would a handheld power drill be powerful enough to drill through my pickguard? or do i need a big drill press? It's 1 ply
Last edited by stark0606 at Aug 8, 2006,
Is your pickguard plastic (like a standard LP or strat)? A power drill will do it easily, just make sure you put a thick bit of scrap wood underneath, so when you drill through the pickguard you don't go into a table or whatever surface you're on. Also hold onto/clamp the pickguard, as it will try to spin in the same direction as the drill bit. Hold it down near where you're drilling or it may lift up the drill bit and you'll get nasty burrs around the hole.
yea you can drill it with a hand drill, unless you need really good holes a drill press isnt nessisary, so yea ill second what dave said.^