#1
I recently bought this enclosure from smallbear, and I was wondering what material it's made of. I wasn't sure if it was aluminum or steel, so I don't know if I'll be able to drill the holes in it with a hand drill or if I'll need to get something more heavy duty. If anyone knows I'd appreciate some pointers. Thanks,
Here's the link: http://www.smallbearelec.com/Detail.bok?no=706
#2
I used a powerdrill on mine, and that still took some time. A hand drill sounds like it'd be very very hard.
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#3
I drilled my yellow coated BB size enclosure with a small cordless drill.I took my time and used my new drill bits and it turned out fine.I used a small bit for pilot holes, and then used the bigger bit and it was no problem.
#4
Quote by Gates67
I drilled my yellow coated BB size enclosure with a small cordless drill.I took my time and used my new drill bits and it turned out fine.I used a small bit for pilot holes, and then used the bigger bit and it was no problem.


smart man there!
#5
Quote by Gates67
I drilled my yellow coated BB size enclosure with a small cordless drill.I took my time and used my new drill bits and it turned out fine.I used a small bit for pilot holes, and then used the bigger bit and it was no problem.

+1 on that. that's that way i drilled mine. I'm just one bit too small for my foot switch part so I've gotta go get a new bit for that.
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#6
Most of them are aluminum a magnet will tell you. Or steel will be pretty thin and bent to shape, aluminum will be cast. And aluminum is pretty easy to drill. Can be a pain with a hand drill. I just use a drill press.
#7
It's worth mentioning that you'll most often want to use a step drill bit on stompbox enclosures.
#9
Quote by guitar/bass76
It's worth mentioning that you'll most often want to use a step drill bit on stompbox enclosures.

A unibit is an amazing tool for drilling enclosures.