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Square holes in project box

 
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lusorg
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Joined: 07 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:17 am    Post subject: Square holes in project box Reply with quote

Hi all,

Anyone have a good solution to do square hole in Project boxes, to put rockers switches, push puttons etc...

I have buy a nibbler tool but some project box have a thickness bigger that the capacity of the tool (usually 1/16").

With a hot blade the plastic melt the hole is not uniform.

I'm waiting now spiral cutting from dremel to try .. is my last hope......


Any one have a solution ?

Thanks a lot.

Carlos
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Turd
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Location: Saskatchewan, Canada

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a dremel first then clean up the hole with a small file Very Happy
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Alan
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:07 pm    Post subject: Square Drill Bit Reply with quote

Last time I needed a square hole I had someone with a CNC machine make them. Have a look at this though! http://toolmonger.com/2006/11/30/tool-tech-square-drill-bits/

I have not used one of these square drill bits (or even seen them in the store) but that would be very cool. I just can't imagine drilling a hole with the drill press and have it come out square. Shocked
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JingleJoe
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turd wrote:
I use a dremel first then clean up the hole with a small file Very Happy

Thats what I was going to say or do what I did with my latest project that needed holes with corners;
Drill out most of the area then file it into shape Smile
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electron
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A company here made hole cutters for the old tube holders. They also made a set for square holes. Came in 3 parts, one part on top, one part underneath and a hex key. worked on the principal of squeeze and cut. Should work on plastic if not to brittle.
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