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GeneNJ posted 06-05-2003 06:09 PM ET (US)   Profile for GeneNJ   Send Email to GeneNJ  
Need to make a 1-1/8" hole in the console of my 13' 2002 Sport. The material seems to be a solid plastic material, based on the small hole where the light switch is mounted.
Any suggestions on what type saw/drill to use? I don't want to mess up the job by using the wrong bit.
lhg posted 06-05-2003 06:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Always use a hole saw setup in your drill.
Jarhead posted 06-05-2003 07:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
If I might add..

Covering the area with masking tape where the teeth of the hole saw comes in contact with the surface of the concole will help to minimize chipping.

Jimm posted 06-05-2003 09:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jimm    
In addition to the above - if possible drill from the top about 3/4 through and then finish from below. That way the bottom will not splinter.
jaccoserv posted 06-05-2003 09:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
I'm willing to bet that you're adding a cig. adapter... am I right?
dfmcintyre posted 06-06-2003 09:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
Depending on if there is interior wood you've got to drill through, also do the following:

Once the hole is drilled, mix up some fast set epoxy and coat the exposed wood. Minimizes the chance of rot.


GeneNJ posted 06-06-2003 04:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for GeneNJ  Send Email to GeneNJ     
Brought the saw this AM, taped the work area,and drilled through the front of the console. No room to get inside to drill from each side, but it came out real nice, as there is no wood involved. Yes, I mounted a cigarette lighter socket to power a handheld GPS and spotlight.

Thanks to all for your help.

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