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Old 03-07-2012, 08:01 PM   #21
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What kind of hole saw did you guys use to cut the 1" circle through the metal? I'm afraid to start on it until I am sure I have the right tool.
Heavy bi-metal hole saw from Home Depot. Ours are all white.
The white ones are normally lenox brand,I buy lenoxsaw blades for the shop(best bang for the buck in bimetal sawblades).
For hole saw use,notching tubing etc(for roll cages) I prefer the dewault brand they seem to hold up better for long term use,even with teeth missing they still cut good.
Make sure to get the right arbor for your hole saw 2 different threads,I do not recommend cheapy hole saws they will not last.referring to sets made for home use in 2x4's
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:35 PM   #22
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What kind of hole saw did you guys use to cut the 1" circle through the metal? I'm afraid to start on it until I am sure I have the right tool.
Heavy bi-metal hole saw from Home Depot. Ours are all white.
The white ones are normally lenox brand,I buy lenoxsaw blades for the shop(best bang for the buck in bimetal sawblades).


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difference in home depot versus lowes.
I might have to try the milwalkee brand,they have to be rounder than the lenox,thanks for eye opener
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:55 AM   #24
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Get yourself some cutting oil... It will save you hole saws and drill bits, as well as cut the time in half... I use CRC... I've built a ton of stuff out of steel and can't stress this enough...
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Get yourself some cutting oil... It will save you hole saws and drill bits, as well as cut the time in half... I use CRC... I've built a ton of stuff out of steel and can't stress this enough...
I've been just using motor oil for cutting. Do you think specialized "cutting oil" really makes that much difference over motor oil, or is it just marketing?
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bacon grease for the drill bits...
i use both crc and bacon grease.
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I've only ever used motor oil but I really don't do a whole lot of metal work.
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bacon grease for the drill bits...
i use both crc and bacon grease.
Tha--tha--that's like.... like HERESY! Waste of good bacon! Where's your bread man?!?!
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Night and day with cutting oil... I like CRC, it foams up when you spray it, so it sticks really well to vertical surfaces... I pick it up locally for $6 a can and it'll last for a while... You'll notice that your drills and saws will bite better and penetrate quicker... It doesn't take much... I squirt a little then drill, squirt some more then drill and so on... With hole saws I'll squirt several times...
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I bought a Lenox hole saw, but the same store didn't have any lubricants besides WD40. So I'll wait and go to Home Depot tomorrow... right before I hit the RV show!

In other news, I cleared out some more of the bus after work today. The bifold couch is gone, most of the luan wood paneling along the walls, and that big metal tool cabinet (and boy was that thing heavy!). The tool cabinet had a ton of goodies in it, which I sorted and stored in some old shoeboxes I bought from a thrift store yesterday.


Oh, and I also replaced the buckle on the driver's seat belt.


Looks like the bus may have the typical window leaks. I'll have to get into the metal sides and make sure there's no rot.


And, before I drive this thing again, I bought some fuel conditioner (the 911). A "water" warning light comes on every time I crank it up. I bled the air tank and there was no water in it, so it must be fuel. Once the water problem is fixed I'll go back to using the diesel kleen that the previous owner recommended.


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