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 Post subject: Drilling acrylic
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:37 pm 
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Normally I use a blunt HSS metal drill bit for drilling acrylic, but today I could not be bothered getting them out of the van and so I tried the Bosch Multi-construction bits and they worked perfectly. You have to be careful when exiting the hole with a metal bit as you can easily chip the acrylic, but the Multi-construction bits went through no problems at all!

I'll certainly use them next time I need to drill any acrylic :thumbright:

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 Post subject: Re: Drilling acrylic
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I always thought it was 'proper' to drill from both sides to avoid chipping acrylic :dunno:

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 Post subject: Re: Drilling acrylic
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No, you don't have to.

You can normally go straight through from one side as long as you are not forcing the drill.

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