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I would like to start making my own wooden plugs and am looking for suggestions about what brands you folks recommend.
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Any Hardware or Lumb Yd. will carry Stanley or Vermont American plug cutters likely in 1/8" increments. I have closed and open cutters, short and long, I personally don't see any type superior over the other outside of new ones being so much sharper than the old ones.

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I would like to start making my own wooden plugs and am looking for suggestions about what brands you folks recommend.
I am very partial to my Fullers and Veritas...
most any size and flavor on hand...

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Veritas® Tapered Snug-Plug® Cutters - Lee Valley Tools

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For plugging screw or dowel the tapered Veritas ones.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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I am very partial to my Fullers and Veritas...
most any size and flavor on hand...

W.L. Fuller Inc.
Veritas® Tapered Snug-Plug® Cutters - Lee Valley Tools
I downloaded the Fuller catalogue....nice looking stuff. I'm not too far from them.
I've bought from Lee Valley in the past and receive their catalogue.
Decisions...decisions.
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Beware use these with a drill press. Using a had drill for these can be hazardous to your health
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Beware use these with a drill press. Using a had drill for these can be hazardous to your health
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If you order the ones from Lee Valley get a small bottle of fish glue to go with the plug cutters. The fish glue is water soluble so once you trim them down a little wipe with a damp rag will remove any trace of glue at the surface that could interfere with your finish.

Because the cutters are tapered, if the plugs break loose when you drill them they can be a little hard to get out but it's worth it because they don't leave gaps and if you can match grain they can be almost invisible.

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I have been using the Hitachi tapered plug cutters for years and really like them. With any plug cutter the most important feature I would look for is a tapered plug for the best fit.

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