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Offline Richard/RMW

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Thru-holes with LR-32
« on: June 10, 2020, 01:10 PM »
I'm planning a my summer staycation, a master closet remodel that will include about a dozen divider panels with 3 rows of holes on both sides. Is it feasible or desirable to bore the holes clear thru rather than flipping the panels to bore each side separately?

I haven't tested it yet but was thinking of tear out being an issue. Not sure yet but we are looking at using typical veneered prefinished plywood, but might use laminate if we can find a source around Philly. I know, Fess Hall....

Appreciate any feedback.

RMW
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Offline cpw

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Re: Thru-holes with LR-32
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2020, 01:18 PM »
I'm planning a my summer staycation, a master closet remodel that will include about a dozen divider panels with 3 rows of holes on both sides. Is it feasible or desirable to bore the holes clear thru rather than flipping the panels to bore each side separately?

I haven't tested it yet but was thinking of tear out being an issue. Not sure yet but we are looking at using typical veneered prefinished plywood, but might use laminate if we can find a source around Philly. I know, Fess Hall....

Appreciate any feedback.

RMW
Rich,

Bore the holes on top of a backing piece like foam insulation, and you should get clean holes on both sides.  The LR32 system comes with a bit specifically designed for the through holes.

Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Thru-holes with LR-32
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2020, 02:05 PM »
This is the bit you want for through holes.  You'll get super clean holes on both sides, assuming you use something to backup the bottom side (I prefer something solid over foam for a backer). https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/491064---hw-s8-d530#Overview
« Last Edit: June 10, 2020, 02:07 PM by Brice Burrell »
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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Thru-holes with LR-32
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 05:39 AM »
Thanks @Brice Burrell @cpw that gives me the confidence to take the plunge. Appreciate the feedback.

RMW
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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Thru-holes with LR-32
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 10:49 PM »
Plunge as slow as you can and you will have minimum tearout.
Mario