Can I drill through Formica?

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  1. Greg P

    Greg P Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi guys,

    I just got back from spring break in South Padre and I am ready to continue my sealed 1503 project. I am ready to put on my first piece of laminant. This will be the bottom of the sub. I have some neat little metal feet that slide on carpet from Lowes to put on the bottom. Is it OK to drill through the formica? Do I need a special drill bit? Any other tips on this or laying the formica?

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  2. Ron-P

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    A regualr everyday drill bit will work fine. A new sharp one will allow for a nice clean hole though.
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  3. Pete Mazz

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    Make sure that the hole in the laminate is slightly larger than the fastener. Just drill thru the laminate with the larger bit and then finish the hole in the substrate with whatever smaller size you need for the fastener. This will prevent the laminate from possibly splitting (stress fracture).

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