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How are people cutting holes to pass tubing through their cases, i.e. outside to inside, are you using a hole saw with a metal bit, or are you using a massive drill to do it?

I ask because the TechStation I'm doing calls for a hole to be drilled through a plate and goes to a bottom portion.
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I'm pretty sure you can just use a Dremel attachement, you just need to go to Lowe's or Home Depot and look for the right one
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Dremel attachment, what kind? Cutoff wheel? That seems too big for a small hole.
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post #4 of 8
ACtually I just read that people are advising not to use a Dremel but actually Tin-Snips

http://store.yahoo.com/directron/nibbletool.html

or Tin-Snips
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post #5 of 8
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See, I've got real thick aluminum for the case, so it's not gonna cut it, literally....There isn't a hole saw for these applicatoins?
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post #6 of 8
Sure there is...They go from 1 cm in diameter to 12 cms...You can buy a pack that goes from the smallest to the largest; i've seen them in Canadian Tire canada rules..and in home depot.

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Home Depot > Canadian Tire...lol
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post #8 of 8
I got a 3/4" metal hole saw from Home Depot. Cost me about $9. You just need a 1/8" drill bit to drill the pilot hole. Then, I used a Dremel to smooth off the rough edges.
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