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Hey folks!

I've done a bunch of drilling and projector installation a few years back but have forgotten basically everything (ha). I live in an apartment in NYC and probably have plasterboard walls, not even sure.

I'm getting a BenQ 1070 which weighs about 6lb and am intending to put on a shelf that my SO just bought. 6lbs isn't a ton of weight, do you think I'd be good with regular screws or should I get some of those self-drilling chunky rawl plugs or something from Amazon?

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Drywall anchors for sure unless you are positive you hit a stud which will probably be metal. Keep in mind that a 6 lb load on a shelf gets multiplied by the fulcrum effect depending on your shelf design and brackets.
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Ok, cool, thanks for the response! I'll get anchors to play it safe.

FYI, this is the shelf.

What do you advise for cutting a hole in the shelf for cables, would a hole saw/drill bit do it?

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hole saw or a large spade bit. And you don't have to make just one hole.

I REALLY like Bosch Daredevil spade bits. You can get one for this project for $5.
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Ah, yes! Spade bits! Had forgotten they even existed. I think I'll opt for that instead of a hole saw. Think I'll get away with a single g-clamp on the side of a table?

Cheers again, excellent advice.
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Clamp a piece of scrap wood to the back of the shelf where you want to drill the hole, to minimize / prevent tearout. When a spade bit blows through the back of the hole, they tend to really make a mess. A backer board will help minimize that.

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or cut the hole half way from one side then flip and cut the remainder on the other side, that will minimize the tear out. But just a warning, the blade I recommended cuts FAST.
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