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XSPC fittings seem out of stock everywhere.

Try www.svc.com. I purchased my XSPC parts from them for my build & they had what I needed on the shelf. They're in Milpitas, CA, but ship all over.
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without the mandrels and the kit, I compared what I did by hand, not very close to 90 degree bends. The miter box worked once for me, no clue how it went so far off track on the second cut, I was more afraid of cutting through the bottom and didn't even think about it going off track and cutting the side.

I've got such, in my opinion, complex bends, this experience put enough fear where I don't want to touch acrylic, I'm ready to be done before any more damage is done.

It's shouldn't be all that bad. I've freehanded a few 5 bend acrylic pieces freehanded, and they came out absolutely perfect to the centimeter - given a little wiggle room for fitting insertion. In the beginning, I found myself rushing through the process, not knowing it was the amount of heat that I was using on the acrylic. So after a number of trial and errors, I found myself in greater control using a lower heat setting on the heat gun, allowing for more heating time, and using a bit more patience. Mind you, I also had the Monsoon kit too, but as time progressed, I found myself using it less and less.
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1/4 bspp is the same,regardless of supplier,I would get a die set and test the threads,if they don't fit 1/4 bspp then they are not 1/4bspp and from that I would look at the closest imperial die.
Not surprised in the slightest that Alphacool gear doesn't fit that spec.....

As Darlene correctly pointed pointer,tapping a tube will require a lathe or,at a push,a pillar drill. You require the threads and shoulder to be bang on,leaking or fractures in the tube will be the result otherwise.
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A bit off topic, but not completely.
Still this is probably the best place to ask.

How would you go about making a slit 4-5mm wide, and 25-30mm long in a piece of 0.8mm thin plexi?
Dremel it?
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A bit off topic, but not completely.
Still this is probably the best place to ask.

How would you go about making a slit 4-5mm wide, and 25-30mm long in a piece of 0.8mm thin plexi?
Dremel it?

Have someone lazer cut it...or a dremel/bench mill could do the trick. Plexi is hard to work with, especially with a dremel because you have to make sure you aren't going to melt it. Also, wear goggles.
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A bit off topic, but not completely.
Still this is probably the best place to ask.

How would you go about making a slit 4-5mm wide, and 25-30mm long in a piece of 0.8mm thin plexi?
Dremel it?
Fretsaw and a needle file to clean it up.
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Fretsaw and a needle file to clean it up.

No can do. The fretsaw is a scaled down ribbon saw right?
The cut I want to make is a hole in the middle of the piece.

I am just going to use my dremel with the piece under water to avoid melting and finish off with a file.
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Fretsaw and a needle file to clean it up.

No can do. The fretsaw is a scaled down ribbon saw right?
The cut I want to make is a hole in the middle of the piece.

I am just going to use my dremel with the piece under water to avoid melting and finish off with a file.

A fret saw can be slid through a pilot hole.
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Fretsaw and a needle file to clean it up.

No can do. The fretsaw is a scaled down ribbon saw right?
The cut I want to make is a hole in the middle of the piece.

I am just going to use my dremel with the piece under water to avoid melting and finish off with a file.

Fretsaw.



As J said,thread the blade thru a pilot hole,they are very controllable and will do what you ask easily
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My google pics of a fretsaw looked like a smaller version of a ribbon saw.
That will do just fine. I'll be getting one of those if the dremel don't work.
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