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What's the best drill bit for plastic?

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Homervanderjazz, 27 Sep 2017.

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    The plastic in question is a licence plate- now this is likely the only plastic I will ever be drilling so ideally I don't want to buy new drill bits..

    I currently have metal, wood and masonry bits. Which of these would be best? Thanks for any advice
     
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    Use a normal HSS drill bit for steel. When drilling number plates, it's usually best to drill from the back, but clamp it down onto some timber first!
    Use a small bit, then work up to the size you need.....practice on the old plate if you have it.
    John :)
     
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    Thanks mate
     
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    No worries.....number plates are acrylic and drills can tend to snatch, so 'gan canny'!
    John :)
     
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