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Old 09-10-2012, 01:59 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default How To Cut A Rectangular Hole?

Hey guys so the modding has begun on my Z and I'm going to need
to open up a rectangular hole for a rocker switch for some custom interior lighting. The kit comes with a rectangular rocker switch so I'm kind of stuck, how do you open a hole in shape of a square/rectangle? I'm pretty sure you can't do it with a standard drill so what tools do I need? Any advice will be appreciated, thanks!
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Default Re: How To Cut A Rectangular Hole?

Actually a drill would work to start you off.

I think a dremel would be best.

I would tape off the lines you want to cut so you can make sure it's straight. Then either drill a hole for each corner then change bits and connect the dots.
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Default Re: How To Cut A Rectangular Hole?

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Actually a drill would work to start you off.

I think a dremel would be best.

I would tape off the lines you want to cut so you can make sure it's straight. Then either drill a hole for each corner then change bits and connect the dots.
Hmm
I thought so, do you think a dremel would be easy to get precise cuts?
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I would say the dremel would probably be the easiest to get a precise cut especially of you have a steady hand.
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Default Re: How To Cut A Rectangular Hole?

Originally Posted by Nismo4Life07 View Post
I would say the dremel would probably be the easiest to get a precise cut especially of you have a steady hand.
Okay awesome! Thanks a lot
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Default Re: How To Cut A Rectangular Hole?

Originally Posted by kaygmaxima View Post
Okay awesome! Thanks a lot

here's an easier one, go out to the zone and get a round switch, see simple

no one says you have to use the switch that came with the kit, usually those stitchs look fugly. You can go get one of those nice NOS switches, you know the one that has a cover that flips up and you then flip the switch.
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Default Re: How To Cut A Rectangular Hole?

I use tape and drill the four corners and connect the dots with the dremel as well. If it calls for square corners use files after getting the right shape for the sides of the hole. Just file slowly.
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Default Re: How To Cut A Rectangular Hole?

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here's an easier one, go out to the zone and get a round switch, see simple

no one says you have to use the switch that came with the kit, usually those stitchs look fugly. You can go get one of those nice NOS switches, you know the one that has a cover that flips up and you then flip the switch.
I planned on doing that but the switch has a harness on it that connects to the light tubes, so that's a no go
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I use tape and drill the four corners and connect the dots with the dremel as well. If it calls for square corners use files after getting the right shape for the sides of the hole. Just file slowly.
This.

Get the rough shape and file away to fine tune it from there.
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Default Re: How To Cut A Rectangular Hole?

What price should I be looking at?

I want something not too extreme but not cheap either, something that will work for projects like these
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Default Re: How To Cut A Rectangular Hole?

do you mean dremels? just go to home depot and look at all the dremels there. then you can see which ones would suit your project best.
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