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Old 26 May 2004, 16:01   #11
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Head hunter's method is best it may obvious but make absolutely sure that there are no wires or pipes lurking just behind the bit you are about to remove
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Old 26 May 2004, 18:56   #12
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yes jw but rene wants to use an 'angel' grinder not an angle grinder...hence the devil's job...heavens above...get it now?! Either way he ends up with a holy console!
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Old 26 May 2004, 19:01   #13
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Groan!
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Old 26 May 2004, 20:38   #14
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yes jw but rene wants to use an 'angel' grinder not an angle grinder...hence the devil's job...heavens above...get it now?! Either way he ends up with a holy console!
Ok. I missed it. Doh.

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Old 26 May 2004, 20:40   #15
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But the potential to really bugger things up if you're cackhanded!

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If he's cackhanded, wot's he doin' puttin' holes in the consol in the first place?

I gave benefit of doubt!
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Old 26 May 2004, 20:46   #16
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I thought it was witty RedFox

At the risk of being a sycophant (arse kisser to you regular folks) I'd have to agree with JK using a high reving edge cuttin rotatin tool can go very badly wrong if you don't use these tools regularly. So my advice to someone who was asking how to cut the material would be to use tools you are used to.

Hopefully that includes an electric drill and a jigsaw......get the GRP blades for the jigsaw follow the masking advice and use ordiary metal drill bits but at a medium speed. for a big circular hole buy, hire or borrow a bi metal hole cutter.
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I'd get an expert in!! Someone who does these things on a regular basis will have much more confidence. It can't cost much.
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Old 27 May 2004, 04:14   #18
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Damn, just edited my post

I guess I will just start posting in Danish (Not sure this will help my spelling)

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Old 27 May 2004, 04:29   #19
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Damn, just edited my post

I guess I will just start posting in Danish (Not sure this will help my spelling)

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shouldn't you be on a ferry or something?

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Old 27 May 2004, 04:38   #20
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for a big circular hole buy, hire or borrow a bi metal hole cutter.
I'm yet to find a bimetal hole cutter that is the right size for normal gauges which means cutting undersize and loads of sanding. Also big cutters are bloody expensive and want to turn slower than the typical variable handheld drill wants to go.

On a current project I used one of these adjustable hole cutter jobbies. The GRP does blunt the blade fairly quick, but since you can set exactly the right size, it's very convenient, and since there's only a single cutting edge, it's easy to sharpen again on a stone (or angel grinder)
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