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What are some tools you all use to mod your cases
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Dremel obviously the number one tool. I don't mod though, so let CyberDruid or somebody tell you the other special tools they use.
    
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post #4 of 8
Didn't we just do this LOL.

Click my Faqs thinger and navigate to the FAQ about modding and you will find the complete list.

The short list: Drill of some sort, Jigsaw, File, Sandpaper, basic hand tools (screwdrivers stuff like that). If you have a jigsaw you don't need a hole saw or shears or tinsnips or a bunch of other tools. a Jigsaw is about $20 for a sheap on and with the right blades (18 tpi metal cutting) you can do some incredible stuff.

Notice I do not include that child's toy the "Dremel Tool" n my list-0-I never use it for modding. I never use it for anything really. I have many tools that make that particular "tool" inadequate.
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post #5 of 8
Sorry Druid I use my 400XPR for just about everything. It has a jig saw attachment and a circular saw attachment. Not to mention a router attachment and a circle cutter for up to a 9" hole. Plus the tungstun carbide cutter bit I use cuts holes and shapes literally an seconds.

IMO safety goggles and some decent gloves are a must. Pliers, screw drivers thats stuff and like metioned above some sort of cutting tools, even a nibbler will work lol.
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post #6 of 8
Villan- I have one- LOVE it.. Got it for Christmas! It will work for everything till I build up my tool collection.. (Especially the extender cable.. That is AMAZING)
Ya got a link your fav bits and cutting disks/grinding wheels? I need some.. Im nearly out.. Thanks!

And druid- Do you have a jigsaw you recommend? I could spend $35 or so..
post #7 of 8
A Fortron Flexishaft (a very fancy Dremel type tool for fine metalwork).
An 40lb Engravers block (wonderful for tooling, bending, shaping and holding down metal stock)
Engraving tools
A zillion bits and burs.
Interesting files.
Numerous buffers and polishing compounds.
An optical sander/buffer.
Nice metal stock and wire.
MIG torch.
Casting materials and tools

In short everything needed to mod metal...if I can get my hands on it!!!
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post #8 of 8
A flathead screwdriver... maybe a hammer.
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