What Drill Bit?

Re: What Drill Bit?

PostBy: jpete On: Tue. Feb. 24, 2009 8:00 pm

rberq wrote:Thanks for all the replies. Lowe's carries the Lenox hole saws that several of you have recommended highly. They are inexpensive except for having to buy the arbor. They look so simple and innocent, though, that it's hard to imagine them going through plate steel.

The key with a hole saw is, if possible, drill from both sides. Just drill until the pilot goes through then pick the hole up on the opposite side. Makes a much cleaner hole with very little burr to take off.
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Re: What Drill Bit?

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue. Feb. 24, 2009 9:59 pm

I wouldn't own a Milwalkie Hole Hawg if it were the last drill on Earth. They are a soild, rugged life long tool and will be miserable to use their entire life. They are too short to give proper leverage and have no slip clutch to keep you from breaking bones.

This same drill is sold under a few different names, but from personal use I can say if you're going to be buying a big power drill, this is the beast to have.: http://www.cpopowertools.com/products/dw124k.html
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