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Default how to drill holes in plexiglass?

I am looking at putting a window into a 6th order that WW is designing.

I have seen tutorials on drilling holes through 1/8 in thick plexi, using progressively larger and larger bits.

Just wondering if it would be any different for 3/4 inch thick, because it is so thick, would heat and warping/melting/easier cracking be a problem?

I plan on using 1/4" bolts every 2 inches on the plexi and the sealing it with silicone.

Any suggestions to this are appreciated.
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Go very, very slowly.

I don't recommend going larger and larger with the bits, because if one of them catches, it could crack/ break the plexi.
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yup slow is the key and one size bit.
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should i bite the $20 and get the special bit, or would a metal bit work fine?
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i just use metal bit, never knew there was a kit.

just make sure ya stay straight while drilling
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To me the 20 bucks would be worth it
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what would getting the special bit do better at?
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what would getting the special bit do better at?
like drilling in glass? can you do that with a metal bit?....it would be the same concept, they have bits for drilling glass and I think they have bits for drilling plexiglass
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There is a plexiglass bit.

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