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Enlarging a Hole made by a Hole Saw

I drilled several holes in my desk to put some grommets using a 7/8" hole saw bit. Unfortunately, I realized afterwards that the hole was supposed to be 1" to fit my grommets. Then, despite knowing ...
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Cutting a circle out of a sleeper to a certain depth

I have been looking about online but cannot find anything that actually covers what I need to achieve, my mission is to cut a hole in a sleeper, for solar lights. The sleeper is deeper than the hole ...
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How do I create a hole with a hole saw that is deeper than the tool?

I'm specifically trying to drill hole saw holes of 2.5" in a 4"x4". How do I create a hole with a hole saw that is deeper than the tool? (The saw itself) Are there alternatives to hole saws for ...
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How do I ensure my drill is perfectly vertical before cutting a hole in my desk?

I want to cut a hole in my desk (3/4" furniture grade plywood with an oak veneer) to run cables through. I'll be using a hole saw and my cordless drill. Since this is going to be very visible, I want ...
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How can I calculate the value for a corner radius?

I'm not asking how to solve what a corner radius is on a piece, rather how to calculate what corner radius I should use on a piece. I need to make a (negative) template to follow with my router. In ...
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How to keep a hole saw together?

A few times I have purchased hole saw kits, there is one center piece and bunch of different sized saws every time I have tried to use one them by the second or third hole they are coming apart... It ...