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When cutting plastic to add ventilation to my rodent cages (I wire on hardware cloth) I start the hole with a dremel and use a heavy duty exacto knife to cut. Depending on the plastic that may not work, if it is too thick.
 

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I haven't cut holes in ones like that but on the plastic bins I use a drill to drill the small holes and then the larger hole for the tubes and all i use my dremel tool with a router bit.
 

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How high are the cage walls? Rather than cutting a hole, you could snip some of the wires & create a 'safe' ramp between the two cages (I'm thinking a dryer hose like system where the bridge is enclosed, might be safest)
 

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another idea is to use what is called a "hole saw", its an attachment for a handdrill, and are sold in various diameters at the hardware store. It has a pilot drill in the center, and its outer diameter cuts like a saw would.

The drawback to this is how much use would you have for it after you use it once for the cage. But its a hassle-free solution
 

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Erik_Julius said:
another idea is to use what is called a "hole saw", its an attachment for a handdrill, and are sold in various diameters at the hardware store. It has a pilot drill in the center, and its outer diameter cuts like a saw would.

The drawback to this is how much use would you have for it after you use it once for the cage. But its a hassle-free solution
I went and bought a "hole saw" it was $40 with the pilot bit and it works amazingly well cuts a perfect hole in just seconds i will never use a dremel or soldering iron again.
Thanks for sharing :D i was in the process of making 10 new cages and now it will be a breeze and will look alot better with the perfect sized hole to slide the pvc pipe through.
 

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I like the soldering iron method. Just make sure your outside or in a well vented room. When I was using the drill I cracked the plastic but melted it back together with the soldering iron.
 
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