fbpx
April 23, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Fastcap Quick Mandrel for Hole Saws

Fastcap Quick Mandrel For Hole Saws 01

The new Fastcap Quick Mandrel gave us and our colleague Tim Johnson of Shop Tool Reviews reason to pause. There have been several innovation changes in hole saw technology when it comes to the mandrel. Typically, mandrels will get stuck to the hole saw if they screwed down too tight, either by the force of the user or the drill. We’ve seen peg-style systems of various forms come out in order to counter the issue.



Bosch’s Daredevil Hole Saws have a slip lock on them to keep the mandrel secure without screwing it in too tightly. From Spyder, we saw a screw down system with spring loaded pegs to encourage users from tightening down too far. Then Diablo came out with their Snap Lock Hole Saw system that includes an impact driver style quick release system. Each of these still gives a bit too much room for user error and they’ve all had a visit to the vise for release.

The Fastcap Quick Mandrel avoids the screw in system altogether. Three jaws in the center slip into the center hole of pretty much everyone’s hole saw. A 1/8 turn sends the jaws out to tighten against the hole saw. It doesn’t seem like it’s terribly strong at first glance. After a few uses, it didn’t show the slightest hint of budging. Better yet, it was just as easy to take off, even after going at it with some larger hole saw that required more torque.

Fastcap Quick Mandrel For Hole Saws 01

One limitation we found is that the pilot bit is too short to work with the deep cup hole saws we have. While Fastcap has confirmed that there are longer bits coming, keep in mind that they are proprietary to work effectively with the jaw mechanism.

Fastcap Quick Mandrel For Hole Saws 01

Tim Johnson had the opportunity to spend a lot more time using the Fastcap Quick Mandrel, so check out Shop Tool Reviews for more details and a deeper look at the performance of these game changers. He’s got an excellent video overview to watch as well.

Fastcap Quick Mandrel for Hole Saws Key Features

  • Quick in, quick off
  • Easy to tighten and release
  • Fits most standards holesaws
  • Great for lock sets, “roughing in” plumbing and electrical, and any large diameter hole
  • Patent pending

Fastcap Quick Mandrel for Hole Saws Specifications

  • Model: Fastcap Quick Mandrel
  • Dimensions: 3″ x 4″ x 8″
  • Weight: 1.3 oz
  • Price: $19.95

Keep your eyes open for the Quick Mandrel to show up at Acme Tools!

Related articles

CAT S62 Pro Smart Phone with FLIR Thermal Imaging

CAT S62 Has the Most Advanced Thermal Imaging Available in a Smartphone The CAT S62 Pro has come to the US market, finally. As the smartphone with the most advanced thermal imaging available, we consider this big news. Add to that the legendary durability that CAT phones have come to be known for, and we’ve […]

Milwaukee Cobalt Step Bits for Mild and Stainless Steel

Milwaukee Cobalt Step Bits Engineered to Outlast Other Bits on the Market Milwaukee Tool recently revealed they’d be taking the next step (no pun intended) to being a full solution provider in the step drill bit market with the introduction of their Cobalt Step Bits. These join the company’s existing line of Black Oxide and […]

Crescent Bolt Biter Extraction Tools

Crescent Bolt Biter Sockets Remove Rusted and Rounded Fasteners Your standard nut drivers work well when your fastener situation is ideal, but what about when they’re not at their best? The Crescent Bolt Biter Impact Bolt Extractors can reliably remove rusted and rounded-out nuts and bolts, no matter how damaged they are. What is Crescent […]

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
1 Comment
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Rick C

I received one of these for a Christmas present. The pilot bit wobbled badly in the arbor. They sent a second one after I called customer service and it wobbled badly as well. The bit is held in place only by a two-point system where a set screw contacts the “point” between two flats and pushes the bit’s single opposing flat into the corresponding single flat in the arbor body as the second point of contact. There is no way to prevent the bit from wobbling with this design. A three-point system could hold it securely.

1
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x