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Old 02-26-2012, 02:51 AM   #11
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Anybody have any idea what kind of material I will have to drill through to install the tower?

Trying to determine what kind of drill bit I need. Thanks
The outside of the fridge is typically steel, inside is some type of insulation and plastic. I got a bi-metal hole saw and it cut right through. Just look on the package and make sure it says its OK to cut metal.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:10 AM   #12
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The outside of the fridge is typically steel, inside is some type of insulation and plastic. I got a bi-metal hole saw and it cut right through. Just look on the package and make sure it says its OK to cut metal.
You're the man. I just wasn't sure if I needed a carbon bit to get through any type of metal.

That said, is there any special technique I need to use when drilling with a hole bit? Scoring the hole or something? I've never done it before, and want it to be as clean as possible. Thanks a lot!!
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No special technique really. Just make sure to have the drill as vertical as possible and to press down smoothly. It should take only a few seconds to cut through and leaves a fairly clean hole. However, for my 3" diameter tower I only drilled a 2.25" hole.

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