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Used a heavy duty roto tool with a circle cutting attachment to cut accurate fan holes in aluminum? I borrowed one but just wanted to know before I start cutting away at my case if I'm going to somehow ruin it or not. Seems like it should work fine. It was either borrow this or buy a 35 dollar holesaw attachment for a drill to use 4 times...
post #2 of 7
I suspose it'd work.
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post #3 of 7
yes it will work fine as long as you take it slow and have and steady hand
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Yeah just take it slowly and you should be fine. Cut it might be a little bit rough at first but you can just file and sand it down. Better than spending $35
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the bit caught, the plastic bracket flexed, the cut jumped about 1/4" outside of the circle and the bit snapped. The damage is not recoverable. Looks like I'm going to have to buy a new top panel for this case (rocketfish). the panel sells for 29 plus shipping (though it does have 2 120mm fan holes pre-cut in it), so it looks like I'm spending 35 after all.... more than half what I payed for the entire case. Epic fail.
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should've taken your time, and turned the bit speed up to keep it from catching :/
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I only applied enough pressure as to keep the bit striking the aluminum, and I set it to it's highest speed, but whatever, either i did something wrong or the bracket was old and not as rigid as it once was. Everything was secured, even after the incident, but all that matters is that the top panel is ruined and I will now be purchasing another.
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