Tool for cutting into my case?

PrestonZX

PrestonZX

TwinturboZX Owner
#1
I'm wanting to install a window in my case. Is it better to use a nibbling tool or a Dremel? I want a clean cut and heard the nibbling tool would be better, but I already have a Dremel.

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Todd a

Todd a

New Member
#2
I used a drip for a pilot hole and a fine toothed metal cutting blade in a regular jig-saw. I taped off everything so I would not scrath things up and cut from the back side so the burs were on the inside of the case. Cleaned ut up with a file and installed the window kit just fine on two of my computers.

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crane

crane

flaccid member
#3
I used a nibbler on mine, worked slick. No distortion, no noise and easy to make curves,90's and circles. One problem ....its not fun and you'll grow tired of it easily.
The Dremel will work also...if you like loud noises, flying debris and going through 5 ea. cutting disks.
Also never heard of anyone putting their eye out with a nibbler.

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NewBlackDak

NewBlackDak

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#4
PLASMA CUTTER

I used on the frame of my truck, why not on my CPU case? LMAO


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He's an Asshole too sir. Gunners Mate First Class Phllip Asshole

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dfgsd

New Member
#5
i used a nibbler on my case. it is a very thick case and i did 3 120mm holes....my hand sure was hurting afterwards...but it did make much cleaner holes than a dremel would. the choice is urs but you have to be patient with a nibbler.
 
karlwb

karlwb

New Member
#6
Is there anybody near you that can do laser cutting?


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heks1

heks1

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#7
where did you guys buy your nibblers at?

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dfgsd

New Member
#8
radio shack carries them....of course they seem kinda cheap though....my first one broke so i returned it. but it is like 7 dollars or something i think.
 
crane

crane

flaccid member
#9
Mine was $9.99 @ Radio Shack, but then, this is Ca. Wore my nibbler out cutting heatsinks up,heh.
Get some rubber hose and slide it over the tools handles,makes for a more comfortable nibble.


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Toolbox

Quantum Physics
#10
I brought my chrome case to a machine shop and asked them to cut holes that I marked with a pencil... they used a water-jet! The cut is so clean, it didn't need any sanding down! I love that thing but it probably costs a few thousand dollars!
 
hastx

hastx

New Member
#11
I agree, for the absolute fastest, cleanest way to cut a shape in anything, find a shop with waterjet. It is far superior to any other cutting mehtod because there is no heat, and you wont have to ruin the finish to provide for conductivity.
 
CrazyyWolf

CrazyyWolf

Incredible Member
#12
can someone show me a picture of this nibbler?

I have no idea what it is!

Grrrrrrrrrrr


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PrestonZX

PrestonZX

TwinturboZX Owner
#14
I finally got a window intalled in my case using the nibbler. This tool takes some time but does a great job!

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