There's not a hole in the bucket

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  1. jmcnamara

    jmcnamara Well-Known Member

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    ive got a general idea, but what's the best way to go about drilling a hole into a bucket for a spigot? using a spade bit?

    it's a 2 gallon bucket, and pretty sure the walls are a bit thinner than a 5 gallon one
     
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    If you want a true circular hole a hole saw or step bit would be the best choices.
     
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    yes I only use only a slow rpm 1/2" drill and a step bit other wise you'll get the bit caught and twist the whole out of round, also burn the bit up. I burned up at least 3 step bits before buying the right drill
     
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    +3 for the step bit you might get away with the paddel bit or hole saw but you risk oblonging the hole or it grabbing and cracking the plastic
     
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    thanks everybody.

    this is a little outside the scope of my "toolbox" (literally a cardboard box of miscellaneous hand tools), so i'll probably have to see what i can borrow to get the job done
     

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