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Old 08-11-2006, 08:39 PM   #1
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For those who are thinking about making your own Keggles, I'll pass on a bit of experience for the two that I made. The first one was quite interesting. I tried drilling a hole and using a sawzall, but could not make the curve. The blade broke. I then got out my Dremel. The Dremel was very accurate, but slow going. I went through the cutting disks like crazy. It was a PIA to get the screwdriver out every minute to replace a worn down disk. The reinforced ones did not last that much longer anyway.

I manage to get the top off my first one and am 10% done with the second keg, when I run out of discs. Off to Home Depot I go and lo and behold, If find this gadget. The Dremel EZ Lock Cutting Wheel. Bigger and you can change it out in seconds.



Needless to say, my second Keggle was finished lickity split. I highly recommend it. The edges were clean and easy to smooth down. This puppy rocks! I have a 15.5 Gallon HLT and Kettle and doing a third keg for a MLT will not be a chore.



 
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Old 08-11-2006, 08:42 PM   #2
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Sweet, nice find


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Old 08-11-2006, 09:35 PM   #3
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How fast were you able to cut through the SS top? How many disks did you go through doing it?

I know the feeling with the small disks- I made my copper manifold using it. It worked great, smooth and accurate. But each disk only lasted 5-8 slots.
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Old 08-11-2006, 11:51 PM   #4
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Or you can drill a hole in said keg take it to a muffler shop along with a sixer of homebrew @5opm and have the grease monkeys take the torch to it then grind it with the pneumatic die grinder.

 
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Old 08-12-2006, 01:04 AM   #5
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How fast were you able to cut through the SS top? How many disks did you go through doing it?
I finished the keg 90% with only TWO disks. I could have done the whole keg with two disks. This thing rocks. I learned the hard way, but now I am ready for the next one or perhaps I'll build a MLT manifold with it.

 
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:50 PM   #6
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Wonder if that would fit a Black and Decker Mr. Wizard system?

 
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:57 PM   #7
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Sweet! I went through about 10 red cutting wheels doing my manifold. Next time I need to cut, I'll know where to go. How much was it?
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:14 PM   #8
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Ed,

That'd make a good addition to the Keggle page on the wiki if you fancy it.

Do you have any action shots or the finished article?
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:46 PM   #9
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lol... forget the dremel... just plug in the ol 33 gallon air compressor and hook up the rotary tool. That'll take care of a keg IN A HURRY!!
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:38 PM   #10
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4.5" angle grinder here. I only lost about a 1/4" off the cuttoff disc radius. Good for another 3 kegs or so.


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