whats the easiest way to cut the holes in a rubbermaid container lid for dwc?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by diowk, Apr 21, 2010.

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    diowk

    diowk Active Member

    Im making a 12 site (4lx3w) cloner using a 1 gallon tote and twelve 2" net pots. It was easy cutting the holes in the larger 3.5" pot system with just a pair of tin snips (they were the only things handy that could cut this shit!) but these small ones will be a bitch to cut with tin snips; especially 12 times. I dont want to go out and buy a dremel tool or anything over $20 since its such a small job. Any suggestions? These rubbermaid totes are fucking indestructable!
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    Blaze12

    Blaze12 Member

    2" Holesaw!
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    dragger

    dragger Member

    yup Blaze is correct a Holesaw with a 2" outside measurement...
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    diowk

    diowk Active Member

    i was thinking that would just chew it up, bounce around with the flexibility of the plastic and be difficult to control. but it isnt?
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    snutter

    snutter Active Member

    I found a razor knife to work very well and quite easy. I've also used a dremil with good results. Hole saw sounds good to though. :-)
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    dragger

    dragger Member

    put a piece of sacrificial wood under the lid to help stiffen up the area the hole is to be cut...

    Dragger...
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    DrWhite

    DrWhite Member

    My first DWC grow had hand made holes that where okay.. i guess. This time I went out and got the 3" hole saw and it went threw my 5 gal bucket lids like butter. It was way easier and worth the money.

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