What Is The Best Way To Cut Existing Case Fan Guards/Grills?

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What Is The Best Way To Cut Existing Case Fan Guards/Grills?

Post by Major_A » Sat May 02, 2009 12:55 am

Just bought a new case (Antec Three Hundred). I don't like LEDs or side windows so this case is fine for what I wanted. The side panel has an intake ready for a 120MM fan but I honestly don't like existing case grills. I have two hole saws (80MM and a 92MM) that I usually use to remove the precut grills. However, I don't feel like shelling out the money for what Lowes/Home Depot wants for a Bi-Metal 120MM hole saw. What is the easiest method to remove the existing grills on the case?

Here is a picture of the side (I don't have the case yet, I found these images on the net).
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Here is the filter that I bought to use as the fan guard.
http://www.bestbyteinc.com/index.html?s ... AN-AFG-12B

The rear case fan I plan on using a run of the mill wire grill.
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Run of the mill wire grill.

The case has two front intake fans.
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I don't plan on running any sort of grill here. I don't foresee anyone sticking a finger in any either of these fans.

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Re: What Is The Best Way To Cut Existing Case Fan Guards/Grills?

Post by Alathald » Sat May 02, 2009 9:08 am

Easiest way is a dremel. You could probably use nippers but you'd end up with jagged edges.
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Re: What Is The Best Way To Cut Existing Case Fan Guards/Grills?

Post by Major_A » Sat May 02, 2009 12:24 pm

I'll try to track down a Dremel. If I can't I guess I I'll have to use some wire cutters and a metal file to smooth the edges.

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Re: What Is The Best Way To Cut Existing Case Fan Guards/Grills?

Post by jedihobbit » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:01 pm

So what did you end up doing? Hope you managed to aquire a dremel......... :)
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Re: What Is The Best Way To Cut Existing Case Fan Guards/Grills?

Post by Major_A » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:36 pm

Nope, wire cutters. About a month after doing the cutting I broke down and bought a Dremel.

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