Drilling laminate?

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by RobF, May 20, 2009.

  1. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    Anyone got any good tips?

    Need to drill a two 3-4mm holes through thin (7mm) laminate with countersink.

    I'm a DIY biff, so imagine me drilling it on my knee in the living room with an 800w drill and having to warn me about not drilling into my leg, and you'll have about the right level of advice i'm looking for... :eek:

    Do I drill sink first, what bit do i use (special one for wood sinks?) do i do hole first... fast speed or slow? Masking tape to stop slip... anything like that... pile it on.

    ta
     
  2. loopyloo

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    get some-one else to do it :D
     
  3. sultano

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    if possible clamp it between two bit of waste laminate/wood/whatever so that the drill does not damage the laminate as it breaks through .

    cheers
    alan
     
  4. steve RS

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    Practise on someone else's stock ! :)

    Have you a scrap bit of wood ?

    Drill your 3/4mm hole first, a good tip is measure on the drill bit the depth you want to go to and wrap some tape around just above.....

    Then you can countersink the hole, make sure all bits are sharp !

    Steve

    Edited to say:

    The tip above (clamping between two scrap bits) is a top tip !
     
  5. RobF

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    Loopy, i'm a chap, and as such i'm duty bound to cock this up myself before attempting to find someone else after a long sulk. However, doing it to someone elses stock is a good idea :D

    Ta for the tips.

    Looks like i've avoided needing to do it now.
     
  6. Willbe

    Willbe I Like BIG Hats!

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    How many times have I done this on cars, bikes, white goods, thankfully not air rifles YET!!! :eek:

    Lets say been here a few times! :D

    Will
     

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