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Hey, /diy/, I've got a question.

For an electronics project I'm using an ABS plastic enclosure. I've got a nice handheld drilling machine, but no saw.
I need to make some holes in this material, I can do small circular holes with that drill.

But what for kind of drill bits do I need? Are wood drills fine? And for square holes, I was thinking of making four circular holes but I need a saw to do the rest. What kind do i need?
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>>935888
Wood bits will be fine on abs.

For a square hole I would either use a file and file the corners of the drill hole square, or get image related.
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>>935894
The square holes are quite bigger than what most drill bits can do so I was thinking about a small saw like a fretsaw, but I think those saws are too thin and breakable to get through plastics.

I will look for those kinds of saws at the hardware store tomorrow.
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>>935888
>Drill at corners of the square
>connect the dots with a saw?

Unless I'm misunderstanding your predicament.
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>>935898
Coping saw will a fine tooth blade will work just fine. Just be a Puerto Rican and buy a cheap plastic one and some blades and return the saw and blades to the store when your done...
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>>935888
if you don't care how your box or fingers look at the end then you can just use a stanley knife or whatever you call it in your country.

if you want it neat lay it out on a computer then print it onto a sticker and stick it on. make sure you have solvent that agrees with your box to get it off again.
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>>935888
Trips WITNESSED

Do you have a Dremel, OP?
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>>935888
Remember to do all the drilling really slow, if you don't the plastic will melt and make the holes look bad. As of the square holes, you can use a sheet metal neebler (pic related), I use it all the time for cutting plastic and metal and it works really great.
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>>935994
sheet metal nibbler, sorry
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>>935888
If you don't care what it does to it, you can just melt the holes out with a cheap soldering iron.

This can scale to small batches if you make a template out of sheet metal.
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>>935994
why the fuck do tin snips and aviation scissors still exist
this thing looks sexy as hell
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>>936006
For cutting shipping straps.
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>>935970
Nah, if I would I probably wouldn't ask this question hehe.

>>935902
Yes
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>>936007
what do you mean like metal ones?
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>>936028
Yeah.
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>>936031
oh. never seen metal ones before. just plastic.
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