I always seem to be running out of joints or never have the size I need (RIGHT NOW !!) being the impatient person that I am and hate waiting for orders to be delivered, does anyone know if there is a tool available that you can use to make your own joints?
I sometimes make my own mini joints using a standard hole punch so I'd like to imagine there is such a tool out there that could punch out all sorts of sizes and pierce a whole in the centre too ??
I use a bench press drill that we got at a garage sale. I bought a kit at Home Depot that has different sized hole cutters, but it isn't that easy to use. So I finally antied up enough to but hole cutters in the sizes I need. The hole saws (cutters) also have a place to put a regular drill bit in the center so that hole is cut at the same time as your disc. I buy the laminated board in Home Depot as well and can cut as many as I need at the time, or enough to fill up my disc bins all at once
Thanks for the topic!
When I used to make my own bird breeding/Nesting boxess, I always needed to cut holes in the fronts. After alot of testing I found a piece called a Hole saw you attach to your drill.
Ah but the testing didn't stop there. I purchased a cheap-ish set from my local hardware store. They came in sizes from 1"-4" I believe. The first time I drilled with it, it made my hole stagered size. I noticed when I was pushing down on my drill, that the metal teeth where spreading and so making the entrace hole a simple 2" diameter but then on the inside it was more like 2 1/4" diameter.
Make sure you get a really sturdy one. Not thin metal but one that wont bend inwards or outwards if you put pressure on it.
I did a quick search and you can get them with drill pieces attached in the center. I'm attaching an image.