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Old 01/10/2008, 09:33 PM   #1
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Borrow an acrylic hole saw?

Does anyone have an acrylic hole saw that I could borrow for one cut? A hole saw 1-1/2" or slightly larger would be perfect. No rush - next week or weekend would be great.

I'm in the city (north side) but will be out in Downers Grove and possibly Palatine at least one day next week.

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Old 01/10/2008, 09:50 PM   #2
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Home depot sells some standard hole saws for pretty cheap, I've cut there my overflow and plexyglass with no problems.


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Old 01/10/2008, 09:55 PM   #3
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You can just use a regular wood hole saw, they work just fine. Probably about $6 at any hardware store.


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Old 01/11/2008, 06:11 AM   #4
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Thanks - I thought I had read that but wasn't positive and didn't want to take a chance at cracking the tank.


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Old 01/11/2008, 06:47 AM   #5
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I have one you can use . I don't know if its meant for acrylic but i used it to drill the holes on the plates i used to cover my overflows. I bought it a local hardware store for i think $6.


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Old 01/11/2008, 08:22 AM   #6
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Thanks Nick. For $6 I'll probably just buy one myself. The acrylic-specific hole saws go for a lot more; I couldn't see spending >$25 for one hole!


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Old 01/11/2008, 10:13 AM   #7
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Thanks Nick. For $6 I'll probably just buy one myself. The acrylic-specific hole saws go for a lot more; I couldn't see spending >$25 for one hole!
Just be sure to keep the area wet with a spray bottle as you're drilling. You don't want to overheat it and start melting acrylic.


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Old 01/11/2008, 01:49 PM   #8
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Good advice - thanks Mike!


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Old 01/11/2008, 02:17 PM   #9
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Just be sure to keep the area wet with a spray bottle as you're drilling. You don't want to overheat it and start melting acrylic.
Now you tell me, I had to cut it 4 times to get through through the melting acrylic I had already cut. I used a wood bit also work well. I put clear packing tape over area to be cut to help with melting acrylic.


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