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Would someone provide me recommendations for Dremel-capable bits for drilling through aluminum?
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The Dremel 300 that I am using, I use the 1/8" bits to drill through my Silverstone TJ07 kind of a pain to drill, but it did the job.

Depends on the Dremel model, drilling with larger diameter you going to need a stronger motor.
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I used these


They sliced through my xbox 360 case (the metal inside) with ease. I also cut screws and such with them.

If this is for case modding I am fairly certain that these will do the job. Based on the reviews they say they reinstate that they are top quality ones, and can cut through aluminum (as long as it isn't sold bars or something) with ease.


Edit, I am a retard, you said Drilling

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The Dremel 300 that I am using, I use the 1/8" bits to drill through my Silverstone TJ07 kind of a pain to drill, but it did the job.

Depends on the Dremel model, drilling with larger diameter you going to need a stronger motor.
I have the 300 as well. Is that part of the standard kit?
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My Dremal 300 kit came with one of these

. works great on plastics and wood. Haven't tried with metal. But I have stuck a in my dremal and it worked great.

Edit:
Take a look at my build log. Here is a post of me using the end mill bit.
Edited by animal0307 - 6/19/11 at 10:07pm
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My Dremal 300 kit came with one of thesethese. works great on plastics and wood. Haven't tried with metal. But I have stuck a 1/8" endmill bit in my dremal and it worked great.

Edit:
Take a look at my build log. Here is a post of me using the end mill bit.
So the endmill is better for metals?
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It's what we use at the shop (metal fab/machine shop). It's what they are designed for. I can't comment on if it is better then the spiral one. I did not try it with metal. But I needed a shorter more stout bit for my application. If you are going to try to free hand cut with one it ill jump all over as it bites into the metal. It you don't have any sort of guide Then I would advise using the cut off wheels, cutting short and cleaning up with a file and sander.
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It's what we use at the shop (metal fab/machine shop). It's what they are designed for. I can't comment on if it is better then the spiral one. I did not try it with metal. But I needed a shorter more stout bit for my application. If you are going to try to free hand cut with one it ill jump all over as it bites into the metal. It you don't have any sort of guide Then I would advise using the cut off wheels, cutting short and cleaning up with a file and sander.
I'm making screw holes.
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Then just get a regular drill bit. Local hardware store will have them. Make sure to get one that works on metal.
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I have the 300 as well. Is that part of the standard kit?
Yes, it comes with the standard 300 kit at least shown on mine. I checked the dremel site there is two version of the 300, one being 1/24 and the other 2/28, I own the 1/24 version.

I use the accessory 191 should looks like this the image below:


Really depends on the thickness of the aluminum that you are try to drill, if it is too thick like the more than 2mm is better to use sharper tip. Or else the motor drill overheats over 18,000rpm you might end up burning the motor. Try to not go above 6 at the speed indicator.

If you have the 191 high speed cutter test it out if it doesn't work out then you can go with what others have suggested.
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