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steel cutting

Postby The Black Pumpkin » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:19 pm

What would be the best tool for cutting through my old steel case I've got sitting in my closet? I want to put a 120 mm intake on it.

I've got a dremel, but would something else be better? If the dremel works, which cutoff wheel would be preferred?

I'm still new to all of this. :P
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Postby HONkUS » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:38 pm

fiber re-enforced cutting wheels. If you try the non-re-enforced they might shatter and mame you lol. I used them to cut a fan hole in my antec sonata which was steel.

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Postby The Black Pumpkin » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:02 pm

Nice, thanks. :P

I'll look at Walmart next time I go in, but they might have to be gotten elsewhere. :roll:
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Postby HONkUS » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:03 pm

i think I got them at home depot for 20 bucks for a 5 pack

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Postby Bio-Hazard » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:20 pm

That's the same as I use when I have them, the regular ones work ok as well, just need to be careful and were the correct safty gear when working............. :shock:
Wal-Marts here carry just about the full line of Dremel accy....... :mrgreen:

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Postby moon111 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:38 am

The tool I've used the most is a 1/4 grinder. Even if I'm going to be breaking out the dremel, I find removing large sections first makes things easier to work with. To put my case window in, I made the long cuts with the 1/4 grinder using a very thin blade. I used the dremel only in the corners.

The 1/4 grinder can do allot more damage to both the user and the computer. So I guess it depends on your skill level.

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Postby DaIceMan » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:47 pm

if I were doing it, I would just use a jigsaw and then a sanding/deburring wheel on the dremel... but of course, I have a jigsaw laying around. Again, if you use the dremel, be careful. Breaking a cut wheel will produce several small pieces flying all around at high speed (speaking from experience here).

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Re: steel cutting

Postby FeRaL » Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:07 am

Hole saw pure and simple. That is, if you have a drill... You can cut a near perfect hole in about 2 min with one compared to the 30+ min it would take with a dremmel.

If you really got the bucks, a hole punch/slug punch is even better but those will cost you about $300 used on ebay, 20" socket wrench and socket included...

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Re: steel cutting

Postby Bio-Hazard » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:32 am

Basic dremel skills for those poor folks out there like me................. :mrgreen:

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Re: steel cutting

Postby FeRaL » Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:27 am

Here is the be all end all of Dremal usage guides...

http://www.mnpctech.com/Dremel.html


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