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Hi, just got the Core 3000 how to drill out bottom bay?

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I just got the Core 3000, dying to get this baby together. I want to drill out the bottom of the bay but as a girl I am not super handy redface.gif

I have a drill and lots of bits, but what to do? Do I just use a drill bit and drill right through the center of the pins holding it in? If so, what size bit is best?
    
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I ended up with I believe a 1/8" bit on my Arc Midi. Take it slow. In my experience, the bit will bite and take out a tiny bit of metal, then bind and cause the rivet to spin.Reverse the drill while still pressing down and it will remove that binding. Drill forward again and remove another bit of metal before it binds. Repeat until it pops. I want to say I had to do that 3-4 times each before they finally popped thumb.gif
 
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Thanks! Here's to a girly girl using a drill lol wink.gif

Thanks! That was easy, I broke 2 drill bits, but I got the bay out tongue.gif
Edited by ann72 - 6/27/13 at 3:34pm
    
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