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AllenH427
08-06-2009, 04:20 PM
When you are drilling in subs, what do you do to protect the surround? Last time I put my MTXs in, the drill hit the surround, but they are rubber so I dodged a bullet. Since they are going to be AQ SDC2.5s, I was thinking about having a friend drill the sub in place, while I hold a piece of wood, or use my hand as a guard. What do you guys do to ensure you don't drill right through your surround?

michaellane
08-06-2009, 04:25 PM
take ur time...

z0n3d0u7
08-06-2009, 04:26 PM
Mark holes with a Sharpie, Remove sub, And PRE-DRILL.

bigj06040
08-06-2009, 04:27 PM
haha are you serious, If you cant figure this out maybe you shouldn't own a drill. You can put the sub up to the box use a pencil to mark where the screws go then pre-drill the holes. Then hand screw in the sub.

Shinju
08-06-2009, 04:28 PM
Mark holes with a Sharpie, Remove sub, And PRE-DRILL.

Teh Smaties enough to play DnD!

Tone415
08-06-2009, 04:28 PM
Take your time

z0n3d0u7
08-06-2009, 04:30 PM
I just think its funny he'd risk his hand, over a sub. Lol.

Oh, And dewalt makes an "Apec" that has a sleeve that slides down over screws to keep things like this simple.

jmanpc
08-06-2009, 04:31 PM
Sleeve that slides down over the screw to keep it in place. A few companies make them

k_schutte
08-06-2009, 11:26 PM
I used to have a bit that has a sleeve tha covers like 2" of the nail and slides up as the screw goes is so it is harder for the bit to slip off the screw. However now days I usualy use bolts/nuts rather than screws.

kyleorsini
08-06-2009, 11:30 PM
Screwdriver?

Varinabassing
08-06-2009, 11:37 PM
so thought he was talking about FU.Cking a sub

KyleBechtold
08-06-2009, 11:40 PM
don't try to force it

BassMechkanic
08-06-2009, 11:57 PM
do it correctly, mark it, pencil/sharpie, drill it and use t-nuts!

Korn4Life
08-07-2009, 12:01 AM
It is amazing how many people slip with there drills. I mean I have seen more subs with holes or scuffs then ones that are still perfect. How about this. USE the right bit for the screw you are using. Just because the bit fits the screw dosent mean its meant for it.

Max_Power
08-07-2009, 12:04 AM
It is amazing how many people slip with there drills. I mean I have seen more subs with holes or scuffs then ones that are still perfect. How about this. USE the right bit for the screw you are using. Just because the bit fits the screw dosent mean its meant for it.

x2, this, I see what you did here!!!

I don't quite understand how people slip off screws this much. I have never done it, never.... not that hard

MemphisCherokee
08-07-2009, 12:58 AM
i just use my hand. whats more expensive? a box of band aids or a recone?

z0n3d0u7
08-07-2009, 01:03 AM
U'll tend to think like that, Till your hand looks like this........


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Represent316/Themhandsboi.jpg

Then ull tend to be a bit more cautious

bhsdriller
08-07-2009, 01:03 AM
Put the sub in, mark holes, pull sub out than drill them.

When you put the sub back in use a screwdriver

dappa5
08-07-2009, 01:32 AM
use a screw driver????
hell use a professional lol
leave the tools alone lol

AllenH427
08-07-2009, 01:40 AM
Lol, okay. My current subs we just drilled straight down through the sub. My dad helped me, but he is mad about this system and won't help me for anything. I have a plan. I'll do what's said and mark the holes, and pre drill about 3/4 way. Then, to get that extra snug fit, I'll drill through that last 1/4 with the sub in, using a piece of wood as a guard. It's a two man team working on it, I think we'll manage.

dappa5
08-07-2009, 01:52 AM
It's a two man team working on it, I think we'll manage.
seriously a two man job?? :wow:
dude please self edit before posting so as to avoid serious burns :crap:
sometimes anouncing to world the level of your ineptitude is not endearing it's less than flattering.
while i do appreciate the fact that you are doing it your self please exercise some restraint when planing your next thread about how to put cd's in and out of your h/u