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I will be doing my cable management mod soon, but I only have a drill. Is there any attachment I can use to make these holes (oval and circle shaped)? I really don't want to spend money and buy a dremel. Thanks.
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What are you drilling through? Mobo Tray? And How big?
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Use a holesaw
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What are you drilling through? Mobo Tray? And How big?
Yes, through the mobo tray. Im trying to copy this model from tjharlow. The thing that has me scratching my head is the 24pin connector.
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Use a holesaw
That's why I asked how big. If he wants to drill a 1/2" hole a hole saw isn't practical. But if he wants a 2" hole a hole saw is the best way to go.
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That's why I asked how big. If he wants to drill a 1/2" hole a hole saw isn't practical. But if he wants a 2" hole a hole saw is the best way to go.
I have a 3/4 holesaw, but I doubt I can fit the 24pin through there. I need something to cut a 2.5" x 1" hole.
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I have a 3/4 holesaw, but I doubt I can fit the 24pin through there. I need something to cut a 2.5" x 1" hole.
The best thing to do then is to drill 4 overlapping holes with the bit you already have. You'll have to either file or somehow cut the sharp edges where the 4 holes overlap.( tin snips would work good if you can find them).
I'd take the board out of there first because it's going to make a lot of shavings in there. And be sure to use grommets like that picture showed also.
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Cant you turn the 24 pin sideways and poke it through the hole?
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The best thing to do then is to drill 4 overlapping holes with the bit you already have. You'll have to either file or somehow cut the sharp edges where the 4 holes overlap.( tin snips would work good if you can find them).
I'd take the board out of there first because it's going to make a lot of shavings in there. And be sure to use grommets like that picture showed also.
Yea, thats a great idea! I bought some of this u-channel. Will it do?
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That looks good, just watch your fingers cause those edges are going to be sharp.
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