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Neutrik connector drill size

Please forgive this redundant post, but I can’t seem to find it, but what size do I drill the back of my box for my neutrik connector?
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15/16" is what I use.

ETA: According to the drawings here https://www.neutrik.com/en/product/nl4mp a 24mm hole would work as well.

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15/16" is what I use.

ETA: According to the drawings here https://www.neutrik.com/en/product/nl4mp a 24mm hole would work as well.
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Anything a touch bigger than spec can easily fit with a wrap or 2 of electrical tape around the base of the plug. Makes it snug in the hole.... Just a fyi if you don't have the exact size needed.
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Anything a touch bigger than spec can easily fit with a wrap or 2 of electrical tape around the base of the plug. Makes it snug in the hole.... Just a fyi if you don't have the exact size needed.
I ended up going to get 15/16 hole bit. I have enough little things going wrong with this build, I didnt want another thing.
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Pretty sure I used a 1" spade bit with no problems, but the tighter the better.

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I bought a 24mm bit, but I wouldn't recommend it for continued use. It got dull quickly when cutting just three holes (one in each of the LCR) in the baltic birch of the original DIYSG Titan 615LX flat packs, but not dull that I couldn't use it on my BOSS platforms too.

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I bought a 24mm bit, but I wouldn't recommend it for continued use. It got dull quickly when cutting just three holes (one in each of the LCR) in the baltic birch of the original DIYSG Titan 615LX flat packs, but not dull that I couldn't use it on my BOSS platforms too.

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That's an interesting looking Forstner bit. I've been using the same 2 bits for a while now. One for counter-sink and one for the through hole. More like below, but I have no experience with the differences.

https://www.amazon.com/MLCS-9212H-16...6&s=hi&sr=1-12
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That's an interesting looking Forstner bit. I've been using the same 2 bits for a while now. One for counter-sink and one for the through hole. More like below, but I have no experience with the differences.

https://www.amazon.com/MLCS-9212H-16...6&s=hi&sr=1-12
Do you use the counter-sink bit so the connector sits flush with your cabinet?
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That's an interesting looking Forstner bit. I've been using the same 2 bits for a while now. One for counter-sink and one for the through hole. More like below, but I have no experience with the differences.
They both get the same job accomplished. The one you linked is HSS vs. the carbide-tipped version dlinsley is using.

Typically the carbide bits stay sharper longer, but that doesn't seem to be dlinsley's experience with the one he linked to.

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