Drilling new hole in SS sink

spielbassSeptember 20, 2007

I bought a 3-hole sink and now want a 4-hole. What is the tool of choice for cutting a hole in 18 gauge SS? For a home shop, is some sort of hole saw appropriate? Thanks for any suggestions.

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hook

I would use one of those cone shaped step drills for the cleanest hole. SS is nasty stuff. A hole saw will probably work, but is likely to leave a ragged hole.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2007 at 12:25PM
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brickeyee

Go to a rental shop and ask for a chassis punch.
There are manual and hydraulic units.
Most rental places have the hydraulic units and a decent set of punches.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2007 at 1:07PM
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chrisny

What you want to do this job NEATLY is a carbide tipped cutter. see...http://www.milwaukeeconnect.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/category_27_40028_-1_192330_192327

    Bookmark   February 5, 2008 at 11:10PM
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rbanks

You need a Greenlee hole punch.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hole punch

    Bookmark   February 6, 2008 at 11:35AM
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