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Author Topic: Boring Drawer slide holes with OF 1400  (Read 813 times)

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Offline Gator

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Boring Drawer slide holes with OF 1400
« on: January 01, 2018, 05:48 AM »
I want to use my LR32 system to drill the holes for my drawer slides, but not sure what I need to install in my router in regards to a drill bit for the screw holes?  Do I buy a small insert / chuck to adapt the drill bit to the router?
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Offline Jeff Zanin

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Re: Boring Drawer slide holes with OF 1400
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 06:29 AM »
I doubt that regular drill bits are meant to be used in a router.

For holes for mounting drawer slides I use the 5mm bit that is part of the LR32 set with 5mm Euro screws (Lee Valley) to mount the drawer slides.  All of the slides I have used in the last 5+ years have two sets of holes, one for the typical #6/#8 pan head screws that are (sometimes) supplied and another for 5mm screws which are quite a bit beefier.

The Euro screws are PosiDrive so the Blum or similar driver (or the PosiDrive bits in the Centrotec sets) are nice to have as well.

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Boring Drawer slide holes with OF 1400
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 09:10 AM »
The standard 5mm bit that comes with the LR 32 is perfect for the mounting screw holes.  One note - read carefully the instructions that come with the glides you select.  They will inform you regarding the spacing between holes.  For example, Accuride glides use the standard 37mm inset for the first hole, then add either 128 or 96mm for the next increments.  You can use these numbers to set up your LR 32.

One additional thing - I like the square-drive glide screws from McFeely's.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2018, 09:13 AM by Sparktrician »
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Offline Gator

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Re: Boring Drawer slide holes with OF 1400
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 10:25 PM »
Thanks guys. I will switch to the euro screws.
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Boring Drawer slide holes with OF 1400
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 10:45 PM »
All of the slide holes for the bench I posted in this thread were bored with the LR 32 system, including the intermediate ones.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/workshops-and-mobile-vehicle-based-shops/chaos-wall-by-guido-henn-my-version/msg534081/?topicseen#msg534081

There are a few lengths of euro screws. If you need back to back, get the short ones and use 3/4" plywood.

tom