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#124131 - 22nd Nov 2005 5:21pm Drilling plastic
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Yea as title, I am thinking of drilling some plastic but does anyone know of any ways to stop it chipping/cracking? Infact maybe a different method other than drilling that could make it more accurate may be the best?

I dont know
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#124132 - 22nd Nov 2005 5:25pm Re: Drilling plastic
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arnt you meant to drill it slowly?

I am sure i have drilled plastic in the past with a hand drill for very brittle plastic, but i cant remember
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#124133 - 22nd Nov 2005 6:01pm Re: Drilling plastic
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When drilling number plates (Plastic) i use masking tape to mark the spot, pilot drill first at high speed and then use the desired drill bit/size and yet again at high speed. Dont use a blunt drill bit as it will melt the plastic rather than drill the hole.

What are you drilling ??

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#124134 - 22nd Nov 2005 6:08pm Re: Drilling plastic
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Thin plastic, my idea involves a set of rear lights.

Am confident I can do that without it cracking, thanx guys smile
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#124135 - 22nd Nov 2005 6:46pm Re: Drilling plastic
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You can get a drill bit that is normal looking, and has a tiny head on it that goes in first, before the rest goes through. I use it for metal, it's amazing, and it goes into plastic really cleanly.
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#124136 - 22nd Nov 2005 6:48pm Re: Drilling plastic
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Its not called a wood-saw is it? Despite its name it can be used on plastic too, iv used them in the pasy for drilling bumpers
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#124137 - 22nd Nov 2005 7:52pm Re: Drilling plastic
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I'm not sure, imagine a drill bit, with a tiny little square point on the end. I've had it for a while, and it hasn't dulled yet either.

Or you could use one of these:
http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores...roductId=195424
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