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Would this saw work good for cutting a case?

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That should work out mint for you! You got a good deal on it.
 
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Should work okay, I use a jigsaw with a metal cutting blade to do the job.
The wood cutting blade rips through givinv a terrible edge.

If your'e extra picky you will want to get some sand paper and or a crafting tool to make the edges of the hole nice and clean.
 
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Thanks for the input guys. Looks like its time to start my mod. I eventually want to make an ati themed case. I want to paint my case all black with red parts and red lights. Looks like ill have to pick up a crossfire mobo, another 3850, and new psu too.
 
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Thanks for the input guys. Looks like its time to start my mod. I eventually want to make an ati themed case. I want to paint my case all black with red parts and red lights. Looks like ill have to pick up a crossfire mobo, another 3850, and new psu too.
nice!

make a work log if ya can ;)

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Yeah I will, it will probably take a few months to get all the parts because I don't want to blow all my money at once. But I do plan on cutting a window and cutting a fan hole on the top of my case this weekend.
 
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Yeah I will, it will probably take a few months to get all the parts because I don't want to blow all my money at once. But I do plan on cutting a window and cutting a fan hole on the top of my case this weekend.
hammer down! and post some pix :)
 
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just use the highest number teeth metal blade you can find so it will reduce vibration and make a smoother cut. higher number teeth cut slower but leave a better smoother edge after cutting.
 
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The saw came with a 14 tpi metal blade, would that work fine?

Oh and im not super worried about making fine cuts because ill be using u channel around the edges.
 

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The saw came with a 14 tpi metal blade, would that work fine?

Oh and im not super worried about making fine cuts because ill be using u channel around the edges.
NO, that blade will grab the metal in the teeth and cause all kind of problems. Get some fine blades (more than 1) that are in the 24 TPI(teeth per inch) range.

One thing, you can use a cheap saw as long as you get good blades it will work nice. (dont by the least expensive ones)