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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:18 pm 
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I have a cooler master CM Stacker 832 case with a removable Mobo tray. I want to cut holes into the tray to help with cable routing. Any suggestions for a tool to use for clean and efficient cuts to this. The Mobo tray is one of the thickest aluminum parts that Ive seen.


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http://www.dremel.com/en-US/Pages/default.aspx


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If you want to just make round cuts, a drill and a good hole bit or hole saw is easier then a dremel IMHO. Otherwise, use a dremel.


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The title for this thread had me scared for a second...


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A Rotozipwould be better than a Dremel tool IMHO. Lowes and Home Depot have basic kits for under $60 I think. These things end up being used in so many different areas of the house that buying it for modding your computer will quickly turn you into a Rotozippin fool with other stuff that needs doing. :lol: :wink:


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I tried initially to use a dremel. I bought a 1.6v unit at lowes with goes to 35,000 and it really didn't cut efficiently. Should I use a cutting wheel instead of a diamond bit? The guy at Lowes suggested the diamond bit and I ate through that quickly.


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Quakindude wrote:
A Rotozipwould be better than a Dremel tool IMHO. Lowes and Home Depot have basic kits for under $60 I think. These things end up being used in so many different areas of the house that buying it for modding your computer will quickly turn you into a Rotozippin fool with other stuff that needs doing. :lol: :wink:


OMG! New Toy to buy tomorrow!!!!! ;)


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Danthrax66 wrote:
The title for this thread had me scared for a second...
It did, I was about to say WTF R U DOIN?

OP, this is overkill for your situation but if you have need for different sided holes: http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-49-22-4 ... 458&sr=1-5

Other than that, depending on what you want to do the cheapest and most versatile is going to be a jigsaw with a handful of good metal cutting blades and a good set of clamps.


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kazidd wrote:
I tried initially to use a dremel. I bought a 1.6v unit at lowes with goes to 35,000 and it really didn't cut efficiently. Should I use a cutting wheel instead of a diamond bit? The guy at Lowes suggested the diamond bit and I ate through that quickly.


Using a Dremel Tool, you need to use cut off wheels. You'll go through them fast, but they are much more effective at this type of thing than the diamond bits are. And cheaper!

If only you'd have bought the rotozip tool.

And SC, you're gonna LOVE that thing. You'll find yourself making up projects just to use it! Or if you already have enough projects, you'll want to send me your first born for pointing it out.

I love my Dremel, have two or three of them, but that rotozip is the shit.


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kazidd wrote:
I tried initially to use a dremel. I bought a 1.6v unit at lowes with goes to 35,000 and it really didn't cut efficiently. Should I use a cutting wheel instead of a diamond bit? The guy at Lowes suggested the diamond bit and I ate through that quickly.


That is't the Dremel's fault. You used the wrong attachment.


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When using any rotary tool, whether Dremel, Craftsman, w/e, USE THE REINFORCED CUTOFF WHEELS. I cannot stress that enough. Trust me when I say that it will save you a LOT of headache and money, and they're horrendously inexpensive any more. I bought a ton at a flea market of all places for dirt cheap and have been using the same 1 wheel for awhile now. There's a world of difference, trust me, between those and the regular ones. I have the CM Stacker 830 myself, and I am just in too much awe at the beauty of this thing to bother cutting into it. The design, with the standoffs and the alignment of the I/O plate and expansion ports provides just barely enough room for you to snake most all the necessary cables n such through. If you wish, I'm sure I can post pix of how I have my setup done. Took me an entire night to do it, and the HW really isn't anything to be admired, but I think I did a great job with it regardless. Also, no, I'm not trying to hijack this thread, just letting you know that I have an example if you wish to see it. There's only a slightly minor difference between the 830 and 832, and it's on the exterior.


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You need round holes in sheetmetal? Just use a simple drill, and a Unibit (AKA 'step drill'.) A Unibit is fantastic for its ability to make clean, burr-free holes, and without snagging on its way thru. You use one just one time, and you'll wonder how you got thru life without it. ;)

Oh, and: seconded as to the scary thread title. :shock:
Mebbe want to change that?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:15 pm 
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Thanks for all the help. I used a reinforced rotary cutting wheel for the dremel and it worked like magic!


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Did you snap any pix? I'd like to see em, as we all would I think, if they were taken.


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Ill grab some Pics and post them


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:47 pm 
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Danthrax66 wrote:
The title for this thread had me scared for a second...


Same lol


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