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Old 03-23-2014, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default Has anyone cut shank holes with a hand drill?

When I built my keezer, I used a drill press and a 1 7/8ths bit to cut my shank holes in a 1.5" thick collar. I need to cut another hole. The drill press is a 2hr drive away, but I have a corded drill here.

Am I asking for trouble, or will it be fine?



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Old 03-23-2014, 07:51 PM   #2
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Cut all of the shank holes on my keezer with a hand drill even though my drill press was 20 ft away. It was easier than hoisting the entire collar up on the drill press table.



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Old 03-23-2014, 07:53 PM   #3
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Drilled all 4 of mine by hand. No prob. My drill has a little level on it; that helped make sure the hole was true.

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A $10 drill bit is a whole lot easier than 4hrs round trip.

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Shouldn't be an issue as long as your drill has some umph. I'm used my crummy craftsman cordless to cut 6" holes in cornhole boards

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Yep...used a spade bit.



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