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How to Drill a Cabinet Access Hole

I'm almost done with my tank I just need to drill access holes in the IKEA kitchen cabinet for the filter and power and Co2. I would like to do it in the back. Its just a back panel but its really hard to cup with a knife. Can I use a Spade Bit on it?
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Yes but a cup saw would leave a cleaner finish.

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Cool! I'll stop by Home Depot tomorrow and see if I can het one under $15. If not then I'll get the Spade
Thanks for your help!

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If the spade bit diameter is large enough, just use that. You can always sand it afterward or even install a grommet.

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If the spade bit diameter is large enough, just use that. You can always sand it afterward or even install a grommet.
I agree, especially if it is on the back and won't be seen.

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I used the spade and it came out... it just came out lol.
It's a bit ruff around the edges and my drill in the middle of doing it was "WTF, how about naa." But I got it going again. It's not pretty but it's done lol. And you can't see it.


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