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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by xubidoo, May 8, 2008.

  1. xubidoo New Member

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    im after cutting out the metal part on rear of my TT Armour and putting a fan grill on instead for better airflow ,but i have nothing to cut it with,was wondering wat tools u guys all use and wat attachment ud use to do it ,seen mention of a "Dremel" on here ?
    i had a look but seems there are lots of diff versions of it and each appears to come with loads of attachments :(
    can u reccomend something ?

    help :D

    thanx
     
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    Most of the different Dremel's would work great. I personally have the 10.8V Dremel Lithium-ion Cordless, and purchased an attachment kit from a local hardware store for about $20, and it has every bit you could ever need or imagine.
     
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    intel igent New Member

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    dremmels, jigsaws, drills, tin snips and holesaws are pretty much all you would ever need to do pretty much anything to a case

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    AsRock TPU addict

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    As other said. Dremel. Just make sure it's a multi speed one.

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    intel igent New Member

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    what case is that asrock?
     
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    same case as mine but modded :)

    TT Armour

    so wat attachements would i be needing with a dremel to cut that part out ?
     
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    intel igent New Member

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    reinforced cutting disks

    really! that thing is a TT armour? i thought they were bigger, PSU on bottom and horizontal :confused:
     
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    nope
    psu at the top,main reason i bought it tbh

    dont let that pic decieve u ,they r huge :)


    pic of original case here - http://tinyurl.com/6ewryo

    its the 2 grilled areas on the back i want to cut out btw
     
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    The best tool for the job. The electric nibbler :rockout: :rockout:

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    Indeed :)..

    I used a Dremel.
    http://www.ehobbytools.com/index.html?target=dept_11.html&lang=en-us

    I used the Cut Off Disk Regular 20 count Pack the Item number is 420. There are stronger ones but cost more for less typically. Then i used sanding wheels sorry no item number for this part for you.
    But were like this
    http://www.dremel.com/en-us/AttachmentsAndAccessories/Pages/AttachmentsDetail.aspx?pid=6054

    The tuffer cuttings wheels
    http://www.dremel.com/en-us/AttachmentsAndAccessories/Pages/AttachmentsDetail.aspx?pid=456


    If you use cutters make sure you pick up a round sided file to make the edges smoother.
     
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    intel igent New Member

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    nibblers are good for large pieces as the bit usually "eats" 1/8" of material
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Plasma cutters, rotozips, tin-snips, dremmel tool, saw-zall (my favorite for cutting anything!)
     
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    Well you could always go with electric sheers. Really depends on the job.
     
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    I have a manual nibbler, Works great, but it requires a lot of effort when dealing with thick materials.
     

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