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Drilling chrome


Post by craig60pan » Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:46 pm

I need to drill a 1/4 inch hole in a chrome triple tree.
I plan to use a carbide bit and sandwich the part between two pieces of wood or metal to limit the damage. Any suggetsions or comments?

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Post by Cotten » Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:15 am

Try using a mounted stone to grind away an area just slightly bigger than the hole will be, then switch to a drill.

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