Electronic – Potentiometers, little piece sticks off


I'm not electronics savvy and am a complete newbie. So I'm in the middle of a project and am trying to stick a potentiometer through an aluminum casing and I placed a 1/16" piece of rubber between the fairly thick aluminum (A Hammond 1560BB enclosure) and the base of the potentiometer.

However, there is a little piece that sticks off of the base of my potentiometers, and it's preventing them from going all the way through so they can be correctly attached. How do I solve this, do I break this piece off, or is there another solution?

This piece:

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Best Answer

You drill a second, much smaller hole. That protrusion keeps the pot in place when it gets turned past one of its ends and the screw isn't enough to hold it tight.