Hole drilling and a Shank mandrel


#1

I’m looking to drill holes in my TE for a 24mm button and a Neutrik jack, and I’ve found the hole saw I need, but then i came across something called a shank mandrel. Is a mandrel necessary for using a hole saw? Can i attatch either of these to an electric screwdriver or do I need a power drill?

EDIT: My TE is gutted and I plan on using an MC Cthulhu until the PS360’s come back in stock. This is my first time doing any kind of modding outside of button swapping.


#2

you should just use the select button it works a lot easier and make the turbo button the back or selct button it really easy to do instead cutting a hole it looks a lot cleaner


#3

You’ll need a power drill for sure, an electric screwdriver doesn’t have the torque or power necessary to drive the bit down into the plastic.
I think you’d need the shank if you do want to use that kind of holesaw.


#4

Yes, you will need that mandrel. Also, remember to use a pilot hole, and a pilot bit attached to the mandrel if you decide to go that route.