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Most people think that plastic drill bits are made of plastic, given their name. However, as you might quickly learn, plastic drill bits are designed to cut through plastic and acrylic materials. These drill bits are best used to bore a smooth hole in a variety of plastics. If you tried to use standard drill bits to cut through plastic, you could wind up with material with jagged edges and even cracks in the plastic. If you are using plastic drill bits for the first time it is important to make sure that when you are drilling a hole to attach another screw that you make the hole slightly larger than the screw that will be placed to allow for any contractions in the plastic.

You can use plastic drill bits in a standard drill, but using other drill bits to drill through the plastic will not yield the best results. To get the best finished product, you should make sure to use plastic drill bits. This is mainly because plastic drill bits have the slow even pressure needed to achieve the smoothest desired result. If you do need to use a hand drill, be sure to ask which plastic drill bits are best to use with this type of drill. There are many options of plastic drill bits that you can choose from, so it is important to know which are better for certain jobs.

The more you know about drill bits, the easier it will be to work with any type of bit for any project. Some experienced handy folk have found that regular wood drill bits can be used for this application, but require modification to the existing drill bit. Small flats must be ground on each side of the edges that will cut into the plastic. The speed of the drill must be reduced to supply gentle, continuous pressure to the plastic material.


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