Re: Drilling Acrylic

RGemmill at aol_com asked:

>I'v just purchased a wet/dry filter for my new plant tank.  The sump is made
>of acrylic and I need to drill a hole in the side for a bulk head fitting.
> As this is an expensive piece of plastic and I don't want to screw it up,
>I'm looking for recommendations on how to drill the hole.  The filter is an
>Amiracle 150.

Allways use a cutting fluid, water works very well, when you drill acrylic.
Otherwise your drill will heat up and melt the acrylic and you'll get an
oversize hole. Also use a smaller diameter drill bit to pilot drill the
hole. A pilot hole will reduce the tendancy of your bit to wander.


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