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    What type of dremmel bit to use?

    What type of dremmel bit would you or have you used to modify a case? I have a Lian-Li PC60 that I want to cut the fan grills out of it. I've used a dremmel before on other things and it has walked on me and I sure don't want to scratch this case. Thanks for your help.

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    Re: What type of dremmel bit to use?

    Aviation snips are better, Dremels are good for some things but not cutting holes in your case - IMHO.

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    Re: What type of dremmel bit to use?

    Reinforced cut off disks to remove the material and then a grinding stone bit to smooth out the cut. You can try tape or something similar in the same area you're cutting to reduce the damage if the bit does move, but in all seriousness the bit will only walk if you don't hold it correctly or jump if it's worked in the wrong direction and gets caught on material.

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    Re: What type of dremmel bit to use?

    Agree with Szandor 100% on the snips.

    You could probably cut out 10 or more side windows with snips in the time
    it would take to do one with a Dremel. It can be useful for removing the burrs from the
    snip cuts. Though a file works just as well too.
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    Re: What type of dremmel bit to use?

    You can grab them cheap at Wal-Mart or Lowes & the like. Get a set, for left, right & straight cuts.

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    Re: What type of dremmel bit to use?

    Thanks, I'm going by Lowes now. I want to work on the case tonight.

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    Question Re: What type of dremmel bit to use?

    Quote Originally Posted by stepberg
    Thanks, I'm going by Lowes now. I want to work on the case tonight.
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    Re: What type of dremmel bit to use?

    I'm a huge Dremel fan. I used the Dremel® Cutting Bit (560) to cut the holes in my Tsunami. I then used the barrell sand bit to clean it up. I used a non-permanent marker to make the outline so I could wipe it off when done. Dremel cut the metal like butter. Steady hand and glasses are all that is needed...oh and some big Cohones.

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    Re: What type of dremmel bit to use?

    i dremelled my side window, never again! tin snips for large cutting.

    as far as fan holes go, if there is a center hole i use 3" holesaw, if not i use cutting disc. clean up either with barrel sanding/file.
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    Re: What type of dremmel bit to use?

    If you have a corded Drill then get a Hole Saw it's just a bit with a drum the size of the hole you want with teeth. I popped a 120 mm on the top and 80mm in da back as well as a 120mm on da side.

    you can see some of the cut outs from the 80mm next to ashtray, dremel grinder bit to smooth out the edges cuz they will be like razor sharp, 2 of those cut outs double as throwing stars !!

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    Re: What type of dremmel bit to use?

    Quote Originally Posted by majorblunts
    If you have a corded Drill then get a Hole Saw it's just a bit with a drum the size of the hole you want with teeth. I popped a 120 mm on the top and 80mm in da back as well as a 120mm on da side.

    you can see some of the cut outs from the 80mm next to ashtray, dremel grinder bit to smooth out the edges cuz they will be like razor sharp, 2 of those cut outs double as throwing stars !!
    I just bumped in here and saw your case and I think you did a nice job. I am just wondering, when you installed the 120 mm fan on the side, is it over the CPU or video card and has the temperature in your case dropped since adding the addional fans.

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    Re: What type of dremmel bit to use?

    I don't really have a preference when it comes to using a Dremel, av snips, or a holesaw. I use what I feel I can get the most out of, depending on what I want to do, and where on the case it is to be done.

    For cutting with a Dremel, the #426 Fiber-Reinforced HD Cutoff discs. 1st sanding, the fine grit sanding drums, then a jewelers' file kit...

    For holesaw, av snips, and drill/scroll saw usage, the same on the sanding/filing down...

    If I can get in there with one tool but not the other, guess which one I'm gonna use...
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    Re: What type of dremmel bit to use?

    For long cuts, like for a window, I use a jigsaw with a fine toothed blade. Anything else, Dremel with fiberglass reinforced cutting wheels. At full speed, they chew through steel quick. I've not had good experience with cutting aluminum with a Dremel though, so if you're case is made of that, I don't know what to suggest. Plasma torch?

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    Re: What type of dremmel bit to use?

    Jig saw - - Yes, a fine tooth blade is essential.
    Any old metal blade won't do. Should be around 32-36 TPI (teeth per inch) for thin sheet metal.
    FYI ..... I've found the Bosch blue HSS blades to be worth the small extra cost for durability.

    P. S. - fine tooth blades are good for cutting plexi also. The smaller teeth don't grab
    as much.
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