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icecycle66

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Square hole
« on: May 19, 2012, 01:31:28 PM »
Is there a trick to cutting square holes?

Like, is there  square cutting tool out there that I'd be willing to pay hudreds of dollars for. Or is it just practice?

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Re: Square hole
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 01:40:07 PM »
You can get drills that drill square holes I think unless I made that up...

I've used a dremel cutting wheel before with a file with acceptable but not great results... I think alot of people just drills the holes and file them to size and shape.
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Re: Square hole
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 02:35:40 PM »
Yeah they make something called a mortising bit. I've used them on wood but never aluminum. You could find a place with a punch or buy a punch and an arbor press.

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Re: Square hole
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 05:44:29 PM »
http://www.smallbearelec.com/servlet/Detail?no=860

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http://www.futurlec.com/Tools-Nibbling.shtml

if you need large-ish sized holes. i have the futurlec model and it works well.

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Re: Square hole
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012, 07:13:08 PM »
How heavy a metal can you use your nibbler on? I've got one, and I strongly doubt it could make square holes in, say, a standard 1590b...
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Re: Square hole
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 09:33:13 AM »
Check out this milling machine with eccentric cutter.


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Re: Square hole
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 10:43:29 AM »
After lurking around some other forums.
I found this.

http://makezine.com/extras/15.html

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Re: Square hole
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 11:05:09 AM »
Check out this milling machine with eccentric cutter.




That is soo cool! can't wait until it's affordable

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Re: Square hole
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 02:00:17 PM »
That's cool!
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Re: Square hole
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 05:02:16 PM »
http://www.smallbearelec.com/servlet/Detail?no=860

or

http://www.futurlec.com/Tools-Nibbling.shtml

if you need large-ish sized holes. i have the futurlec model and it works well.

I used this tool for this hole


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