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Drilling hole in Console
|Author||Topic: Drilling hole in Console|
posted 06-05-2003 06:09 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-05-2003 06:43 PM ET (US)
Always use a hole saw setup in your drill.
posted 06-05-2003 07:57 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-05-2003 09:22 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-05-2003 09:45 PM ET (US)
I'm willing to bet that you're adding a cig. adapter... am I right?
posted 06-06-2003 09:44 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-06-2003 04:53 PM ET (US)
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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