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post #1 of 10
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I know that you use the nibbler tool to cut windows or window mods. But can I use it to cut a circle like let say a 120mm fan hole? If yes, then is it easy to do so or little bit hard, take long time? I have the driver....I just don't have the 4 1/2 hole saw and it's 30 dollars, on the other hand the nibbler is only 7 dollars. So anyone here can help me? thanks.
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Thats a really tight angle for a nibbiler id just use a dremle with the circle making attatchment
    
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Ya even a 120mm circle will be really hard to cut with nibblers, if you could even do it... i mean im sure you can cut a piece out, lol but it wont be very round... a dremel with circle cutter would work best.
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post #4 of 10
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Alright thxs guys, I just asked because I never use a nibbler and don't know how it feels like...or how good it is for cutting things. It's only 7 dollars so probably hard to cut things.
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post #5 of 10
The nibblers work great for fairly thin sheet metal, and cutting strait or shallow curves, but when trying to cut a tight circle would not go very well.
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Do you think I have any chance of getting that circle (don't have to be 100% perfect) on a Lian-li PC70B case? It's aluminum so it's easier to cut than steel right? Because 30 dollars is alot for a circle....
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post #7 of 10
I have complete faith that it will do a 120MM hole easy. I was looking at a worklog the other day on Bit-Tech.net and one guy did a PERFECT 120mm hole with a crappy little nibbler.
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Here is the link for that but u have to scroll down

http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=108061
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Originally Posted by ken225
Do you think I have any chance of getting that circle (don't have to be 100% perfect) on a Lian-li PC70B case? It's aluminum so it's easier to cut than steel right? Because 30 dollars is alot for a circle....
Keep in mind its more your dexterity then it is your tools. The tool in question CAN make the opening you request but its going to have more to do with your aptitude in using the tool.
post #10 of 10
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Thanks guys, I'm good with cutting, as long as it's possible to cut a whole w/o breaking the tool I'll be fine, I mean I've been cutting stuff since I was 5, the first time I cut things was my own fingers lol.
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