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What is the Best Tool to Use to Cut a Hole for a Vent in an Enclosed Trailer

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I may be a little in over my head here but Im trying to install these myself on a cargo pro enclosed trailer. What is the best way to cut the exterior skin? I used a Dremel for the first cut but it was a bit of a pain and in afraid to destroy the exterior surface. Thank you!

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I was going to recommend a rotary tool but if you are having a hard time with it then maybe you will need to use a different attachment. There are different cutting bits and a sabrecut bit would allow you to not only drill a hole but cut laterally as well.

The rough width of the hole will need to be 5-1/2 inches wide. If you use a hole saw like # 58381 it will provide a 3-1/2 inch diameter and you can get a pretty good start that way and then make it pretty with the rotary tool. The length of the opening will need to be 11-1/8 inches long.

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