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Hey everyone
I am pretty new to case modding and haven't bought any tools yet, but I am planning to getting some by the end of 2011 (latest!!).
Anyway I would like to get everything I need, and also understand some more, so I would love if you could just post a list (or maybe only one tool/accessory) which a modder must have, and PLEASE ( ) include a description of what it is and what it's used for (unless it's something like a screwdriver )
Anyway here are the tools which I know are pretty common around modders... or at least: I think so :
Dremel (Well Rotary Tool is what I should say, but Dremel's the shorter word )
Jigsaw (I know most people use either Dremel or Jigsaw, but there are cheap versions of both out on the market, and I think it wouldn't hurt to have both...)
Hole Saw (Those are the attachments to a drill that drill out big holes [like 120mm for fans], right? If yes, then I know they're not a must-have, but they're also not too expensive)
* Yes, I know if I say about everything that it's not too expensive it will become expensive adding it all up. I am just listing possible things I am not definitely getting all of them... Although: I might *
Anyway I heard there was some kind of cloth or something... Scotchbright or something? What is that and do I need it?
Also about tapes: I heard you should get one tape which doesn't leave residue (is it spelled like that?) and one which is called something like Tape of the Gods... PLEASE HELP ME
Then some files and sand paper (or is it called sanding paper [or can you say both ])
And some drill attachments or backups... or I'll first check if we already have those at home
Then some extra screws for fans mainly...
Oh and by the way: Whats a nibbler?? I mean what does it do?
Ok so please (PLEASE ) tell me which of those are necessary/good to use, and some others which might be pretty good.
I would appreciate any help
Thanks in advance

*EDIT*
Oh and to take a case completely apart, I heard there are little things that aren't screws... I forgot their names though
Anyway how do you remove those I think you use a drill, right?
But then how do you put them (or new ones) back on. For that I'd need to know what they're called and what tool you need for it. Oh I'm such a noob
I THANK EVERYONE who answers to this SO SO MUCH [in advance]
*EDIT END*

*EDIT 2*
I forgot to say what I will be modding (or wanting to mod) in my case(s?)
Anyway I would like to cut the side panel and things like that to add custom fan grills and whatnot. Maybe add a bigger side window. "Basic" things.
I would also like to spray paint, but please nothing about paints here, because that will just get too messy. I would prefer this thread to stay about modding tools OTHER THAN paint
Anyway I also would like to do some sleeving. If you know a lot about sleeving please give me some tips on that as well and what tools I will need because... Well yeah: I'm pretty much a total noob in all this
Thanks again in advance
*EDIT 2 END*
Edited by Alpha Blob - 8/3/11 at 5:39pm
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Nibblers are just what the name implies; it nibbles through sheet metal allowing you to cut out shapes (e.g. for a window), generally leaving a smoother edge than a jigsaw does.

Cases often use pop-rivets to fasten major parts; these can be drilled out and are replaced with new rivets using a pop-rivet gun.


I personally do not use my Dremel very often, primarily only for detail work or tight spaces.

Tools that I find indispensable are a cordless drill and a jigsaw; tap/die sets, sander, and router also come in very handy. Other tools I like to have available are a multi-tool (e.g. Bosch Multi-X or Dremel Multi-Max), table saw, miter saw, propane torch, pocket drill/driver, ...
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