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post #1 of 27 Old 07-20-2019, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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How do you put the hole in the dash for a charger?

I bought a charger from ebay with a built in volt meter.

How do you put the hole in the dash for the charger? Is there a special drill bit?
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post #2 of 27 Old 07-20-2019, 04:43 PM
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Hole saw w/ a pilot drill.
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They are called "Hole Saws". Used with an electric drill.
Take the plug with you when you go to the store for checking the size. Drill slowly.
Maybe practice on a plastic wastebasket or similar.
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Depending on size a STEP BIT may also work.
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You could also do one of these shelves...room for a couple of accessories.

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I often use Forstner bits when I'm drilling holes in plastic. They make a very sharp, clean hole when the bits are new. If you're making a through hole, the Forstner bits work best if you're able to support the piece you're drilling through with something like a piece of scrap wood under it (but they'll work without it). Make sure you go slow, or the plastic will start to melt and you'll cut a ragged messy hole.
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They are called "Hole Saws". Used with an electric drill.
Take the plug with you when you go to the store for checking the size. Drill slowly.
Maybe practice on a plastic wastebasket or similar.
Holes saws on thin plastic I run in reverse once the pilot is thru.
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Step drill is by far the best

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Seriously though, I'd just use a holesaw and take my time.
Just remember, you can't UN-drill the hole. Be certain it's in the right place.
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