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Modding Whats the best way to Cut through a metal PC case?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by madmodder, 28 Sep 2004.

  1. madmodder

    madmodder New Member

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    I've just got an old Tower case in a job lot of old PC gear and I want to do a bit of modding on it...whats the best way to cut holes in it to add acrylic windows? And where can I get the Acrlic panels from?
     
  2. Enak

    Enak Also known as Kane

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    If it's steel then cutting is not too easy as it is a hard material. Aluminium is easier.

    Cut with a Jigsaw, dremel or pretty much any cutting tool really. Down to preference mainly!

    Talk to a plastic supplier for acryilic. Also sold in Hardware stores (B&Q, Homebase, etc.)
     
  3. hed420

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    I had good results with a dremel :rock: with great details and it was my first time using it. I used the small standard cutting wheels. My side panel is made of steel so I ended up using well over 50 cutting wheels. They break all the time so wear safety gogles. Home Depot sells clear plexi/lexan glass for about $15.00 for a 24" X 72" X 1/8" sheet. I'm still looking for UV reactive plexi glass. :wallbash:
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  4. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

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    a laser, attached to the head of a dolphin!
     
  5. madmodder

    madmodder New Member

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    I'm sure the RSPCA would have something to say about that.. :D
     
  6. Mord

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    I heard somewhere the urine of a blind man can cut through lead.
     
  7. madmodder

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    Sounds like a bit of a UL to me...if his urine could cut through lead I'd hate to be blind and go for a piss!!!! :eeek:
     
  8. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    When cutting through metal, ALWAYS wear gloves and goggles. :dremel: It sparks something fierce.
     
  9. madmodder

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    Some good common sense advice from Nexxo there! :thumb: You heard the man kids! Stay Safe :rock:
     
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    :idea: or you could just close your eyes
     
  11. Wesker

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    You wouldnt be able to see yourself cutting your finger off then...
     
  12. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    ...which is just as well, if you can't stand the sight of blood. :D
     
  13. SteveyG

    SteveyG Electromodder

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    A jigsaw is by far the better tool to cut through a metal PC case.

    Only use a dremel for small cutting jobs where a jigsaw would be impractical.
     

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