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InvisibleFreedomFight
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Cutting holes in Rubbermaid
    #4397010 - 07/12/05 08:04 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

How do you guys cut holes in the thick rubbermaids?  The clear plastic kind.  The normal cheap plastic containers are easy with exactoknife/razor blades/scissors but I already cracked a container for myglovebox using these tools :frown:.  Plus it is taking me FOREVER.  I don't have any power tools :frown:


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Re: Cutting holes in Rubbermaid [Re: FreedomFight]
    #4397050 - 07/12/05 08:12 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Heat up a metal rod over the stove..


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Re: Cutting holes in Rubbermaid [Re: FreedomFight]
    #4397113 - 07/12/05 08:26 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Use a blow dryer to soften the plastic first. Shattering plastic is no fun, better to do it right.


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Re: Cutting holes in Rubbermaid [Re: FreedomFight]
    #4397115 - 07/12/05 08:26 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

the easy way...




or you can score the plastic 3 or 4 times, it's best to make a template for doing
it and simply tape it to the box, after you score it on the outside it should be
easy to knock out with a sharp blow from the handle of a screwdriver, most people
break them because they are trying to cut all the way through all at once.


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Re: Cutting holes in Rubbermaid [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #4397120 - 07/12/05 08:27 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)



LOL, sure is.


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Re: Cutting holes in Rubbermaid [Re: FreedomFight]
    #4397227 - 07/12/05 08:58 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Dremel with hole cutter attachment. I can cut any hole up to 12",



ultra easy.

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Re: Cutting holes in Rubbermaid [Re: HippieChick]
    #4397252 - 07/12/05 09:03 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

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HippieChick said:
Dremel with hole cutter attachment.





another wise choice, I have one for my router that goes to 72", a little pointless for a rubbermade... I hadda upgrade my dremel because I'm too hard on them....




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Re: Cutting holes in Rubbermaid [Re: HippieChick]
    #4397255 - 07/12/05 09:03 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I wonder why I haven't thought of using my Dremel.. I gotta give it to ya HC!


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Re: Cutting holes in Rubbermaid [Re: Kalix]
    #4397378 - 07/12/05 09:40 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I replaced a soldering iron bit with an allen wrench piece. used it like a saw... melted right through it.


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Re: Cutting holes in Rubbermaid [Re: murk]
    #4397397 - 07/12/05 09:44 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

heat up a butter knife on the stove... When its pipping hot, place on the bin & give about 5 turns


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Re: Cutting holes in Rubbermaid [Re: LowriderGuy]
    #4397474 - 07/12/05 10:01 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks for all the great ideas. I ended up using a regular ole soldering iron and it took a long time but luckily I have TV. Dremel sounds like an excellent idea for next time.


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Re: Cutting holes in Rubbermaid [Re: FreedomFight]
    #4397487 - 07/12/05 10:07 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

i fear that hippie chick is more of a man than me


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Re: Cutting holes in Rubbermaid [Re: mickeymicmic]
    #4397686 - 07/12/05 11:08 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I just use a jigsaw, as long as u have the plastic resting on something so its not jumpin up and down its pretty hard to make it shatter. I drill a lil hole first with a standard drill to get the blade in and then away u go.


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