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Drilling a generic capital plastic holder to fit larger diameter coins...?

NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,989 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited August 22, 2022 3:04PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I know Capital plastics will custom make holders if requested but it can be expensive. I have some medal sets I want to put in holders together. I was thinking of taking a generic 5 slot capital plastic holder which holds 27mm coins and using a 36mm hole saw to drill 36mm holes for my medals. Anyone do something similar?

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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Be careful drilling plastic. You can end up melting it. Practice on a garbage holder first.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,258 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Use of water might be required. Just a thought.
    Jim


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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    Use of water might be required. Just a thought.
    Jim

    Yes. Low speed and some form of heat dissipation.

  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @jesbroken said:
    Use of water might be required. Just a thought.
    Jim

    Yes. Low speed and some form of heat dissipation.

    Will try that thanks. May attempt to do it with my dewalt hand drill. If I lived closer to my father inlaw I would use his drill press. I'll have to see.

  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've cut holes in ABS plastic before doing car electrical/stereo work. I wonder what kind of plastic is the capital plastic core?

  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,158 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Acrylic

    You may honestly have a better result by having a plastics shop fabricate it for you. Materials are cheap and they know how to work the plastic.

    -----Burton
    ANA 50 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus")

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