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Old 06-02-2005, 03:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Now it looks like I'm in the market for cutting my case up too. Looking at dremels, they dont really look like they will do what I need them to do. Like Nubius said, they just wont cut it. Oh man, Nubius, that was an awful pun.

So now i ask, what did Nubius use to cut his case? i know he has a steele one, as do I, so what did thou use, Nubi?
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Old 06-02-2005, 03:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Never try to use them dremel disc's on a steel case >_< I spent 3 hours cutting out them back where the 80mm fans are to get better air flow......
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Ouch, i certainly dont want to spend THAT long. Especially since my hole is alot bigger than 80 mm. At that rate, it would take me the better part of 6 hours to mine! BAH!
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Old 06-02-2005, 04:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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This was kinda interesting.. taken from:

http://www.pimprig.com/forums/showth...threadid=10510

Might help you decide out HIM.
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Dremel
The most overrated power tool out there – it’s overpriced, and the bits are stupidly fragile and extortionately priced. Despite this, it’s _the_ aspirational tool for modders. I blame their advertising.
I’m not totally anti-Dremel, I’m glad I’ve got one as it can be very useful – you just need to be aware that in reality, it’s an extremely specialised bit of kit, in almost all cases there is a better tool for the job.
If you use one of these for anything but the most detailed and intricate work, and instead insist on using it for cutting out windows and blowholes instead, then frankly, you’re a deluded fool.
Top Tips: leave it in the cupboard for 99% of jobs, use _reinforced_ cutoff wheels when you do use it, and don’t by a cordless one – they’re just too wussy.
Cost: 70GBP [100USD] for a mains powered model with “40” accessories … probably better to buy a “bare” set (for about half as much) & just get the bits you need.
Example: http://www.dremeleurope.com/cgi-bin...duct/View/395PS

Jigsaw
This the correct tool for cutting blowholes & 99 percent of windows, so it’s pretty much essential for modding unless you want to foolishly delude yourself that a Dremel is better.
Top Tip: when cutting tight curves, cut one eighth of an inch forward, pull the tool back slightly, angle it for the next part of the cut & extend the cut a further eighth of an inch. This is slower than ripping straight round, but does mean your circle doesn’t end up egg-shaped.
Cost: from 20 GBP (30USD)
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That did help. Excellent work Smiley, thank you. Looks like I'm hittin the jigsaw!
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Old 06-02-2005, 04:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
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If you are really into modding it's a good idea to pick up a set of proper hole saw's,They make life a lot easier and do a way better job of making it look profesional,What would you rather have? A hole that's all crooked looking or a nice perfectly round hole
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This is true.

When i get better at modding, Shumway, I promise, I'll straighten your wookie for you.
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Old 06-02-2005, 04:52 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Yeah.. I'm going to buy a few modding tools this weekend.. my blow-hole is kinda gross looking.
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Yeah mine is too. I usually just stick my finger in there and move it around a bit until I can pull all of the crap outta there.
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When i get better at modding, Shumway, I promise, I'll straighten your wookie for you.

Uhh no thank's I have a girlfriend that can do that But you can come over and fix my top blow hole for me,I did'nt have nothing good to cut with so i ended up using tin snip's,Now it's all lop sided and off centre and i had to put my 120mm on top instead of inside
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