a bit bigger?
A plug cut with a 1 inch plug cutter will plug a 1 inch hole perfectly.
you would use the one for 1 inch plug diameter. Note that the shaft diameter for this plug is 1/2 inch so your chuck will have to accept this size diameter shaft.
a little larger then turn it down or hand shape it
I don't have a drill press, but need some plugs cut for hardwood fillers. What about using a plunge router and a collett adapter (only see 1/4" shanks)?
She'll do some smoking then you'll probably lose the heat treating on the cutter, unless you can slow your router down. Else it'll probably dull out on ya
Larry: Routers turn at high speed compared to electric drills and drill presses, so you would want to feed a plug cutter very slowly or better yet use an electric drill.Also with a router it may be hard to keep the temperature of the cutter down and they can lose their temper. Unless the cutters are "high speed steel" or some other tool steel that is heat tolerant I would go for some tool like a variable speed hand held drill that turns much more slowly than a router. Also the smaller the diameter of the cutter the faster it can be run: surface feet per minute of the tool outer surface...Try your electric drill first, it should work Ok.
So what you may be able to do is bore out a "guide". Measure the outside diameter of the plug cutter then drill out that same diameter in some scrap wood. Then clamp that scrap wood (with new hole) on the wood that gets plugs. Then use your drill to cut the plugs
Router spindle speeds are generally too high to safely use plug cutters.
Thanks for the advice. I'd planned on slowing the router speed way down, but will go with the hand drill.
How thick of plug will this cut? I need one that will cut a 2 inch thick plug with a diameter of 2 and 1/8 inches.
I have used only the ones for boat planking. I can't remember the size but it was used with a matching tapered bit and countersink for #8 wood screws. Cut 3/4 x 3/4 strips and when the plugs are cut, there's not much material left so you end up with plugs-on-a-stick that break off easily. Not what you wanted to know but I thought I would share anyway.
Most wood working plug cutters sets only go up to 1" You can try woodline and look at CMT plug cutters, this one has a 5/8" shank that will require a drill press. If you only have a few to cut, use a 2 1/8" hole saw and make a template for a guide and clamp the template to your stock, remove the arbor and drill your plugs.
I doubt that this cutter will make a plug that thick or of that diameter. I think the best thing in your case would be to find someone with a lathe to turn a piece of wood down OR buy a large dowel and cut a 2" section.There are large plug kits available at some marine supply shops possibly at Jamestown Distributors but I'm not sure that they would come in the size you need.
A plug that big I would cut out on a band saw with a slight taper.
What is the shank diameter of the 1 3/8" plug cutter?
Shank is .50 in diameter and 1.25 long
how long are the plugs?
I would guess they are about 1/2" long. I use the cutters mostly to cut around my old deck nails if they become loose and can not be reset. The cutter clears any swelled wood underneath the nail. You can then reset the nail and use a 5/8" plug rather than the original 1/2". That solved my deck leak issues.
If you push the cutter all the way down, the plugs are about 5/8" long. This is generally longer than any hole that needs tone filled.The plugs are slightly tapered too, so they will generally not go in to a properly sized hole more that about 1/4".I have a set of basic cutters, and also the Fuller but and cutter set. < a href="http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=2800&familyName=Fuller+Countersink++Set+%238" target="_blank">http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=2800&familyName=Fuller+Countersink++Set+%238< /a>The fuller cutters are a little better since they have a more defined taper, and more importantly, they radius the smaller end of the plug, so it is easier to start into the hole.
about 2" long, a bit less for the smaller sizes
I have a 3/8 Fuller cutter that looks like it would cut up to 1/2" depth, and a 3/4 cutter that looks like it would cut up to 3/4" deep with the top 1/32 rounded off. It might be tricky to cut the plugs off at the maximum possible depth.
which is the fuller quick change plug cutter?
Nothing quick change about this cutter. Fits in chuck like a standard drill. Works great!
I am not certain but I think they are referring to the hex shank versions that come in the kits with the countersink bits.Search on "quick change plug cutters" on their site and the kits come up with hex shanks.
What sizes are the plug cutters?
3/8 and 7/16 are the most common
The plug cutter sizes are listed on a drop down menu in the online catalog. The standard Fuller cutters run from 1/4" to 1 1/2".
The sizes are listed on a drop down menu on a few pages of the online catalog like:< a href="http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=501&familyName=Wood+Plug+Cutters" target="_blank">http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=501&familyName=Wood+Plug+Cutters< /a>This particular style cutters run from 1/4" to 1 3/8".
Plug cutters come in a variety of sizes. I have cutters from 1/4 inch up to 5/8 inch. It all depends on the size hole you are filling.
does this fit a 3/8 inch drill?
The plug cutters I have will fit a 3/8 drill
Yes, however it is difficult to control without using a drill press, as the plug cutter must be held steadily perpendicular to the work surface.
I see a 3/8 Fuller bit with a 3/8 shank and a 3/4 bit with a half inch shank. I would not attempt to use these bits with a hand held drill.
plugs for old deck boards
vienna va and ocracoke n.c.
Did the job
This item worked just fine for cutting a few plugs from a piece of ash. The plugs seemed a little smaller than the corresponding holes. That might have been due to the plug cutter, runout in my drill press, the size of the drill use used for the hole, or the fact that I had to drill the holes with a handheld drill. So, size of the plug cutter may well be accurate. Packaging for the product was nothing special (a zip-lock baggie), but the cutter did come with a rubber cap to keep the blades sharp while in storage.
Santa Fe, NM
JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED
NEEDED TO MAKE PLUG, FOR A FLOORING PROJECT AND THE CUTTER WAS PERFECT. I'M SURE TO USE ON OTHER PROJECTS, LIKE FURNITURE AND CABINATES.
Best Product on the Market
I used to build wooden boats professionally and we only used Fuller bits, countersinks and plug cutters in our shop. These plug cutters saw heavy use for all our projects in both soft and hardwoods and lasted for months without having to be sharpened or replaced. A little pricier than competitor products but worth every penny.
"I would buy this product again"
I do woodworking as a hobby and was looking for a bigger size plug cutter, I was not able to purchase it locally so when I found it at JD I ordered it right away and am very happy with this product.
West Chazy, NY
Good Value, But One Issue
Tapered plug cutters I bought from Lee Valley seem to have just the right diameter - tapered such that the diameter matching the correpsonding size hole is reached before the top of the plug. This one from Fuller seems to produce plugs where the diameter matching the hole is at the top of the plug, generally resulting in the plug seating below flush with the surrounding surface.
Plug Cutter Plug
Great cutter. Sharp and beefy enough for a smooth cut and low vibration. Using to cut bungs from cypress for a boat restoration job.
I would buy these cutters again
I had to make 50- 1 1/4 Plugs for a project. The cutter was as sharp when I finished as it was when I started. Great product. When I need more cutters I will buy them from here
I couldn't imagine using anything else!
I always have a lot of Fuller products on hand and their plug cutters are second to none. They last a long time.