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post #3821 of 22267

Yeah, that's generally where hole saws are used, is when a large enough drill bit would be to costly, or slow and wasteful. That or if someone wants to cut out a perfect circle.

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post #3822 of 22267
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Don't think you're using the right drill bits then. wink.gif If hole saws were better, then they would be the industry standard.

Actually, the industry standard for making a hole is different depending on the size of the hole, the substrate getting the hole, and the tolerance of said hole.

Up to a half inch, I'd use a drill bit, over that size, in thin material, I'll use a holesaw. In thick material, I'll use my end mills in a HAAS VMC.
post #3823 of 22267

Alright, I'll give you credence, you apparently know about more about it then I thought. Maybe I've never used any real high quality hole saws. :P

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post #3824 of 22267
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Alright, I'll give you credence, you apparently know about more about it then I thought. Maybe I've never used any real high quality hole saws. tongue.gif

Thank you, and I wish there WAS a universally appropriate tool for such things!
post #3825 of 22267
just be thankful you all dont have to use one of these ....

or

although it is aluminum so it wouldnt be that bad
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post #3826 of 22267
Oh man, I have used the second one... Probably 20 years ago at a friends house.
post #3827 of 22267
So it turns out that we need a hole between 19.5mm and 20mm for the Bitspower panel pass-through / bulkhead fitting.
The 19mm hole saw's effort ended up a bit too sloppy.
So downsized to 17mm and then tidied up with file and dremel.


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post #3828 of 22267
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just be thankful you all dont have to use one of these ....

or

although it is aluminum so it wouldnt be that bad

i use both of those for small carpentry projects, if you have sharp bits and have forearms like popeye, you can go at a pretty good pace and they don't make as much of a mess

tongue.gif don't knock the old ways
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post #3829 of 22267
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So it turns out that we need a hole between 19.5mm and 20mm for the Bitspower panel pass-through / bulkhead fitting.
The 19mm hole saw's effort ended up a bit too sloppy.
So downsized to 17mm and then tidied up with file and dremel.


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I have a 25/32" hole saw I use just for them, equals 19.8mm
post #3830 of 22267
Thanks for all the responses! So is that like 13/16 inch hole saw then? Does anyone have any recommendations? I tried using a step drip bit and it was nasty.
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