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Old 01-22-2012, 01:10 PM   #1
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Cutting 3/16 metal

Is there a hole saw that will cut a 2 3/8in hole in 3/16 metal.Not sure if a hole saw will cut it,no pun intended.

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Is there a hole saw that will cut a 2 3/8in hole in 3/16 metal.Not sure if a hole saw will cut it,no pun intended.
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Well fortunately the guy who is building my rear bumper/tire carrier hasent shipped it yet so he is going to plasma cut them.Thank goodness.I thought for sure he sent it by now.Finally got lucky with something!
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Well fortunately the guy who is building my rear bumper/tire carrier hasent shipped it yet so he is going to plasma cut them.Thank goodness.I thought for sure he sent it by now.Finally got lucky with something!
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A quality brand name hole saw will do it...key is not to overheat and loose the temper of the teeth...slow and lotza oil....I used a hole saw for 1 inch pins in 5/8 inch thick plow frame like butter.
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A quality brand name hole saw will do it...key is not to overheat and loose the temper of the teeth...slow and lotza oil....I used a hole saw for 1 inch pins in 5/8 inch thick plow frame like butter.
I see they have different types such as bi metal.Is that the type I would have wanted?
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A good bi metal hole saw.
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I see they have different types such as bi metal.Is that the type I would have wanted?
Also, if you have access to a drill press, that makes all the difference in the world so far as keeping things straight, etc.

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