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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MoonPig, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Chryonn

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    Ok, bad news...

    Went to all my local DIY stores and non had anything near a 120mm holesaw. Except BnQ, they had a 117mm one, but it cost £74.... NO.

    Managed to get some Tin Snips though :D

    Any ideas how i should go about this?

    Im thinking, drill a big hole in the middle, then tin snip it.
     
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    ouch, tin snips will take some work, MK swears by them but if im honest I really struggle using them.

    Personally Id have used a rotary tool and some files.
     
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    I'm having a seriously hard time finding a 120mm (or just less) holesaw....

    Anyone have a spare or know of any. Wanting less than £15, ideally.
     
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    Dont use tin snips, you'll find it impossible to get a clean edge and keep the metal flat.

    Youd be better of getting a jigsaw (if you havent already) and some metal blades for that.
     
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    Can't use the Jigsaw, Only got Wood blades for it and the blades are a custom type...

    These snips are actually quite easy to use... their not that bad. I can see why MK loves them :)

    I'm not going to do the 3x120 yet, really want to do it with the 120mm Holesaw and dremel.
     
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    Youll never get a 120mm holesaw much cheaper. And do you even have a pillar drill to use it on?

    Only thing with tin snips is that they tend to bend the metal slightly.

    You could also consider picking up a cheap jigsaw, (like £15) with some metal blades and just thrash the live out of it, lol.

    We did that for the kitchen worktop at our old place. It then died on us shortly after, so we got a full refund :D
     
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    I can get a 121mm one for £8... That's pretty cheap - to me.

    And i have a good enough drill to do it with. I'm not spending £50 on a Pillar Drill for this one job...

    We have a family friend doing quite abit of work on the house at the moment, if i need anything / advice, he's great.
     
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    Done:

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    Just needs some filing now :)
     
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    wow thats neat....may just get tin snips instead of getting a dremel as thats just what I want to do....thanks...
     
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    £8 for a 120mm hole saw wtf, linky plz! :eek:

    And only reason I said pillar drill is cus something that big is going to be pretty hard to control, lol.

    End up spinning you instead of the hole saw :roll:

    Thought those tin snips look pretty darn good, especially if you can get ones to do a decent job going round curves.
     
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    I recommend these snips for straight lines, havn't tried the curved ones yet. But the dremel is great for corners.

    Alex, sorry, £10
     
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    Is that the hole "bit" tho, or just the saw itself?

    These are considerably cheaper than i expected. I guess you can get light use ones aka, cheaper :D
     
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    No idea. I've stopped looking.

    Going to wait till tomorrow for that stuff.
     
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    they are cheaper than ole B&Q. i read once that you don't need a 120mm holesaw as a 114mm will do just fine (in case you go wrong, you have a little leeway)
    @alexp999, the dimensions quoted are the size of the saws.
    and i second the motion regarding using a pillar drill or drill stand. but i also agree that buying one just for a one-time job is a little OTT. still, i could always do with more DIY equipment :p
    there are alternatives to drilling the hole, i'd Dremel it with a LOT of time and patience
     
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    Thats the thing, i dremeled the top.

    This is an experiment for me, never worked with metal before, so i want to try different things.

    On the top, i plan on doing a combination of dremel and holesaw.

    Does anyone have a 120mm (or just less) holesaw that i can borrow?
     
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    The best thing to do is get an old case and practice drilling and cutting on it....

    btw, 120mm (or just less) holesaws are really hard to find!:shadedshu
     
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    I see we use the same snips. Those are great!
     
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    Yea, i saw that site, but wasn't sure.

    I think i'll just spent a day dremeling and get everything cut...

    Can't to it now though, tis throwing it down :(
     
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    tipping it down here mate :(
     
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    Tut... English weather....

    Got a delivery from ebuyer coming however. Should be fun routing 2 more 15m ethernet cables round the house ... lol
     
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    after 4 years in Sheffield I had seen all the rain I could take....
    Now, after 10 years in Greece.... I have had enough of the high temps and actually miss English weather.....

    ...good luck dremmeling!:toast:
     
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  25. kyle2020 Guest

    haha. Have the joy of starting afresh on my AAKS, and a can of compressed air (when they arrive). First use? spray air into my mouth to make my cheeks go mad :D
     

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