April 20, 2019
This process may look tedious, but to drill a hole in your stainless steel countertop is rather simple if you have the right tools.
The key is to use 135 degree split point High Speed Drills - they can be purchased at most hardware stores, Home Depot, Lowes, etc. Just verify that they are 135 degree split point. Cobalt or special coatings are not necessary, but always use oil to keep the bit cool, otherwise it will burn up (melt down). Place a few drops on the area and/or drill bit as you work your way through the process, adding drops occasionally to keep the area cool.
CAUTION: Always use safety glasses or goggles to protect your eyes
Note: If you have a wood backer already installed, it will not affect the drill bits.
The entire process will take about 10 minutes or so per hole if you have good sharp bits.
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