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    Default Best way to drill holes in a kritter keeper?

    Thinking about adding some additional air flow to my homemade KK rack. KK's are made of hard plastic. Best way to drill?

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    Drilling might crack the plastic. I'd try a soldering iron first.

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    A soldering iron, or possibly a dremel with some sort of tip suitable for making a hole.


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    I agree.
    Melting is much better than drilling.
    Not only will it not crack the plastic but it won't leave any sharp edges.
    Soldering irons can be bought at walmart for like, $10.
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    You can probably drill through it using a small drill bit ...but do it VERY slowly and minimal pressure. The keys are high RPM, minimal pressure, and make sure the surface is secured with clamps and stuff so there is 0% shifting while drilling. If there is any flexing at all, you will break it.

    If you want to do it with higher chance of success go pick up a plexi glass drill bit.

    Solder iron would work easily, but the fumes are toxic.

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    Put duct tape on either side, start with a small bit, and work your way up.


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    soldering irons are much safer

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