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cutting a hole in a bumper

I want to cut a 1-3/4 hole in a bumper? I need a hole saw. whats bi-metal mean? what tool do i need to get to do this with? It needs to be a clean cut(pretty much)

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Bi-metal means there are two metals in the hole-saw bit. Usually the teeth are something harder then steel such as carbide, diamond, etc. I personally would just use a cordless drill. I also would put down some tape where you are going to drill so the shavings don't scratch your bumper.
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Mind if I ask what you are cutting the hole for?


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going to install my trailer tow plug thru it, just cause i want to
I am going to use my cordless drill, but you think a hole saw will do it?

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Got it. A hole saw with fresh teeth yes.


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i just bought an 08 bumper for my 01. same color. But theres a dent in it. In a great spot for the trailer tow plug. The 08 bumper does not use the same mounting bracket as my 01. i willkill 2 birds with one stone.

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You can rent a quality hole saw from most rental places. I borrowed mine from a local body shop when I did the Marinco Mod.

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