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#1 DaRkxFaDeD

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:37 PM

Hey I'm just wondering what is the best cutting tool do cuts on 360 cases that can do some clean cuts. preferably electric.

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:53 PM

most things can not cut straight smooth lines on the first cut. I have done many different methods, I have done a dremel with a ripping bit, a dremel with a drill bit, a soldering iron with a round head, a soldering iron with a razor edge. all of the things described still involved a lot of filing and sanding to achieve the edges you want. Unless you want to drop 5,000 dollars on a personal CnC mill.

The best for me is a Dremel with a small drill bit.

#3 light-of-jesus

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 09:54 AM

I have used the dremel and it gives good results. I mean sanding is still required but dremel is good.

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 05:20 PM

everyone pretty much uses a dremel (can also be known as a rotary hobby tool kit)

nos33 - a small drill bit you say? hmm, i have yet to try that (have tried everything else you said). im modding a case pretty soon and might have to try that one out. thanks for the tip

Edited by scuba156, 17 April 2008 - 05:21 PM.


#5 Draeconix

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 06:23 PM

I use a Dremel. Haven't tried anything else since it seems to be the tool of choice for most.

#6 360 hAcKaH

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 10:04 PM

If you have access to one, I'd say a scroll saw. wink.gif

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 12:35 AM

@360 hAcKaH please read the sig rules one more time

I bought a 2speed dremel from radio shack for $15 it works great. Theres no way you will get around sand paper. Hobby knives are always a good thing too.

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:45 AM

If you use a router then you can get extremely clean cuts. Probably works best for straight lines though but I used it the other day (for wood not plastic) and used it a few years ago in wood shop to make a hole for a speaker box.

Edited by repset, 18 April 2008 - 10:47 AM.





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