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Rotary Cutting Tool is the most versatile tool for case modding. You can cut plastics, metals, grind and polish. Dremel brand is most popular. I’ve recently opted for Black and Decker version and its been a solid performer. I hear a lot of complaints about cutting discs breaking when cutting metal. You need to use aluminum reinforced discs like these Reinforced Discs

 

 

I bought this Black & Decker Rotary tool for $39.99 at Home Depot

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Hole saw attachments for Drill (for cutting fan holes in acrylic and metal)

 

80mm = 3” hole saw

92mm = 3.5” hole saw

120mm = 4.5” hole saw

 

1.5" hole saw attachment used for making pilot hole for Greenlee knock-out punch

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Jigsaw is primarily used for cutting panels and acrylic sheets. (minimum 18 teeth metal cutting blade)

 

Black & Decker brand Jigsaws

 

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Window design cut with Jigsaw

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Cordless drill (minimum 14.4V) with bit sizes 1/16 through ½ for cutting various mounting holes and

operating hole saw attachments. Black & Decker Cordless Drills available here

You can never enough Drill bits!

 

 

Greenlee Knock out Punches (with at least 19" wrench . My 20" ¾ socket wrench was $70 and 2" socket

was $35 through MSC Supply

Greenlee PDF Catalog Page 11 Pdf file Available through

Ivan Smith

 

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Using a 120mm size Greenlee Knock out punch to make fan hole

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Clean Cut

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Roper Whitney No. 5 Jr Hand Punch kit available here

 

(for cutting fan mounting holes or enlarging existing fan mounting holes for rubber silencing grommets)

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Variety of C-clamps and spring loaded clamps (shown here)

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Mouse Sander

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12” and 24" Combination Square Rulers (aligning windows, fan holes etc)

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3M Heavy Duty Clear double sided adhesive tape #4010

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More Tool Suggestions

 

Pop Rivet Gun (removing/installing chassis rivets. most are 1/8” size)

Hand files (for deburring jagged edges on both plastic and metal)

Phillips Screw drivers (variety of sizes)

Wire Stripper / Cutter

Solder gun

Butane Torch (for use with heat shrink tubing)

Tape Measure

Metal Tin snips (Cutting Modders Mesh )

Needle Nose pliers (for bending metal)

Bench Vise

Rubber Mallet (for bending and shaping sheet metal)

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And spend more in tools than the system! I think I have a couple of .99 screwdivers. Are Dremel's hard to use? Be gentle, I have zero mechanical skills besides assembling a computer, which I can do with my eyes closed.

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And spend more in tools than the system! I think I have a couple of .99 screwdivers. Are Dremel's hard to use? Be gentle, I have zero mechanical skills besides assembling a computer, which I can do with my eyes closed.
Dremels and there like are very easy to use, and can be used for all types of jobs around the house. A must buy.

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