The RIDGID® Model HC300 Hole Cutting Tool is designed to cut holes up to 3" (76 mm) diameter into steel pipe. The multiple hole size allows the use of fittings such as Mechanical T®, Vic-O-Let™, Weld-O-Let™ and others for branching unpressurized pipelines. An integral motor and gear reduction optimizes the performance and saw life. A single-feed handle and ON/OFF switch allows for easy operation. The Model HC300 offers great features that translate into unparalleled field and shop performance.

Features

  • Quick Connecting Two-piece Design - This unique design allows for easy mounting, transport and set up. This is particularly useful when working off a ladder or overhead.
  • Single-Hand Chain Latching - The Model HC300 features a patented spring-loaded chain that saves time and significantly aids set up and operation.
  • Ergonomic Design - With all controls at the operator’s fingertips, the tool has been designed for maximum productivity.
  • High Speed - With a powerful 1.2 HP, 11 Amp motor, the Model HC300 delivers 360 RPM to quickly bore holes while optimizing hole saw life.
  • Horizontal and Vertical Flats - Ensures perpendicular cutting.

Specifications

Pipe Diameter Mounting Range 1-1/2" (38 mm) to 8" (200 mm).
Chuck Size 1/16"(1.6 mm) to 1/2" (13 mm).
Hole Cutting Capacity Up to 3" (76 mm).
Motor 1200 W Universal, 115V, 60Hz, 2 HP. Approved by CSA to CSA and UL standards.
Output Speed 360 RPM (no load).
Arbor Capacity Up to 7/16".
Weight 31 lb.
Height 12.8".
Length 11.9".
Width 13.2".

   
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
76777 HC300  3" Hole Cutting Tool, 115V  31  14.0 
76787 HC300  3" Hole Cutting Tool, 230V  31  14.0 
76792 HC300-J  3" Hole Cutting Tool, 100V, 50/60 Hz  31  14.0 

Accessories

Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
16671 R2S  Solid Shank Arbor  3/4  0.3 
84427 HC-450/HC-300 Carrying Case  19  8.6 
77017 Chuck Key  1/4  0.1 
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RPM difference

HC 300's output speed is 360 rpm and the one of HC400 is 120 rpm. what is different? Can HC300 be cut a hole quicker?
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID.

The HC-450 is made to cut larger holes (up to 4-3/4” vs. 3” on the HC300) which requires more torque. Therefore, the rpm is geared down to a lower speed. The HC-300 will cut smaller holes (below 3”) faster.

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