Guide to Tools For Case Modding

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Guide to Tools For Case Modding

Postby Mnpctech.com » Wed May 20, 2009 1:46 pm

Another Helpful Guide by Mnpctech.com

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


THINK SAFETY FIRST!
Safety Glasses
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Respirator Mask with canister filters
Use when sanding, painting or using any hazardous chemicals
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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.
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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

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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.
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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.
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Threaded shaft of Knock-out punch
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Knock-out punch blade
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Ready to cut hole.
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You need leverage. Using 19" Socket wrench to draw in knock-out punch balde
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Clean Cut
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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)
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(for cutting fan mounting holes or enlarging existing fan mounting holes for rubber silencing grommets)
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Hand Punch makes clean fan screw holes. No deburring.
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Jigsaw
Used for cutting panels and acrylic sheets. (minimum 18 teeth metal cutting blade) Black & Decker brand Jigsaws available here
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Hand files
Deburring jagged edges on both plastic and metal.
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Mouse Sander
Sanding body filler. Prep case panels for paint.
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12” and 24" Combination Square Rulers
Aligning windows, fan holes etc
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Scotch Clear double sided adhesive tape #4010

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Acoustical Sound Proofing Sheets for your PC

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colored sheets of cast acrylic for window mods

http://www.mnpctech.com/colored_acrylic ... dows1.html

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This is the Honeycomb Modders Meshwe used.

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

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Pop Rivet Gun
Most chassis accept 1/8” size rivets.
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Metal Nibbler
Cutting case panels
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Metal Tin snips
Cutting Modders Mesh & Sheet metal
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Solder Gun or Pencil
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Heat Gun
Heat shrink tubing, bending acrylics/plastics
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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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Postby Mnpctech.com » Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:48 am

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

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

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:05 pm

I need to add a Belt Sander to my Power Tool Arsenal
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Postby Mnpctech.com » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:58 am

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/categor ... key=550001
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Postby Mnpctech.com » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:11 pm

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_ ... elt+sander

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Postby fussnfeathers » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:00 pm

Those are good. Practically indestructible, I've got one similar that's 30+ years old.
Faster than the speed of snot

and for the million hours that we were....well I'll smile and remember them all, then I'll turn and go....
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Postby Mnpctech.com » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:39 am

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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Postby Mnpctech.com » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:30 pm

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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Postby Mnpctech.com » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:47 am

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

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

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