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Drilling new hole in SS sink

Posted by spielbass (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 20, 07 at 2:15

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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RE: Drilling new hole in SS sink

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.

RE: Drilling new hole in SS sink

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.

RE: Drilling new hole in SS sink

What you want to do this job NEATLY is a carbide tipped cutter. see...

RE: Drilling new hole in SS sink

You need a Greenlee hole punch.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hole punch

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