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 Post subject: best dremel bit
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:15 pm 
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What is the best dremel bit to use to cut out a window? The fiberglass one looks like its to brutal but the composite wheels look like they wouldn't last. What should I use? I even have dental bits (not sure why they would help but I thought I might just throw that out there)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:21 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: best dremel bit
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:50 pm 
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godhammer wrote:
What is the best dremel bit to use to cut out a window?
To cut out the metal to insert a window, use the sanding drums. Draw out the template where you want to have the window, then remove the metal within 1/8 or so of that line with whatever method you like. It can be sloppy at this point, just don't bend the metal getting all crazy.

Once you have a big nasty hole *insert ex joke here*, use the sanding drum and finetune your line. You may even not get that close to your line with a dremel, and just finish it off by hand using 80 grit and a sanding block to keep a straight line.


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 Post subject: Re: best dremel bit
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:51 pm 
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I have an older case made with magnesium

Are you sure about that one? I can't think of anyone who would make a case from magnesium of all things.

As for the window, I know its not part of the question, but I always use a jigsaw. Its much faster and easier than dremeling it, then I finish off with some large grit sandpaper and dremel sanding drums. If you're set on the dremel, either of the bits will do, you can always grind things down if they bite off too much.


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Are you sure about that one? I can't think of anyone who would make a case from magnesium of all things.


Tell that to Steven Jobs. In 1986, he founded the NeXT computer Company. The NeXT Cube was made from magnesium.

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Cut with anything...finish with the drum. hell, he can chew through the thing for all it matters.

I gave the worse case scenerio with the info we had. And it's been my experience that an 1/8" can get knocked down right quick with a dremel on medium. I'd also say 1/16", but like you said...how much leaway should the person handle? Big buffer zone there.

And on the plastic, sure it melts. but the slag hardens real quick and it just fall off. Melting isn't so bad really. I hit the bezel with the dremel, and it really doesn't start slicing until it heats up, then it just goes like butter. Besides, not many side panels are plastic. Run of the mill cases use metal of some type (sure bezels are plastic, but who puts windows in bezels?)

If he uses the sanding drum at 1/4 throttle, it'll finish off that nasty hole I discribed fairly easily. And ya...he could have a 2 speed or something. If that's the case, get a regular corded variable dremel.


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Grump wrote:
Tell that to Steven Jobs. In 1986, he founded the NeXT computer Company. The NeXT Cube was made from magnesium.


Now that you say that I remember reading it in the NeXT archives, those were some cool machines. Leave it up to Jobs to make a weird case (coff, iMac)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 7:44 pm 
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Magnesium you say, I did an experminet with that stuff, if you heat it up with a burner it will react with the oxygen it the air to for Mg2O, any way once you get it going it will decompose into a a dustlike form. Its really sweet to watch.


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Delta class fire? That's why you wanted to push burning aircraft off the deck and not try to put it out in the older days. It can continue to burn through the deck and can end a carrier's life span. Fun fact eh?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:01 am 
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Yeah, back when we had the pyro science teacher he played with it a lot... He killed a few sets of tongs and desktops doing it though, man that stuff burns hot. That was a fun science class :lol:


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