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Old 09-21-2015, 08:27 AM
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I googled but no help- trying to let water drain out of a scrap tire used as a dock bumper.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:32 AM
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Just grab a bit and try it.
If you do not like the performance, try the other one.

All my typical drill bits are, "multi-purpose".
Note, this is barring paddle bits, auger bits, hole saws etc...

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Use a step drill bit.
Same shape as a Christmas tree.
Keep going until you get the size hole you want.
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Small hole saw.
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I would think any old and used bit would be fine for this. I wouldn't waste new drill bits for something like this.
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Originally Posted by s219 View Post
Small hole saw.
This, you're wasting your time with a regular bit.
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Wood flute in the sidewall.

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12 gauge.
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A regular drill bit will go through,but the hole it leaves will be significantly smaller than the drill bit. It will hit metal cording while going through.
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:29 AM
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I drill holes in the neighbors tires all the time. Use the largest bit you have and ream the hole out.
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I drilled a boatload of 1" holes in a large tractor tire using a standard hole saw.
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I've drilled many using a step bit.
It looks like a cone. Or someone else said xmas tree.
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Originally Posted by The Revenge View Post
I've drilled many using a step bit.
It looks like a cone. Or someone else said xmas tree.
No he didn't . He said Christmas tree. Not even the Holiday season yet so let's not get off track yet.
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Originally Posted by Kemper View Post
No he didn't . He said Christmas tree. Not even the Holiday season yet so let's not get off track yet.
Sorry. Buy the bit that looks like a Christmas tree.
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Originally Posted by The Revenge View Post
Sorry. Buy the bit that looks like a Christmas tree.
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Originally Posted by friogatto View Post
Use a step drill bit.
Same shape as a Christmas tree.
Keep going until you get the size hole you want.
Didn't you know its now called a Holiday Tree.
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Use a handheld propane torch heat up a pointed metal rod...burn a hole through...
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Originally Posted by Kemper View Post
No he didn't . He said Christmas tree. Not even the Holiday season yet so let's not get off track yet.
high five to that Bro!!
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Small hole saw.
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