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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-10-2012, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I am a newbie. I was looking for info on how to drill a hole in MDF when I stumbled across your forum. I have ordered a shelf of MDF and it is my intention to drill four holes in it so I can make a wall mounted charging station for my IPads, Kindle and I phone. Can any one help with the small but important project>? Thanks!
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MDF drills just like wood so you don't need anything special besides a drill and bit.
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You don't say what size holes you are wanting to drill. Chipout can be a problem with MDF but using a plunge router with the appropriate size plunge bit will cut very clean holes.
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A spade bit or forstner bit in a standard drill will work fine. Holes in MDF are usually pretty clean but you can always dress them up with a plastic or metal grommet like you see on computer desks.
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You're right Gaff!.
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