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Can I get some recommendations for a tool to countersink the holes on a plastic tele pickguard? I have a 5 hole guard, but want to add 3 more screw holes.
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Hi guys,
Can I get some recommendations for a tool to countersink the holes on a plastic tele pickguard? I have a 5 hole guard, but want to add 3 more screw holes.
Thanks.
I would look for either a countersink or a V-bit for a router and carefully turn it by hand. pre-drill the holes first.
 

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There are 90*, 82* and 60*. Make sure you get 82
 
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Lee valley or busy bee is your best bet.
I’ve had poor luck with Home Depot/crappy tire countersinks.

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cordless drill is fine. Just go slow. I tried a few different countersinks and they all worked but some better than others. Just do not go too deep and the screw head covers it anyway.

Cheers Peter.
 

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You could do it by hand if you are doing plastic.
 

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One thing to mention- is that I don't have a drill press and I'm a bit nervous about using my cordless drill.
Like others said, just go slow. Too fast with a countersink and you may melt plastic. Counter sinks remove very little material and are not aggressive like a drill bit.
 

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the best way is to the hold the c-sink with a stand alone drill chuck or a large pin vise. The chuck gives you some torque like a screwdriver handle. If you have a hand drill and the chuck spins freely, you can chuck up the c-sink and use your hand to spin it. A brand new c-sink is going to cut that plastic like a hot knife through butter.
 
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I use the eggbeater with very little pressure and check after a few spins.
Pre-drill the screw hole first.
 
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