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    Drilling Subs

    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?



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    Re: Drilling Subs

    take ur time...



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    Re: Drilling Subs

    Mark holes with a Sharpie, Remove sub, And PRE-DRILL.



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    Re: Drilling Subs

    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.




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    Re: Drilling Subs

    Quote Originally Posted by z0n3d0u7 View Post
    Mark holes with a Sharpie, Remove sub, And PRE-DRILL.
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    Re: Drilling Subs

    Take your time




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    Re: Drilling Subs

    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.



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    Re: Drilling Subs

    Sleeve that slides down over the screw to keep it in place. A few companies make them




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    Re: Drilling Subs

    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.




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    Re: Drilling Subs

    Screwdriver?



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    Re: Drilling Subs

    so thought he was talking about FU.Cking a sub




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    Re: Drilling Subs

    don't try to force it



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    Re: Drilling Subs

    do it correctly, mark it, pencil/sharpie, drill it and use t-nuts!




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    Re: Drilling Subs

    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.



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    Re: Drilling Subs

    Quote Originally Posted by Korn4Life View Post
    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



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