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Old 07-27-2008, 11:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I have ideas floating around in my head for my next computer, and I'm planning on doing some mods. Just curious as to what some of the tools you modders use. I'm planning on going out and buying a drill and some hole saws, what sizes do you most commonly use? Anything else other than a sander, dremel and drill stuff? Thanks much.
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^I use 1/2 inch and 1 inch. A set of files, jig saw, a lot of sand paper, i used 400g to scuff up some stuff before painting, and then between the coats i used 1000g. I also use a die grinder, but not that much.
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Just bought a drill, a sander, some ear muffs so I stop myself from going more deaf, and a uni-bit. Still have to buy some hole saws, and some sand paper. Thinking about getting a hole saw kit, and then a few larger hole saws, not sure yet though.
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right on, did you really need a sander though? I just do by hand, you have more control over the pressure that way.
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I got a free gift if I spent over $399, and I figured I could use a sander for the beginning sanding, and then do it by hand for the finishing touches and such.
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ah, what was the free gift anyway?
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Unless you're going to be doing a long line of cases, getting a sander would kinda be overkill
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ah, what was the free gift anyway?
Some 14.4 volt led work light. Could have picked a few other things but that would have came to the most use for me. About the overkill on the sander, meh, whatever works. Everything will probably just collect dust in my garage for a while anyway, lol.
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^well the sander will speed up sanding the outside of the case, but the inside your gonna have to do by hand anyway.
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Yea, that's what I was figuring. Looking at hole saws online now, and I thought about getting a jigsaw, but I didn't feel like paying $150 for one just yet.
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