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Reaper2794 January 7, 2013 02:38 PM

Need help with modding basics/tools :3
 
Hey guys. I need to buy some tools to start my modding work. Dremel, a heatgun and a jigsaw are the basics.

Also what bits are useful?

Any certain models, types, things I should be aware of?

Thanks for your time in advance

sswilson January 7, 2013 02:43 PM

Dremel tools are easy... generally they come with everything you need, but if not, Princess Auto or Canadian Tire have kits which include everything you'll ever imagine needing for bits. What you will probably need to replace are the circular cutting wheels, they break easily.

On top of all that, do yourself a favour and buy yourself a set of both standard and jewelers' files. Much easier to come up with a nice clean edge/cut when you cut "long" and then file down to size.

Reaper2794 January 7, 2013 03:04 PM

Well Im located in the US. Is a dremel ok for window mods? I want a clean cut.

sswilson January 7, 2013 03:07 PM

As I suggested, a Dremel will cut fine, but if you want the best possible clean edge you'll use the dremmel for a rough cut and then file the edge down to a clean line.

Hooded January 7, 2013 03:13 PM

For your Dremel make sure you get the Dremel EZ Lock Kit | Canadian Tire for cutting disks. Note alot of people just buy the cheap job mate version for $15 and Dremel bits.

You might want to add a power drill and drill index.

SugarJ January 7, 2013 03:17 PM

I find a jigsaw with a 24 tpi blade works better than a dremel for large cuts. You'll still need to file when done.

clg January 7, 2013 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hooded (Post 682889)
For your Dremel make sure you get the Dremel EZ Lock Kit | Canadian Tire for cutting disks. Note alot of people just buy the cheap job mate version for $15 and Dremel bits.

You might want to add a power drill and drill index.

I have the Dremel brand EZ Lock discs for harder materials, but for most things I use this kit I got for $25. 500-pc kit which if you bought everything Dremel brand would run you hundreds upon hundreds. Their tooling is better yes, but for most stuff the cheaper bits will suffice.

Mastercraft Rotary Bits Set, 500-pc | Canadian Tire

Do you have all the basic hand tools? I know myself I need to get pin disconnectors. Invest in a good pair of wire strippers and a crimper as well.

Hooded January 7, 2013 04:13 PM

Just don't get the job mate bits the wear out in no time or just break before use.

ZZLEE January 11, 2013 10:24 PM

Look
 
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...ighlight=tools


still say it needs a sticky

Pabz0r545 January 12, 2013 07:37 AM

A riveter will come handy for case modding. They are very cheap at Canadian tire or any hardware store. About 10-20 bucks.


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