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08-19-2006, 01:41 PM
i have just purchasded a toothed bar for my skid steer and need to drill 2 holes in the side of the bucket for the 3/4" bolts...my question is how to drill the holes, with what drill bit?...

08-19-2006, 03:53 PM
I would find someone who is good with a torch. Drilling the cutting edge will take a while and you will probably eat up a few bits depending how hard it is.

08-19-2006, 04:11 PM
Use a 3/4" hole saw (lenox makes good metal hole saws) and alot of cutting oil and take your time.Drill the pilot hole first with 1/4" split point bit.You can also rent magdrill a your local rental shop works like a drill press.good luck.


08-19-2006, 07:12 PM
Go to a local welding shop that has a plasma cutter. This will cut the holes so clean you will swear they were drilled and will take 20-30 seconds.

Gravel Rat
08-19-2006, 09:40 PM
You definatly will need a Mag drill to drill 3/4 holes you try drill them by hand with a 1/2 drill it will rip your arms off if the bit grabs. A plasma torch will cut the holes cleaner than a oxy/act torch.

A guy with a steady hand can burn a nice clean hole.

08-21-2006, 06:52 PM
I had to drill (12-15) 7/8" holes when adding my 'rezloh edge'

I used a magnetic base drill, and pilot hole ~3/8" with split point

took an hour + (slow RPM and adequate parafin based cutting oil)

The plasma is a good option!

08-22-2006, 10:06 PM
$20 and took 10 minutes at the local welders shop...good deal, thanks for the advice...bg

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