Hi All -
Most small projects wind up living in small project boxes, usually plastic boxes from Rat-Shack or similar. Drilling holes for pushbuttons and so on is pretty easy. Lining them up usually works, more or less.
But the main problem is creating larger holes, especially rectangular ones. How do you do it ? If the box has an aluminum plate lid, it's not too hard - use a nibbler tool to nip it out. You can get pretty good results that way. Nice square corners.
The problem comes when you need to cut the plastic itself. It's (usually) too thick for the nibbler tool, at the least the two that I have. So that leave using a Dremel or similar, which has its own issues.
The main one being that the plastic melts, even at really low rpm, regardless of the tool, whether it's a cutting disc or a milling bit. Plus it's extremely hard to keep to a straight line ... So if you don't have a milling machine/lathe, how do you do it ?
* How do you cut nice neat rectangular holes in plastic boxes * ??