How to Make Holes in Plexiglass How to Make Holes in Plexiglass

What You'll Need
Permanent marker
Ruler
Piece of thick wood
Holding clamps
Masking tape
Electric drill
Water

Making holes in plexiglass has to be done in the correct and professional way. If makeshift holes are created, it will leave the plexiglass with cracks and other damage. All you need to make holes is a strong drill and a degree of patience.

Step 1: Create Markings

Use a permanent marker and a ruler to create markings for each hole. Make sure they are evenly spaced apart and match the pattern you want to create.

Step 2: Secure Glass

Secure the glass over a thick piece of wood that the drill can run into. Use some small holding clamps to fix the plexiglass in place. This will stop it sliding around while you drill.

Step 3: Create Pilot Hole

Place a tiny piece of masking tape over the mark you have made with the pen. Use the drill to make a tiny hole through this piece of masking tape. This is the pilot hole which will help you drill a clean hole in the next step.

Step 4: Drill

Gently push the correct sized drill down through the pilot hole. Be patient as it will take a while to drill through. Splash small amounts of water near the hole to keep the glass and drill cool.

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