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targettio    0

I have done a bit of modding, and water cooling, but nothing compared to some of you guys.

i have a dremel 300, which a while a go i tried to use to cut a hole for a radiator in my 3mm steel case.

I used some of the cutting wheels that came in the box and none of them could cut it. i ended up using other tools.

so my question is, which dremel cutting disc do i need to cut steel cases.

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EsaT    0

Harder steel alloys of higher of quality chassises can be quite hard to cut and shape...

Insted of "toys" you should go for good angle grinder for doing that job.

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SlackerXL    0
Harder steel alloys of higher of quality chassis can be quite hard to cut and shape...

Instead of "toys" you should go for good angle grinder for doing that job.

100% right...

use dremel reinforced disks only for the corners and detail work

it also costs less in the long run :wink:

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ID    0
Harder steel alloys of higher of quality chassis can be quite hard to cut and shape...

Instead of "toys" you should go for good angle grinder for doing that job.

100% right...

use dremel reinforced disks only for the corners and detail work

it also costs less in the long run :wink:

Very true, cutting wheels get ground down in no time if you're cutting through tough metal. An angle grinder or a jig saw work much better for larger cuts.

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targettio    0

I have both 110mm and 230mm angle grinders, but i find them to awkward to work on cases.

i used my plasma cutter instead, doesn't give the cleanest cut but it is very fast.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_cutting

I thought the problems were related to disc choice, not just that a dremel cant do it.

time to invest in a jigsaw then

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SlackerXL    0
I have both 110mm and 230mm angle grinders, but i find them to awkward to work on cases.

i suggest you try 1mm thick, 110mm inox cutting disks...

its very easy to handle and to achieve straight clean cuts.. :wink:

i used my plasma cutter instead, doesn't give the cleanest cut but it is very fast.

could you tell us a little more about it?

advantages, cost,speed?

any pics maybe :?:

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targettio    0

Cost is silly high, I don't own it, its my Dad's who uses it in his work shop. It is very fast, as you can cut 1-5mm thick steel at 10cm/sec. The one I used is hand controlled, so cutting a clean line is tricky and needs a guide, and you need to maintain a very constraint speed to get a nice edge.

Some places have machine controlled plasma cutting, and it will give similar cuts to a laser, but will also cut much thicker material.

http://www.plasma-cutter.com/

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