I have a drill that has a bunch of bits, the largest of which is 1/4 inch. I need to make a hole through a desk (Looks like very thin oak veneer over particle board) that should be about 1/2 inch diameter. I’m making it to mount a monitor arm, if that matters. And the hole can be as large as 2" in diameter.
Can I buy a drill bit that makes a half in hole that will fit into the chuck of my existing cheapo drill? Will trying to use it burn out the drill?
Alternatively, would it be possible to buy a tiny hole saw rather than a giant drill bit? Might that work with my existing drill?
I expect to make one hole like this ever in my life, and I’d just as soon not buy a new expensive drill for the experience. I’d also prefer not to try to find a handyman to drill a single hole. It’s hard to hire contractors, and it’s hard to imagine a smaller and less interesting job than "drill a hole in this piece of particle-board.