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Old 12-11-2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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I need to drill a port in my keggle and I don't have a step bit. Is there a favorite brand or retailer out there that you prefer? Any particular kind of step bit I need to look for to drill a hole for a 1/2" port?

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Old 12-11-2008, 04:43 PM   #2
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Try Harbor Freight if there is one near you or online.

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Old 12-11-2008, 04:48 PM   #3
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I'll +1 the above for Harbor Freight. I bought the cheapy 3 piece step-bit set from Harbor Freight and they are still going strong. 3 holes each in two kegs, 1 in a SS pot, and 4 in a new mailbox.

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Excellent.. I was just looking at those. Guess I'll stop by on my way home. Thanks!

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Regardless of which one you end up getting, always remember - drill slow, plenty of pressure, and plenty of lubricant....
I don't know if that sounded right. Almost makes me think that this post needs to be in the boneyard!

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I should get some thread cutting lubricant, but Pam spray has always worked...

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I should get some thread cutting lubricant, but Pam spray has always worked...
Again, maybe THIS should be in the boneyard!
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I should get some thread cutting lubricant, but Pam spray has always worked...
I was thinking of using WD40...
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I was thinking of using WD40...
Too light most likely. Better than water, but not much. You really need something a little heavier. Even light machine oil works well for drilling.
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how does 3in1 oil work?

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