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Pro Wing installation

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by LIBERTYLANDSCAP, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. LIBERTYLANDSCAP

    LIBERTYLANDSCAP Member
    Messages: 30

    I'm putting pro wings on my Western 7.5 steel blade. Those of you that have done it-Whats the best way to cut the 11/8" hole for the pin to fit through. I don't have a torch handy to blow through it......

    Thanks
     
  2. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    hole saw on a drill
     
  3. LIBERTYLANDSCAP

    LIBERTYLANDSCAP Member
    Messages: 30

    A regular wood hole saw?
     
  4. yardsmith

    yardsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    nope- you need a HSS (high speed steel) bit. Be sure & use LOTS of cutting oil or you'll dull the piss out of the blade teeth. I tried using a bigger drill bit & got no where- for me I use my handy cutting torch.
     
  5. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    A Bi-metal hole saw works just fine, little bit of oil and dont force it.
     
  6. LIBERTYLANDSCAP

    LIBERTYLANDSCAP Member
    Messages: 30

    Where would I be able to purchase one of those?
     
  7. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Hardware store.
     
  8. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    Use a Step Bit, looks like a cone, it won't catch and twist the drill like a regular bit will. If you use a torch, when you remove the wings the hole will look awful, and the heat burns the surrounding paint.
     
  9. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    X2................ Definitely the way to go. Here's kind of a step-by-step I did last year. http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=53191