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    Best case modding tool?

    I am wondering if anyone out there is using a rotozip for case modding and how well it works. I am in need of a tool for some case modding and am debating between it and a dremmel.
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    heh...just sometime ago I asked a similiar question...

    From what ive gathered, the jig-saw is the one to get if all you want is to cut windows in your casing...youll need a drill to get both to work together...the jig saw cuts windows much faster than a rotary tool...

    If cutting drilling buffing wood metal plastic is what ur gona do then you should get the dremmel or similiar tools as these are more versitile but they seems to take forever to get huge windows cut out...and their bits wear out fast too...

    Im still considering on which to get now...

    Hope this helps...
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    The Roto-Zip tools are much tougher than the Drumel tools and will likely cut much faster, but the jig-saw is still likely the best tool. The only time you mght have trouble is if you are cutting a tight turn (less than 1" radious). A fine toothed metal cutting blade makes nice cuts very quickly. I've used them for cutting off factory grills, hacking an AT case to an ATX, cutting windows and blow holes, and cutting off factory grills. A metal file also helfs to clean off any burs, but sand paper will work too. A drill is nice for drilling holes for fan screws and starter holes for the jig-saw. You can also use a drill for cutting blow holes if you want to buy a hole saw. You usually need a good drill and it is not really worth it unless you are making lots of holes.
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    $9.99 Nibbling tool from Radio Shack is a good window/case mod tool. No flying debris, no noise. Lots of patience required, but I like em so much I bought 2.
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    Thx for the input. Seems that im even more torn over what to get than i was before. Gonna have to put some more thought into this to decide what ill end up with.
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    I usually end up borrowing a friends' industrial tin snips to cut odd shapes or chassis fan holes rather than using his Dremel ...
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    Cheers.

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