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These are the most common Tool I use for Case Modding.
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Respirator Mask with canister filters
Use when sanding, painting or using any hazardous chemicals
Rotary Cutting Tool
The most versatile tool for case modding. You can cut plastics, metals, grind and polish. Dremel brand is most popular. Black & Decker and Craftsman versions are also popular.
Dremel Techniques For Case Modding, Part 1
Dremel Techniques For Case Modding, Part 2
I hear a lot of complaints about cutting discs breaking when cutting metal. You need to use aluminum reinforced discs like these Reinforced Dremel Cutting Discs
Reinforced 1.5" Dremel Cutting Discs. Available here
Cordless Power drill
Minimum volts recommened 14.4V) with bit sizes 1/16 through ½ for cutting various mounting holes and
operating hole saw attachments. DeWalt brand power tools
Hole saw attachments for Drill
For cutting fan holes in acrylic and metal.
80mm = 3” hole saw
92mm = 3.5” hole saw
120mm = 4.5” hole saw
Video Guide To Using Hole Saw Attachments For PC Modding
[b]Greenlee Knock out Punches
Greenlee part # 730EBB-120
Last time I inquired, they were around $450 in the states + Large 3/4" socket wrench, and 2" socket. I wouldn't use anything less than 19" long socket wrench. Estimated purchase price of $550 new.
Threaded shaft of Knock-out punch
Knock-out punch blade
Ready to cut hole.
You need leverage. Using 19" Socket wrench to draw in knock-out punch balde
Video with Bill Owen using Greenlee Knock Out Punch
Roper Whitney No. 5 Jr Hand Punch kit available here
Hand punch (estimate $60 new)
(for cutting fan mounting holes or enlarging existing fan mounting holes for rubber silencing grommets
Hand Punch makes clean fan screw holes. No deburring.
Used for cutting panels and acrylic sheets. (minimum 18 teeth metal cutting blade) Black & Decker brand Jigsaws available here
Deburring jagged edges on both plastic and metal.
Sanding body filler. Prep case panels for paint.
12” and 24" Combination Square Rulers
Aligning windows, fan holes etc
Scotch Clear double sided adhesive tape #4010
Acoustical Sound Proofing Sheets for your PC
colored sheets of cast acrylic for window mods
http://www.mnpctech.com/colored_acrylic ... dows1.html
This is the Honeycomb Modders Mesh
PC Cable management clamps
Pop Rivet Gun
Most chassis accept 1/8” size rivets.
Cutting case panels
Metal Tin snips
Cutting Modders Mesh & Sheet metal
Solder Gun or Pencil
Heat shrink tubing, bending acrylics/plastics
More Tools, but no photos yet..
Phillips Screw drivers
(variety of sizes)
Wire Stripper & Cutter
(for use with heat shrink tubing)