How to cut into cooler?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Griffin Nest, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm making a homemade incubator out of a plastic cooler this time because both of my other homemade incubators are styrofoam and falling apart. I need to put in a window, but how do I do it?
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Dremmel tool available?
     
  3. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    uhh... yes [​IMG] will that do?
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Quote:I don't see why not. if you've a jigsaw that may work as well.
     
  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    This is why I stopped making my homemade incubator: I couldn't figure out how to cut into the lid to make a hole for the glass. Let us know how the cutting goes. A couple good options are suggested.
     
  6. brahmapapa

    brahmapapa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I don't see why not. if you've a jigsaw that may work as well.

    I suspect that you mean a hand held jigsaw otherwise known as a sabre saw because of the sabre like movement of the blade. If you use a sabresaw i def suggest using a very fine blade to make cutouts such as these. A coarse blade is much more lkkely to tear the plastic up.
     
  7. brahmapapa

    brahmapapa Chillin' With My Peeps

    In truth I suggest a Dremel or other rotary type cutter, they make the cleanest cuts.
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Oscillating cutting tools work good too.
     

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