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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 1:46 pm    Post subject: Guide to Tools For Case Modding Reply with quote

Another Helpful Guide by Mnpctech.com




These are the most common Tool I use for Case Modding.


THINK SAFETY FIRST!
Safety Glasses


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


Clean Cut


Video with Bill Owen using Greenlee Knock Out Punch

[youtube]NX3YbhRrOvM[/youtube]


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.


Jigsaw
Used for cutting panels and acrylic sheets. (minimum 18 teeth metal cutting blade) Black & Decker brand Jigsaws available here



Hand files
Deburring jagged edges on both plastic and metal.



Mouse Sander
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_sheet_casemod_windows1.html



This is the Honeycomb Modders Meshwe used.



PC Cable management clamps
http://www.mnpctech.com/CableClamp.html




Pop Rivet Gun
Most chassis accept 1/8” size rivets.


Metal Nibbler
Cutting case panels


Metal Tin snips
Cutting Modders Mesh & Sheet metal


Solder Gun or Pencil


Heat Gun
Heat shrink tubing, bending acrylics/plastics


More Tools, but no photos yet..

Phillips Screw drivers(variety of sizes)
Wire Stripper & Cutter
Butane Torch(for use with heat shrink tubing)
Tape Measure
Bench Vise

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Video Guide: Creating Rust Effect for PC Fan Grills & Case Mods

http://www.casemodblog.com/?p=1677

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to add a Belt Sander to my Power Tool Arsenal
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been shopping and Grizzly makes good power tools at affordable price,

Here is their line of Belt sanders I'm looking at
http://www.grizzly.com/products/category.aspx?key=550001
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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_10155_12602_00922500000P?vName=Tools+%26+Equipment&cName=Power+Tools&keyword=belt+sander

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Those are good. Practically indestructible, I've got one similar that's 30+ years old.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fussnfeathers wrote:
Those are good. Practically indestructible, I've got one similar that's 30+ years old.


Good to hear! and no terribly loud either..
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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The Gaiser and Moneual Luxury PCs fetch up to $32,000

http://www.casemodblog.com/?p=5660

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