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post #31 of 44 Old 06-10-2012, 09:54 PM
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Ahahaha. You seem to adore velcro. I'll give it a try.


I have an SSD stuck on with Velcro. I have a single-channel fan controller Velcro'd upside-down inside my case. I have a CCD box Velcro'd upside down against the top of my case. If I had thought about Velcro when I cut out my bottom fan hole I would have used it instead of screwholes. The stuff is marvelously versatile, and strong.

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if the sticky has a strong hold and you are worried about damaging the piece before
the sticky give away, a couple of drops of "GOO GONE" at the seam of the velco wait
for 3-5min and it'll easily detach from the piece. smells citrusie and fresh..

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if the sticky has a strong hold and you are worried about damaging the piece before
the sticky give away, a couple of drops of "GOO GONE" at the seam of the velco wait
for 3-5min and it'll easily detach from the piece. smells citrusie and fresh..

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Great advice. +rep

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Could you give us a list of best nibblers to get?

Thanks

I've always trusted Klein, but can't get them here in UK for less then £50.bigeyedsmiley.png

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I haven't tried the others. I've just seen two right-angle nibblers: the Klein and the one with the thin handles. The guy who reported on the thin-handled one said it worked.

 

If you get that one, make sure you get it cheap.

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trace the 120 mm circle , trace another one with 120- half of a drill bit you have , calcul the perimeter of the inner circle , then you know approx how many smaller holes you can fit on the inner circle , trace them and pierce , then you finish to snap the inside piece with clipper and finish with a file. that the easier and less tools alternative to the attachment for the drill , which the drill don't really like, way to much torque and it block often , if too new or too old it keep getting stuck and it s pain to finish the cut.

better tool for that are manual/hydraulic wrench where you put a bolt trough a guide hole and have a 2 blade bell on the otherside that fit into a bell on the same side then the bolt and it tighten the bolt until the piece give away , take 5 min for each hole but it limited to a few millimeter of thickness

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Excuse the old thread ressurect....

Does anyone know where I can buy these right-angle nibblers mentioned in this thread? I can't find one anywhere.

I'm wanting to cut a fan hole in my 1mm thick aluminium case, along with a square hole. Sounds like a nibbler would be perfect
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Excuse the old thread ressurect....

Does anyone know where I can buy these right-angle nibblers mentioned in this thread? I can't find one anywhere.

I'm wanting to cut a fan hole in my 1mm thick aluminium case, along with a square hole. Sounds like a nibbler would be perfect
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Have you considered using a jigsaw with a very fin toothed blade? Or a power scrolling saw? Use masking tape to cover case panel so it won't get scratched, draw out the hole you want to cut, drill holes in the corners of square, plus a bigger hole to put saw blade through in square or circle, then carefully cut out the hole. If you cannot cut exactly on the line, error by leaving a little to file of later rather than cutting too much out. It is not too hard to file off more, but rather impossible to replace one cut out.tongue.gif

I use both nibbler and saw depending on project. Nibbler is great for straight lines with a straight edge clamped on as a guide, but even with a practiced hand it is often hard to nibble clean straight or curved lines. Saw (with practiced hand) might be easier way to cut nice line or circle. And of course practice on something else first. If you don't have something else, but a practice hole half inch smaller on each side than finished hole first. Once you feel you have the saw under control you can cut the needed opening.

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