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Old 25 September 2007, 07:46   #1
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Cutting a 135mm hole?? Help!

Does anyone have a hole saw I could borrow? I need to cut two 135mm holes in the console to fit speakers.

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Old 25 September 2007, 08:23   #2
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Old 25 September 2007, 10:32   #3
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Does anyone have a hole saw I could borrow? I need to cut two 135mm holes in the console to fit speakers.

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Its faily straight forward with a dremmel type tool..
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Old 25 September 2007, 10:34   #4
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Use a Jigsaw for a whole that size it would be just as good.

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These work well for hole cutting.

Bit like a router, but cheap. should get one at loacl DIY store for about 15.
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A 5" hole saw would be a) pricey, and b) unwieldly.

Use a jigsaw to cut the size hole you want, plus the diameter of a Dremel arbor, in a piece of plywood. Tape the plywood firmly in place, and use a Dremel tool to cut the hole.

Alternatively, a jigsaw and a 1/4" drill (to start the jigsaw cut) will do, but go slow and try and be accurate.

Sand/file any rough edges (they'll be hidden by the speakers anyway), seal the edges with epoxy, and you're done.

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A jigsaw is fine if you can get it in the space, you'll be surprised what space restrictions you get when cutting holes.

What's your access like Tony?
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Excellent! Another hole cutting thread. Anyone doing a console change?
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A 5" hole saw would be a) pricey, and b) unwieldly

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I could not agree more!

135mm equals something just over 5.3 inches. Just to pull such a large hole saw will require a 1/2" or better drill motor and would dislocate your elbow if it hangs up and your access would need to be as good as if you used a jig saw. The template and use of a small router is best if access is limited, if not break out the old jig saw and clean up the edges with a rasp or file.
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I could not agree more!

.......your access would need to be as good as if you used a jig saw. The template and use of a small router is best if access is limited, .....
I could not disagree more!
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