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I just bought a Dremel from Wal-Mart for $20.00 but I don't think I am going to be able to use it for much. It says it runs at 6,000 or 13,000 RPMs. Will this work for cutting plexi glass and chassis metal (CM Storm Scout), efficiently?

If not, can someone please recommend me a model of the Dremel that will work well for case modification?

I didn't see a place for tool discussion so I decided I would post a thread here. Feel free to move it to it's respectable place on Overclock, if so.
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You might struggle on the metal, you need the Dremmel 300 or the 200 can just about do it. If I run mine at 15000 rpm it barely scratches the metal.
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You might struggle on the metal, you need the Dremmel 300 or the 200 can just about do it. If I run mine at 15000 rpm it barely scratches the metal.
I bet those are super expensive.
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post #4 of 13
I would say a proxxon, but that is probably way more than you really need. I have a dremel 300 myself, it works pretty well.
You would probably be best to use a handsaw made for cutting acrylic though.
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My Dremel 7700 runs at 10000 and 20000 and it cuts metal at boths speeds. What kind of discs are you using?
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My Dremel 7700 runs at 10000 and 20000 and it cuts metal at boths speeds. What kind of discs are you using?
I'm new to physical modification. I really just want an affordable tool that can do a good job at cutting plexi glass and metal (whatever kind of metal the CM Storm Scout uses).

Any suggestions?

Would the Dremel 3000 work well for case modding?
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if you are just looking to cut sheet metal/acrylic, you're usually better off with a jigsaw with metal blade with it set to a slower speed, you have a lot more control than with the dremel
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if you are just looking to cut sheet metal/acrylic, you're usually better off with a jigsaw with metal blade with it set to a slower speed, you have a lot more control than with the dremel
I guess it's back to Wal-Mart with this thing. I really wanted to cut out the vents on my CM Storm Scout's side window so I could stop this awful wining from my 2 SickleFlows.

I even ordered some new grills to put on there. I was going to cut the metal between the top of the case and the top fan so it would get better airflow.
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post #9 of 13
I echo Mr Lemonade's sentiments; I have a Dremel 300, but for cutting metal I prefer a jigsaw. So much faster. I only use the Dremel for acrylics and metal sanding, and rarely, for cutting metal when I can't get a jigsaw in there (flex shaft).
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my dremel 4000 works like a champ and has never let me down. otherwise i use a pneumatic cutting wheel for bigger projects.
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