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Old 10-25-2013, 10:54 AM
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Matt, I also have a lot of hole saw sizes, and a jig saw that works awesome in metal, which you are welcome to borrow at any time.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:13 AM
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For a one time job I would probably just use a jig saw and be patient. May be easier than hauling around plasma gear, may be cheaper than a big hole saw if you have one. Just drill a 3/8 starting hole and dig in.
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I guess I always thought hole saws were for wood. Are there different ones for metal?
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At HD in their tool department, you'll find white ones that say bi-metal. They're usually near the drills & bits
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Yup. Bi-metal hole saws. I use them all the time.
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A decent power drill will run it too. You can rock the hole saw back and forth so only one side worth of teeth are cutting at a time to ease the load a bit.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:57 AM
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i know this sounds like a pain... BUT you *might* get away with making a hole with a hole saw and a hand drill. how big are the holes? 4"
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X2 on the sentiment about cutting cleaner with a saw (hole and sawzall) than a plasma cutter.
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Matt, I also have a lot of hole saw sizes, and a jig saw that works awesome in metal, which you are welcome to borrow at any time.
Guys, thanks for this advice -- it was just what I needed. I bought 2 1/8 bi-metal hole saws and got the holes cut. I also borrowed a friend's Bosch jigsaw (way better than my old Craftsman jigsaw) and got some appropriate blades. Result: the tail lights are now installed and recessed into my trailer bumper.
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