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Old 05 March 2005, 07:14   #1
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How do I drill a hole in my console?

Q How do I drill a hole in my console?

A Carefully! Make sure that you know where you want the hole to be, and check there is nothing behind it that will be harmed.

For small holes, a regular drill bit is fine. A piece of tape over the area you want to cut will help stop the drill slipping. Let the drill do the work, don't try to force it through by pushing hard.

For larger holes, there are a variety of options. Hole saws tend not to be particularly successful, although they will do the job. A jigsaw with a blade designed for GRP works well, as will a Dremel multitool for small fiddly jobs.

If you are confident and not cack handed then a router or angle grinder mught be the best bet.

On the other hand if you are hopeless at DIY then it might be best to enlist the help of someone a bit more handy. If you make the hole in the wrong place, or the wrong size, or the wrong shape, or slip and push the angle grinder right across the face of your console you could really mess things up!

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