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December 31st, 2017, 10:13 pm
#1
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: July 10th, 2017, 3:58 pm
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I ordered a stainless (old style) probe port to install on the right side of my YS640. The instructions say I need a 27/32” drill bit. I have lots of bits, but not a 27/32. None of my friends have a 27/32” bit. Neither Lowe’s or Home Depot have a 27/32 bit in stock. Even the step bits they have do not have a 27/32 step. If anyone here has installed this port, where did you get the 27/32” bit? And I hope it doesn’t cost more than the probe port. Thanks.

December 31st, 2017, 10:24 pm
#2
* Kingman ** Kingman *
  • Joined: September 3rd, 2014, 11:04 pm
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Use one a bit larger or smaller. There is wiggle room, look at how the probe port is designed. You could always drill a bit small and grind it larger.

January 1st, 2018, 12:04 am
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Go to 7/8" with a step bit.

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January 4th, 2018, 11:22 am
#4
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: July 10th, 2017, 3:58 pm
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Thanks. I'll try that this weekend.

January 6th, 2018, 6:30 pm
#5
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: July 10th, 2017, 3:58 pm
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I ordered a 27/32" bit on Amazon for less than $12. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FX ... UTF8&psc=1
Worked great. Fast and no cutting oil. Probe port fiit perfectly.

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