Hougen Manufacturing is a family owned business with our world headquarters and manufacturing facility located in Swartz Creek Michigan. The company was started by the late Dr. E Douglas Hougen who held over 400 worldwide patents including many for the Rotabroach Annular Cutter. For over 50 years Hougen has been the world leader in portable magnetic drills and annular cutters. Hougen proudly manufactures all of our magnetic drills, Rotabroach Cutters and most of our other products in Michigan.
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Established by Dr E. Douglas Hougen on February 17, 1959. The holemaking industry was revolutionized when he invented the Spotweld Cutter. Hougen offers thirteen models of portable magnetic drills for holes from 7/16″ up to 3-1/16″ diameters up to 3″ depth of cut, Rotabroach® Annular Cutters and Copperhead™ Carbide Tip Cutters, RotaLoc™ and RotaLoc Plus™ Cutters with Quick-Shank mounting for magnetic drills, RotaCut™ and Holcutter™ Sheet Metal Cutters plus a host of magnetic drill accessories including cutting fluids, stick lubricant and Tornado II Portable Paint Shakers. Self-contained Punch-Pro™ Electro-hydraulic Portable Hole Punchers provide fast hole punching capability 5/32″ to 15/16″ diameter thru materials up to 1/2″ thick.