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Old February 27, 2010, 04:19 AM
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I did a box opening of Black & Decker's RTX Rotary Tool. It's an affordable alternative to Dremel, and it fits Dremel attachments


YouTube - Black & Decker RTX 3 Speed Rotary Tool Box Opening
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Old March 27, 2010, 03:04 PM
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My latest addition to the modding arsenal. Craftsman 8" bench top sander. I've been using the disc sander primarily, esp on acrylic and aluminum pieces.

http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_101...rd=belt+sander

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Old March 27, 2010, 03:36 PM
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those gaggets are the best fore shapening tools with the a different grit of sanpaper also.

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Old March 27, 2010, 04:33 PM
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oh thats nice... i could use that on some of my tiling jobs heh.
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Old March 29, 2010, 11:22 AM
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The el cheapo method to slicing and dicing cases



the simple way to cut circular holes in many types of materials. The 678-01 Circle Cutter & Straight Edge Guide attaches easily to the Dremel High-Speed Rotary Tool and cuts perfect circles from 3/4" to 12" in diameter

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Dremel router attachment



Includes

* Plunge router attachment
* Edge guide
* Circle cutting guide
* Mounting wrench
* Instructions

...those above plus a SET of carbide hobby bits from Princess Auto and you can go blow hole crazy.
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Cool. Dealextreme has some scary looking "hole cutter" too. It might work for aluminum but I don't think I'm going to try and find out. My 1100 series dremel is not compatible with their accessories like those above, but I have some reinforced cutting discs so I could do things the hard way I suppose. Those videos make it look easy enough, so thanks for those. I have a Lian Li so at least I can buy a replacement top or side panel if I screw things up horribly :)
McMaster won't ship to Canada anymore btw.
Anyways I'll update this post later with some more tools, there's a lot of specialized stuff I use for working on the PC.

1) Since PCs use philips screws for just about everything, I find an anti-camout ribbed screwdriver very useful. A lot of cheap case fan screws start to strip easily but this saves the day:

I prefer using a magnetic screwdriver so I use one of these bits with a special adapter to achieve this.

2) Step drill bit. Useful if you break or loose your other drill bits. Or just don't have a drill like me. I connect this to a cordless screwdriver, works fine on thin metal.


3) "T" style hand tap wrench. + manual tap bits. I don't have one of these but I can see it would be useful to be able to move or replace a threaded screw hole. Problem is I don't know what to buy, maybe you guys can post some recommendations?

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Old April 3, 2010, 05:31 AM
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Great suggestions!

If you're going to paint your chassis, it's wise to dismantle everything. You will need pop-rivets to re-assemble it after it's painted.

YouTube - Pop Rivet Guide for PC Case Modding

1/4" length Pop-rivet is used most often and size we now stock for computer cases, 1/8" diameter, Gripe range .092" - .125"

Pop Rivets For Computer Cases



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No hacksaw or fret saw? Hacksaws are great to cut bolts, rods, bars etc. and fret saws are like manual scroll saw, perfect for really fine designs.
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Good suggestion Sushi! I find myself using them to shorten machine crews a lot.
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I'm getting a lot people asking off list, Asking which size to buy for 140mm size cooling fans.

You can use a 5.5" size Hole Saw Attachment. (140mm = 5.51181")

Amazon has good selections for 5.5" "Bi-Metal" Hole Saw attachment for your Power drill, HERE

Other Hole saw attachment sizes

80mm = 3 hole saw
92mm = 3.5 hole saw
120mm = 4.5 hole saw
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