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Unread 08-30-2007, 06:54 PM   #1
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I have some 4" round LED's and I am not sure what size hole saw to use. Does anyone know what size I need to use? Thanks in advance Chris

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Unread 08-30-2007, 07:06 PM   #2
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anybody? I need to know tonite doing the conversion tomorrow
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Unread 08-30-2007, 07:16 PM   #3
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If they've got the grommet, then you need a 4 1/2 inch hole. I used a jigsaw for mine.
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Unread 08-30-2007, 07:17 PM   #4
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Give it some time man, you waited 12 minutes before posting again. Check it in the morning and I'm sure you will get a response.

Other than that I can't really say I have anything to add to your thread besides maybe checking the packaging of the led. They might have a table of sizes that would match the size of the light. Different manufacturers of lights = different size holes possibly.

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Unread 08-30-2007, 07:43 PM   #5
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If they've got the grommet, then you need a 4 1/2 inch hole. I used a jigsaw for mine.
I used a jig saw also on mine. When you check the price of a 4 1/2" hole saw, you will too!

Mask off the body first so you don't scratch up the paint with the jig saw base plate. Make sure you don't cut too high or you will end up in the rear cargo area.
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Unread 08-30-2007, 08:40 PM   #6
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ditto the jig saw
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Unread 08-30-2007, 08:52 PM   #7
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I used a jig saw also on mine. When you check the price of a 4 1/2" hole saw, you will too!

Zactly............
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Unread 08-30-2007, 08:57 PM   #8
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I made a templae out of thick construction papre and used a drem with a cut off wheel
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Unread 12-01-2007, 08:55 PM   #9
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Did the jig saw tear up the sheet metal at all on the good side?
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Unread 12-01-2007, 09:06 PM   #10
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if you want to use a jig saw, put down some painters tape and take your time. if you use a hole saw, look at the back of the box and it will tell you what size hole you will need.
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Unread 12-01-2007, 10:11 PM   #11
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Did the jig saw tear up the sheet metal at all on the good side?
No, didn't hurt it. As mentioned use some tape around the area you're cutting. I would've used a RotoZip tool thing if I had one.
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Unread 12-02-2007, 11:33 AM   #12
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I feel your pain...had the same question when I mounted my flush LEDs...had to actually measure my rubber gasket... what a mind bending experience... I agonized for weeks!! LOL
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Unread 12-02-2007, 05:14 PM   #13
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I have one of those drill bit cutters for my dremmel im just not sure how that would work on sheet metal.
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Unread 12-02-2007, 07:16 PM   #14
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a hole saw is what i used- if you've already got one it's the best route- not worth buying though
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