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cy
01-13-02, 06:28 PM
How did you guys put a hole through the side of the case? What tools did u guys use? ;)

Grimson
01-13-02, 06:39 PM
I believe alot of ppl use a dremel.

m4a2t0t
01-13-02, 07:12 PM
little blurry, i use these tools to mod plus a dewalt cordless drill(12V&18V)
http://m4a2t0t.homestead.com/files/computer/Tools.jpg

i have a 76mm(3in) hole saw also,u need a drill too

used the hole saw on this,only a little sanding needed to get all the sharp edges off
http://m4a2t0t.homestead.com/files/computer/Hole.JPG

cy
01-13-02, 11:23 PM
do u know of any other way without using those? :)

m4a2t0t
01-14-02, 03:41 AM
not that i can think of.

do u have a drill,can u borrow one? the hole saw is only like $15 and the arbor is another $10

if u only need a 80mm hole the see the hole saws that size with a arbor

RoundEye
01-14-02, 08:34 AM
Originally posted by cy
do u know of any other way without using those? :)

I use a jig-saw. You have to have a bit of practice to make a good hole though.

m4a2t0t
01-14-02, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by RoundEye


I use a jig-saw. You have to have a bit of practice to make a good hole though.

i was just thinking of that:o

gertvanjoe
01-21-02, 02:10 PM
Take a 5 mm drill and drill holes all round . Then you sort of " cut " the remains out with the drillbit . Just smooth up the edges afterward . Not the best but I bet you can get your hands on a drill

poptom
01-25-02, 12:27 AM
Hole saw. I like the one-piece ones without a separate arbor. I think it's McCoy and it's red. If you can gain access to a drill press, that's by far the best way to go. If not, you'll need a 1/2" drill motor. Use a low RPM with steady, medium pressure and hang on because it will bite. A few strokes with a half-round file will clean up the edges.

A 3 1/2" saw can be used for 80 or 92mm fans.

Rings890
01-25-02, 01:53 PM
A dremel is the best way.

Nice tools m0a2t4t looks like the model up from mine, I cheeped out when I got my kit .

YARDofSTUF
01-25-02, 08:57 PM
hey matt we got the smae tools!

does that hole saw work well on ur dremel?

m4a2t0t
01-25-02, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by YARDofSTUF
hey matt we got the smae tools!

does that hole saw work well on ur dremel?

umm no

i use a drill,12v dewalt works nicely,18v one wroks a little better but the 12v with a fresh battery will cut through it like it was butta

YARDofSTUF
01-25-02, 09:20 PM
This dril good enough?

http://www.butta.net/x/yardofstuf/DSC00065.JPG


http://www.butta.net/x/yardofstuf/DSC00066.JPG

didnt know if i its ok to leave the serial # on there so i edited it out.

m4a2t0t
01-25-02, 09:26 PM
that should work fine

what size hole saws u got?

i dont know what id do without my hole saws

YARDofSTUF
01-25-02, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by m0a2t4t
that should work fine

what size hole saws u got?

i dont know what id do without my hole saws

none yet thinking about trying to find a 60mm 80mm and 92mm if they make those sizes is a 120mm too big for this drill i thought thats what i was told on here before.

m4a2t0t
01-25-02, 09:41 PM
u can fit a 120mm on that,it just depends on the arbor size

i have a 114mm and 76mm and they both fit on the same 3/8" arbor

i bought everything from lowes except the 114mm,i didnt know they sold it

u can get it here too
http://www.coastaltool.com/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/a/ab/leno/holesaw.htm?L+coastest+zgjn3278ff3cb83c+1012015781

m4a2t0t
01-25-02, 09:42 PM
oh yea

when u try to cut a hole make sure to drill a small pilot hole first:)

YARDofSTUF
01-25-02, 09:52 PM
cool i'll head to lowes

el bob
01-25-02, 10:31 PM
I saw hole saws in the hardware store today

I got U hooks to mount on top of my case to facilitate a carrying strap.

I didn't get any hole saws though because no one was there to help me find the right arbor or whatever you use to attach the hole saw to a drill.

YARDofSTUF
01-25-02, 11:06 PM
my arbor is a 3/8?

brembo
01-26-02, 12:10 AM
105mm Main Battle Tank Cannon would prolly make a nice sized hole. How about a howitzer? I could loan ya my .58 caliber muzzel-loader. It makes nice round holes too.;)

poptom
01-26-02, 12:44 AM
Originally posted by brembo
105mm Main Battle Tank Cannon would prolly make a nice sized hole. How about a howitzer? I could loan ya my .58 caliber muzzel-loader. It makes nice round holes too.;)

Might mess up the paint, though. :)

m4a2t0t
01-26-02, 01:26 AM
YoS u need a 3/8" arbor and it needs to fit up to 4 1/2" hole saws,look at the link its the bottom arbor,it fits 1 1/4-6" hole saws.

el bob what kinda drill u got?u probably want a 3/8 arbor also

YARDofSTUF
01-26-02, 03:46 AM
Originally posted by m0a2t4t
YoS u need a 3/8" arbor and it needs to fit up to 4 1/2" hole saws,look at the link its the bottom arbor,it fits 1 1/4-6" hole saws.

el bob what kinda drill u got?u probably want a 3/8 arbor also

pls explain again only in *******...

gertvanjoe
01-26-02, 07:05 AM
Why would it not be ok to leave the s/n on

YARDofSTUF
01-26-02, 07:11 AM
Originally posted by gertvanjoe
Why would it not be ok to leave the s/n on


what?

m4a2t0t
01-26-02, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by YARDofSTUF


pls explain again only in *******...


u have a 3/8" drill so u need a 3/8" arbor.each arbor only fits a up to a certain size hole saw(min size and max size).

in this link where it says arbors,its the last arbor,its 3/8 and fits 1 1/4 to 6 in hole saws
http://www.coastaltool.com/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/a/ab/leno/holesaw.htm?L+coastest+zgjn3278ff3cb83c+1012015781

understand??

el bob
01-26-02, 02:15 PM
none of the drills are mine (I'm only 15) but there are at least 6 workiing corded electrical drills in my basement.

I'll get some info from the drills and head down to the hardware store again.

thanks matt

poptom
01-26-02, 03:16 PM
el bob:

Take a look at the drills you've got. The size is marked on the chuck. If you have a 1/2", use it. If the largest one is 3/8", you'll have to find a 3/8" arbor which is not a common size. The box that the hole saw comes in should tell which arbors you can use. Make sure they fit together before you buy because the different brands are not always compatible.

Once you have the arbor, you can use it with other size saws.

Please post again when you have the tool. It's fast and easy to cut the hole but there certain precautions to take.

Good hunting! :)

el bob
01-26-02, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by poptom
el bob:

Take a look at the drills you've got. The size is marked on the chuck. If you have a 1/2", use it. If the largest one is 3/8", you'll have to find a 3/8" arbor which is not a common size. The box that the hole saw comes in should tell which arbors you can use. Make sure they fit together before you buy because the different brands are not always compatible.

Once you have the arbor, you can use it with other size saws.

Please post again when you have the tool. It's fast and easy to cut the hole but there certain precautions to take.

Good hunting! :)

Will do. Thanks for the info. Couldn't get there today because my parents wouldn't give me a ride and I live about 45minutes walking distance from there.

poptom
01-26-02, 05:43 PM
You're welcome.

That's kind of a long walk. Ride your bike and someone will steal it and you'd still have to walk back.

YARDofSTUF
01-26-02, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by m0a2t4t



u have a 3/8" drill so u need a 3/8" arbor.each arbor only fits a up to a certain size hole saw(min size and max size).

in this link where it says arbors,its the last arbor,its 3/8 and fits 1 1/4 to 6 in hole saws
http://www.coastaltool.com/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/a/ab/leno/holesaw.htm?L+coastest+zgjn3278ff3cb83c+1012015781

understand??

i thought the arbor was a part of the hole saw :P

oooops i got ya now

m4a2t0t
01-26-02, 09:45 PM
kewl

now lets see some holes:D

YARDofSTUF
01-26-02, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by m0a2t4t
kewl

now lets see some holes:D

ummm i have to buy the stuff first lol