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Method to mount IEC power cable

 
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WildIowa



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:30 pm    Post subject: Method to mount IEC power cable Reply with quote

I'd like to mount an IEC male power receptacle in the back of an old tube amp for convenience...what is the best method of cutting a hole in the sheet metal for this receptacle?? I once used a drill and tried to drill around the pattern and bend it out but what a mess. It is a screw mount so there is a little leeway but I'm trying to cut as accurate and cleanly as possible...without having to buy special tools! Any ideas on how to do this?? Thx...IA
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BrightKJ



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dremel with a cutting disc is your best and easiest option.

I do the same thing with computers for internal auxiliary devices that need a separate power feed all the time.
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marksound



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drill holes in the corners, like you would if you were using a jigsaw to cut a square hole in wood. Use a drill bit the size of the corner radius you want. Then use the Dremel disc to connect the dots.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark is 100% right!
Unless you know someone with a water cutter, or a laser cutter ... I want those so bad. Twisted Evil
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BrightKJ



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marksound wrote:
Drill holes in the corners, like you would if you were using a jigsaw to cut a square hole in wood. Use a drill bit the size of the corner radius you want. Then use the Dremel disc to connect the dots.

^^^ What he said that I didn't state quite so eloquently.
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