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Old 02-20-2009, 07:38 PM   #21
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I second punchouts if you have them. I've not tried them on stainless though. Anyone have thoughts/experience with that?

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Old 02-20-2009, 07:43 PM   #22
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I used two different sizes on my keggle, worked great

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Old 02-20-2009, 07:50 PM   #23
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I just bought a harbor freight bit, I'm planning on using it soon, I'll let everyone know how it went.

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Old 02-20-2009, 07:56 PM   #24
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This is great info, I'm waiting to pick up my third keg (maybe this weekend) and I'll be drilling soon.

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Old 05-28-2009, 03:35 PM   #25
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I just thought I would bump this thread. I just drilled a couple holes with my Irwin step bit... butter. That thing eats keggles for breakfast. A little vegi oil, low speed drill or my cordless and it was easy as cake.

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What size unibits do you need to drill a keg?

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Old 12-14-2010, 06:30 PM   #27
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What size unibits do you need to drill a keg?
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I thought I would share a tip I figured out... I just purchased a step bit on Ebay for $10.00 shipped. An Irwin #4, brand new in box.

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I hope this helps someone out!
Anything with a 7/8 or larger step will work.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:42 AM   #28
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Would this fit the bill?

http://www.amazon.com/Neiko-Titanium...reative=392969

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Old 12-16-2010, 01:05 PM   #29
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Yes sir, it would.

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Old 02-13-2012, 05:11 PM   #30
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Old thread, but in cases someone arrives here with the same question . . . I know I did!

For SS Keggles:
I used a 7/8" step bit from harbor freight (2 for ~$15) and 18V Ryobi to drill out 8 holes for weldless SS fittings (bargainfittings.com). First measured for location and then hammered the point of a philips screwdriver to make a slight indent. Switched to a 3/8" standard bit to drill a pilot hole. Using the high-speed setting I easily cut through the SS, stopping every 5 seconds to spray WD40 for "cooling". Then I switched to the step bit. Using the same approach (drill, stop, cool), but at much lower speeds it took about 2 min/hole. You'll definitely need to be hold on tight as it binds a bit when it bites. I also noticed that as I got to the larger diameter steps I needed to reverse the drill. My drill just seemed to bite off more than it could chew on first cut. Reversing removed the burr, and then I continued cutting. The holes were surprisingly clean (no burrs) and looked great!

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