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Old August 15, 2007, 12:04 PM
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They come with a pilot hole drill bit already. At least mine does. The drill bit sticks out a bit further than the actual hole saw, so it drills the pilot hole, then the hole saw chews away.
Incorrect. For a bit the size of a hole saw you will usually need to center punch the middle to allow the bit to stay centered. If you don't have a center punch then you have to drill a series of smaller pilot holes to allow the drill to stay centered and not wander.
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Old August 15, 2007, 01:21 PM
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@frost, Nice mod, however isn't that side fan "grill" a tad restrictive. Looks like very little air would get by.

I actually removed the fan and put that on the antec 900 case (side panel), but yes it is a littel restrictive, but I went through 3 pieces before I got that one right, so its stayin liike it is..... LOL,,,
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Old August 15, 2007, 02:01 PM
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Incorrect. For a bit the size of a hole saw you will usually need to center punch the middle to allow the bit to stay centered. If you don't have a center punch then you have to drill a series of smaller pilot holes to allow the drill to stay centered and not wander.
Hmm, well never had an issue with my ~80mm one.
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Old August 15, 2007, 02:34 PM
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Incorrect. For a bit the size of a hole saw you will usually need to center punch the middle to allow the bit to stay centered. If you don't have a center punch then you have to drill a series of smaller pilot holes to allow the drill to stay centered and not wander.
Yes and no, I use hole saws on a regular basis, construction worker, yes a pilot hole does help , the key is to not try and go full bore with your speed right out of the gate, ease into it, if it skips all over then you are doing it wrong, acrylic isn't a super hard substance here. Steel or metal will require a pilot hole.
If you really want to do it right throw it into a drill press.
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oh well, actually my plan is to make a sidepanel window (after i got 2 kinds of transparent window, a arcylic and one fiber glass. same size and thickness). since i have to make a big hole in my sidepanel, im worried to make it not perfect smooth or square shape with curve on each edge.
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i tried ones, but after i make a hole for my 1200mm fan, my sidepanel went to garbage after i shake my hands and let the drill go wherever it wants. bTW is that the case that you modded in your avatar?
I didn't modded much of that case you see in my avatar. It's mine yes but i bought it all build for a sh!t load of money, from USA.

Are old are you m8 ? It's should be pretty much easy for anybody "in age" i should say to get a jigsaw and make that big hole on your side-panel. You cover the side-panel with masking tape, drill some small holes on each corners so that you can fit in the jigsaw's blade and you cut away from 1 drill hole to the other. You try to make it as straight as possible and your done! It's pretty easy. I admit that for some ppls it can be relatively hard to make straight cuts but at least, you'll have experienced what it's like. And it's always better to have a custom case that yourself you have customized
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