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Old January 12, 2013, 07:57 AM
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A jigsaw will definitely work better for larger cuts. Just make sure you get the proper blades for metal.
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:06 PM
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Alright so for side windows, basically use drill to cut a hole, then the jigsaw to cut the metal and then file to perfection?

Or...?

I'm gonna be buying a dremel but from what I understand, drilling a hole, jigsaw and then filing the remaining bit is the way to go?
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:28 PM
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Alright so for side windows, basically use drill to cut a hole, then the jigsaw to cut the metal and then file to perfection?

Or...?

I'm gonna be buying a dremel but from what I understand, drilling a hole, jigsaw and then filing the remaining bit is the way to go?
first one is the best option

Mask the Side panel first for protection from scratches

dremeling out a large window in thick metal would take 20-50 discs and not as straight as a jigsaw
and of course file to perfection
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Old January 14, 2013, 12:36 AM
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How does the masking tape protect from scratches?

and protect yourself, or the metal? I've been meaning to ask about that.
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Old January 14, 2013, 12:50 AM
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you wouldn't want the metal base of the jigsaw scratching the door
as your pushing it around

or scratch the corners

Ive used a bucket to cut on top of
and wear goggles
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Old January 14, 2013, 12:55 AM
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ah ok, I'm 18, I think the only time I used a jigsaw was when I was around 13 or so haha
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Old January 14, 2013, 07:51 AM
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Maximum PC has a great article on case modding and case modding tools, you may want to check it out.

Modders Toolkit: Everything You Need to Make Kick-Ass Custom Case Mods - Page 1 | Maximum PC
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Old January 14, 2013, 08:16 AM
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you wouldn't want the metal base of the jigsaw scratching the door
as your pushing it around

or scratch the corners

Ive used a bucket to cut on top of
and wear goggles
thats why they invented painters masking tape

tape off the area(2 layers) and mark out your cut route
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Old January 14, 2013, 08:33 AM
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A jigsaw will definitely work better for larger cuts. Just make sure you get the proper blades for metal.
very extra fine and max TPI rating or

Carbide (grit) but need a varible speed saw to run slow and water to cool blade


for a clean cut

or fastest cut a hole inside of cut out and use tin snips to cut hole then dremel edges smooth with tube sander or hand file then wet paper on file to polish edge

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Old January 14, 2013, 10:48 AM
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ah ok, I'm 18, I think the only time I used a jigsaw was when I was around 13 or so haha
In that case don't forget to get yourself a pair of safety goggles. Even though modding can be seen as a casual thing safety comes first! Don't want a little shaving of metal in your eye it's far different from hair or dust. :P
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