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drilling steel cabinet - any tips?

mrbenn

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Dave

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Yep, grommets good idea. Also make sure you run a file round it after drilling.

If you have a clamp then use that to secure a piece of scrap wood behind the hole you are drilling. It will stop the metal flexing so much and possibly bending.

If it's a large hole then it's always easier to start smaller and work your way up. Good drill bits make the job a lot easier unless you get cheap one's and bin them after a couple of holes.
 

mrbenn

Active Member
thanks for the info :thumbsup:
 
Pending thickness lube, WD40, GT85 or OIL.

Speed, have the bit running fast but drill slowly.

Like Dave said, the wood stopping the flex helps big time!
 

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