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How to punch a nickle size hole in plastic about the thickness of a credit card? Answered

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ewilhelm (author)2009-02-27

When you are entering your question, there is a big "Details" box for you to give additional details. I bet you'd get better answers if you included more information.

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cerberustugowar (author)2009-02-26

I'd go with a pilot hole and then a spade bit, or i don't know if they have hole saws that small, but those would be good too., nice and clean, no cracking.

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jtobako (author)2009-02-26

Leather punch or piece of pipe with a sharpened edge.

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11010010110 (author)2009-02-26

punch is best if you dont have one then make a roughly round hole of smaller size use a ball or cone ginding drill bit to enlarge the hole to the wanted size

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shantinath1000 (author)2009-02-26

A spade bit for a drill would dothe job - I would put a piece of scrap wood behind it as a support while drilling.

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kelseymh (author)2009-02-26

I suspect that a sheet-metal hand punch is going to be the easiest thing for you to use. They come with a set of differently sized punch tips so you can make whatever size hole you need (up to a point).

Here's an example: http://findingking.net/15Pc-Hand-Punch-Set-Sheet-Metal/M/B000RB35HM.htm

A Google or Amazon search for "sheet metal hand punch" will get you plenty of choices.

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