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What tools do you use ?

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As someone who wants to get into modding. I'd like to know.

I know a dremel is one of the must haves
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post #2 of 14
Hi.

The answer depends upon how extensively one wants to mod/build.

Here is a list of tools that I use:

Compact Table Saw
Homemade Router Table
Cordless Circle Saw
1/2" Drill (high amperage)
Cordless Drill
Dremel
  • Circle cutting attachment
  • Router attachment
  • Straight-cut guide
Small butane torch
Oribital Sander
Manual screwdrivers
Manual drill
Soldering Iron
Utility knife
Vacuum
Small compressor
...and a compendium of hand-tools
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post #3 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Hi.

The answer depends upon how extensively one wants to mod/build.

Here is a list of tools that I use:

Compact Table Saw
Homemade Router Table
Cordless Circle Saw
1/2" Drill (high amperage)
Cordless Drill
Dremel
  • Circle cutting attachment
  • Router attachment
  • Straight-cut guide
Small butane torch
Oribital Sander
Manual screwdrivers
Manual drill
Soldering Iron
Utility knife
Vacuum
Small compressor
...and a compendium of hand-tools
Safety glasses! Your modding days will be cut short quickly if you don't have correct eye protection. While modding my A900, I couldn't find my safety glasses, so I wore these instead.
    
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post #4 of 14
Indeed.

I forgot to mention that. My BAD...VERY BAD.... sorry.

I am a religious wearer of eye and lung protection.

Carl25, check out This Thread.
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Good paint and the internet- you can paint your case really cool colors, and you can find all sorts of ridiculous accessories on the internet!
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Small butane torch
FINALLY got myself one of those for flame polishing acrylic, it saves soooo much time.

All I do now is give it a quick file and 800 grit, followed by quick rub with some 1200 and then straight to the torch!

    
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post #7 of 14
Maybe a tile saw or glass cutter for case windows...
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Glass cutter???

You do realise that 99% of case windows are made from 2-5mm acrylic, not glass?
    
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by marcus000 View Post
Glass cutter???

You do realise that 99% of case windows are made from 2-5mm acrylic, not glass?

Glass cutter still works at shaving the edges
post #10 of 14
Double sided outdoor mounting tape! The best tape ever made, makes mounting case windows look so much better than screwing them in, IMO.
    
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