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September 28 2011 at 8:56 AM
Rob Ervin  (Login robervin)
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Response to How do you make a 9/32" hole in .02" plastic sheet?


I think everyone missed your point. That's a big hole to drill in thin plastic sheet. From my experience there are no pin vises that will accept a 9/32nd drill bit. Also anything more than 1/8th inch will catch in the sheet and tear it.

I have two suggestions.

1. Find a circle template with the hole size you need. Put a fresh sharp sewing needle in your pin vise and scribe the hole through the sheet very slowly. Lightly sand the opening and the faces of the sheet once the hole is opened.

2. Sandwich the sheet between two thicker pieces of material, thick sheet plastic, or 3/4 inch pine will work. Clamp it firmly and drill through slowly. The two sheets on each side will support the thin sheet and prevent it from tearing. This may take a couple of tries. Also it is rather difficult to accurately position your hole, unless you can cut the sheet to size after the hole is drilled.

Hope this helps.

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