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    What do you use to cut wiith ?

    Right at the mo am trying to cut a 120mm hole in the front for the mounting of the fan the thing is using the cuttinsg disks is taking ages and getting me no where fast......so i was wondering what other tools i could use to cut with ?

    would a diamond cutting wheel be any better ? a jigsaw ????

    this is the 2nd blow hole that i bodged now so am looking for some help on this ......

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    Jigsaw all the way... faster and neater...

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    What blade do you recomend ?



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    As fine a blade as possible, choose a blade made for metals for cutting metals or plastic.. Fine teeth mean fine cuts!

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    I use a Black and Decker (dremel copy) with reinforced cutting discs. If you haven't used these, they're bigger than the normal disks, black, and shiny.

    When cutting a 120mm blowhole, I usually cheat and stick a cd onto where I'm cutting, then use that as a guide. Make sure the cd is in the right place before you start (just like when you use a drawn template).

    Some might recommend a 114mm holesaw/arbor drillbit, but I haven't had the chance to try one of those yet.

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    Was trying to use a 114mm holesaw but it would not cut into the surface.....thats another story

    I got the reinforce cutting disk's for the drem takes 2 to 3 to do the job tbh....might give the jigsaw a whirl

    just curently donwhearted about the mess made to the case just wondering if i can save it
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    i hv a carp dremmel copy (commo drills!! )

    but with the addition of a 40mm diamond coated cutting disc it does the job!

    btw the disc and spinndle only cost £3

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    I use a Dremel and fine cutting Discs

    I nomally break 3+ in the process depending what i'm
    cutting.

    If you worrying about using lots of discs pop into your
    local B&Q they do them in containers of 40ish.

    That way you can be a little more heavy handed and get
    the job done quicker

    But stop when the Drill gets hot

    You find the key to Dremelling is the speed, they are designed
    to go fast I've seen a cutting disc vanish in front of my eyes
    in a matter of seconds.

    You just need practice, i'm still learning the art myself and
    i've had mine ages well this is number 2 burn't the first one
    out

    My fav method is to start from the center make several cuts
    outwards then chop accross the top of each so removing most
    of the center then work on removing the rest this is where
    the other Dremel bits help but I tend to use the cutting discs still
    and slowly edge away the metal till its where I want it.

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    Holesaw all the way... quick, neat, & minimal finishing required

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    I used my powerdrill with an attachment, then did a quick smooth sand afterwards, nicest blow-hole cut i've ever seen!
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    I use a B&Q dremel clone.

    I wouldnt mind trying a hole saw though. Gives the best results i think.

    Dremel is good though.

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    This is what I use (BTW, it doesn' t need electricity )
    It works great for Alu, it's a little harder for steel.


    When you're used to it you can make almost prefect holes:




    My whole rad intake shroud has been cut that way:






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    OMG dude that is extremely sweet, very very neat. You must have one steady hand. Also I love the idea for mounting the rad, taking cool air from outside the box and blowing it through the rad, and back out the back, not affecting the airflow in the case in any way. Very sweet. Any reason for the two holes in it though?

    BTW where did you get the star bolts from? Are they M3 or M4?

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    Originally posted by Caged
    OMG dude that is extremely sweet, very very neat. You must have one steady hand. Also I love the idea for mounting the rad, taking cool air from outside the box and blowing it through the rad, and back out the back, not affecting the airflow in the case in any way. Very sweet. Any reason for the two holes in it though?

    BTW where did you get the star bolts from? Are they M3 or M4?

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    I used that type of saw years ago when I was doing RC boats and planes to cut wood and plastics. With the appropriate blade you can cut easily alu. Don't rush, don't push, just let the blade cut mm by mm.

    The two holes are needed to acces the lower two screws that hold the shroud to the radiator...

    They are M4 "Allen" screws. (I think they are one of the less ugly screws)

    Edit: I'm looking for M3 ones for my 240x128 LCD but I can't find them...

    CD
    Last edited by Turbokeu; 15-08-2003 at 03:18 PM.

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    Yep, that's one VERY clean job ya did there Turbokeu !!
    I wish I could get my handywork as good as that?!

    Respect to ya !!
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    Turbokeu, your post has been very helpful. Any idea whether that coping saw would work well with acrylic? The advantage is that it's slower than a jigsaw, so presumably less chance of melting the plastic.

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