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Old 06-15-2011, 05:36 PM   #1
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I got my weldless fittings from bargain fittings and now I need to drill this hole.. I dont have the step bit they call for so I was thinking about ether getting a hole saw or going to the schools shop and using their drill press. They call for a 13/16 hole saw and I don't know if any place will carry that size. How did you guys drill your hole for your keggle?


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I used a 3/4" hole saw and ground it out with a dremel. Not recommended, but it worked.


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Did you just sand it with the dremel?
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I got my weldless fittings from bargain fittings and now I need to drill this hole.. I dont have the step bit they call for so I was thinking about ether getting a hole saw or going to the schools shop and using their drill press. They call for a 13/16 hole saw and I don't know if any place will carry that size. How did you guys drill your hole for your keggle?
Any of the big box stores (Lowes, HD) will carry step bits in that size. Ranging from $30 to $60. Additionally, you can find cheaper bits at Harbor Freight, but if there is not one nearby you will have to order it.
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Did you just sand it with the dremel?
Just used a grinder bit.
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Ugh I should have bought a step bit when i got my fittings only $15 at bargain fittings.
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I believe the bargain fitting bit is essentially the Harbor Freight bit.
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Any of the big box stores (Lowes, HD) will carry step bits in that size. Ranging from $30 to $60. Additionally, you can find cheaper bits at Harbor Freight, but if there is not one nearby you will have to order it.
+1 for the step bits from Lowes or HD. I just saw some at HD for $44.

Harbor freight is way cheaper but you lose quality of the tool. Either way make sure you use cutting oil and let the tool work for you. No need to put all your weight into most likely you will dull out the tool.
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+1 for the step bits from Lowes or HD. I just saw some at HD for $44.

Harbor freight is way cheaper but you lose quality of the tool. Either way make sure you use cutting oil and let the tool work for you. No need to put all your weight into most likely you will dull out the tool.
I used both (big box and HF) with great success.
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I found one at true value for $30 and my friend works there so I can use his discount.


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