How to Make a Hole in Plastic Without Cracking It

Many things can be done to make a hole in plastic without cracking it. This blog post will teach you how to do so using household items. There is no need to buy special tools, as the materials needed are inexpensive and easy to find! The first step is finding where you want your hole to be, then marking out the shape with tape or marker.

Next, use a screwdriver or something similar to poke through the center of your desired location. Finally, grab whatever object you have chosen (such as an ice pick) and stick it into one edge of your marked line until it reaches the opposite side of the line.

Then carefully remove whatever tool you used by pulling outwards gently but firmly from both ends until the device is pulled free. Read on to know more information on how to make a hole in plastic without cracking it.

5 Tools You Can Use to Make a Hole in Plastic:

1. A Wood Drill Bit:

The simplest one, but the least effective (and the most time-consuming). A wood drill bit is suitable for thin pieces of plastic or thick rubber or anything that isn’t too sturdy. All you have to do is stick the drill in and move it around until the hole looks right!

2. An Electric Drill:

This is great for most projects because it goes faster than an ordinary drill. However, you have to be very careful not to crack the plastic. The motor in electric drills is made of metal and will cause damage if they touch the surface of the plastic that has been drilled into.

3. A Leather Punch:

If you’re making a relatively small hole, a leather punch is a good choice for making a round hole because it’s fast and easy to control.

4. A Dremel:

This tool is great if you want to make different-sized holes or put a pattern into plastic. However, the problem with Dremels is that they’re hard to control and can sometimes burn the plastic if you’re not careful.

5. A Rotary Tool:

This is good for intricate designs, especially if you have a small one. The problem with this option is that it’s hard to control and can leave unwanted marks on the surface of the plastic.

What You’ll Need:

  • Plastic sheet
  • Paper
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape or clear plastic tape

Step by Step Guide: How to Make a Hole in Plastic Without Cracking It

Step 1:

Take your plastic and place it on the paper (if you leave too much space, the hole will be bigger than you need). Next, draw a circle around the area that you want to cut.

Step 2:

Put one or two pieces of tape around your circle. You can easily use masking tape or clear plastic tape if you have it on hand.

Step 3:

Cut your circle out of the plastic. Try to cut as cleanly as possible, but it doesn’t have to be perfect. Two-sided tape is an excellent way to keep the plastic from shifting around while you’re cutting. If any small pieces of plastic get cut into the circle, you can take a pair of scissors and trim them off.

Using Scissor Cut the Plastic Bottle

Step 4:

Take your plastic piece and pick one side to be the top (a dot or bump on the top makes it easier for you to know where it should go). Next, peel off half of the tape and put the other side down against whatever you want to attach it to. Make sure that the top side with the dot is facing up towards you.

Step 5:

Take your pen or pencil and place it in the center of your circle to be up against the plastic. Put a little pressure on the pen, then carefully take it away while still applying light pressure. You will notice that there is now a tiny hole where you just marked.

Step 6:

Take your pen, pencil, or knife and push it through the center of your circle. Try to keep pushing forward until you have made a hole big enough for any object that you want to put in there. You can now take out the piece of plastic with the hole in it and attach it to anything with tape or glue.

Step 7:

Once you have the plastic piece with the hole in it attached to whatever you want, you can take any item (keychain, earrings) and put it through the newly made hole. Keep in mind that if your hole is too small, your object will need to be flexible enough to fit through the hole.

Precautions and Safety Measures:

Determine if the material is a type of plastic that can be melted. This method will not work with all plastics, especially rubbers
  1. Determine if the material is a type of plastic that can be melted. This method will not work with all plastics, especially rubbers and certain types of membranes. It works best with flat surfaces of single thick pieces of plastic.
  2. Wear safety equipment such as gloves to protect your hands from hot objects or materials.
  3. Do not leave melting plastic unattended, as it may burn or ignite. Keep an eye on the area while you are working with it.
  4. Make sure you have a dedicated pan or fireproof container to pour the melted plastics into so they do not touch bare surfaces of countertops, tables, etc., which may catch on fire.
  5. Keep a fire extinguisher on hand in case of emergencies, just in case.
  6. Have water nearby to put out any potential fires.
  7. Properly dispose of the materials when you are finished by putting them in an empty can or container and disposing of them properly, so they do not come into contact with children or animals.

Final Words:

There are many different ways to create holes in plastic, but this one is unique because it doesn’t crack the plastic when you’re trying to cut it. This process can be used on basically any plastic (except some very thick plastics). It will look like a tiny hole at first, but the hole will widen when you put something through it.

The plastic can then be attached to any flat surface with tape or glue. We hope that these tips will be helpful for you and your business! If you have any questions about how to make a hole in plastic without cracking it or would like help with applying our guide on an upcoming project, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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