View Full Version : Getting bolts through carpet

07-28-2009, 04:36 PM
I've just finished carpeting my false floor and my box. I have several holes for bolts to fasten it down. Anyone recommend any way to make holes through the carpet?

A drill bit won't work. I was thinking of using a soldering iron to make some holes. Just thought I'd see if anyone else had any suggestions.


07-28-2009, 04:37 PM
razor blade

07-28-2009, 04:51 PM
screw driver, sharp knife, ......:)

john denver
07-28-2009, 04:52 PM
razor blade

sharp razor blade works perfect
just cut a x inside the hole

07-28-2009, 07:21 PM

Rich B
07-28-2009, 07:23 PM
I used to use an old soldering iron.

Heat it up, then touch the carpet and it melts away in a perfect circle.

07-28-2009, 07:41 PM
Making an X with a razor blade works perfect

But a drill works, just spin the mother m'fer fast and the strands wont wind, Takes 6 seconds to drill thru sheetmetal, dont be a pansy, give it some pressure

07-28-2009, 07:43 PM
razor blade FTW

SSS 18734
07-28-2009, 07:43 PM
Soldering iron works well. You can also take a round metal rod, heat one end of it with propane, then touch it to the carpet. Dissolves instantly.

07-28-2009, 07:53 PM
holy ****!! are we over thinking this a bit
yes these all work and are good suggestions but if you read original post
this guy wants advice making holes in carpet? K I S S !!!!
KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID (not you just a saying )

07-28-2009, 07:55 PM
Yeah this doesn't really even deserve it's own thread...just use a knife man

Mr. Slate
07-28-2009, 11:39 PM
I wanna know why a drill won't work.

07-29-2009, 04:32 AM
I wanna know why a drill won't work.

I tried a drill but the carpet wound around the bit and I had to reglue it. I'll try the razor. The ones I was using could barely cut through 2 layers of carpet but I'll get some better ones.

Thanks for the replies.

07-29-2009, 04:36 AM
I wanna know why a drill won't work.

it will but if you have thick enough carpet you bit will be useless when you are done.. it will have carpet wound so tight it won't come off unless you cook it..

07-29-2009, 10:36 AM
Change the blade often and if possible do NOT get heavy duty blades as they're thicker and don't cut carpet worth a ****...