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Boring a 3/4 hole to 7/8 in steel


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Posted by Zachary Hoyt on September 14, 2012 at 14:12:21 from (184.12.64.194):

I have a pair of fast hitch arms that are over 1" thick steel of some kind. They have 3/4" mounting holes in them that I need to bore out to 7/8". I have a floor drill press with a low speed of 200 RPM and I am wondering if I should buy a bit and do this myself or take it over to town and pay probably $15 to have a guy do it. If I should do it myself what type of bit would be correct for this application, and what kind of oil or other liquid should I use, if any? Metal drilling always makes me nervous, so I figured I would see if I could find out how to do it right.
Zach


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