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Okay so based on recommendations I am getting the Stanley Pop Rivet gun and the Black and Decker RTX-B Rotary tool. I need a drill, anybody have recommendations on those? I don't need a $100 drill, just one for drilling out rivets and cutting holes via a hole saw. $30-$50 if possible. Also recommendations on some files would be good too.
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Okay so based on recommendations I am getting the Stanley Pop Rivet gun and the Black and Decker RTX-B Rotary tool. I need a drill, anybody have recommendations on those? I don't need a $100 drill, just one for drilling out rivets and cutting holes via a hole saw. $30-$50 if possible. Also recommendations on some files would be good too.

Oooo...
Thats like the one thing you don't want to skimp out on.
The drill is like the most used tool i use in pc modding, that and a jig saw.

good news is you can get the two in a set.


The main thing is look for Lithium ION batteries.
Here are my favorite brands in order:

1. DeWalt (best over all)
2. BOSCH (most durable, Expensive)
3. Makita (Very popular, comparable to DeWalt)
4. RIDGED (very under rated, Great Price)
5. milwakee
6. Craftsman (IMO sux)

I am a Carpenter by trade and work with tools everyday. I've tested pretty much every brand. I say DeWalt because of there Versatility.
Durable, Light Weight, Most variety of power tools all use same battery.
Just a GREAT overall brand. A little pricey but not really when you compare them to others like BOSCH.
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Oooo...
Thats like the one thing you don't want to skimp out on.
The drill is like the most used tool i use in pc modding, that and a jig saw.

good news is you can get the two in a set.
Link?


Also I don't plan to use these tools very often just for modding my 700D and maybe my Antec 1200.
Edited by BeerPowered - 1/24/11 at 5:35am
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Link?


Also I don't plan to use these tools very often just for modding my 700D and maybe my Antec 1200.
This is the particular kit I was speaking of, but unfortunately I don't see it any where any more.
http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/R9203-Co...t/EN/index.htm

I recommend just going to a store and looking around for clearance stuff, that's how I get a lot of my tools.
here is a used one ebay...
http://cgi.ebay.com/18v-hammer-drill...item1c18ca18af

I know you don't plan on using the Drill often, but once you have it you will be surprised how often you use it.
From daily stuff like hanging pictures, putting stuff together, and once your friends find out you have it, they will ask you to help them with stuff
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You sound like me. Nothing is safe When I get a new tool.
imagine this
I can see myself in all kinds of trouble with that one!! LOL.
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Hey Brochacho, I cant find those hole punches at Depot, Sears, or lowes
Ill try HF tomarrow
What was the name on the packaging? like Metal hole punch?
I want those bad
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On the packaging its called Punch Set - Knock Metal Kit. I believe that they are called knockout kits. You can search lowes under Greenlee Knockout punch. The Greenlees are of better quality as they are used by electricians working on conduits. The one you get from HF is by Central Forge. While it is cheaper it works great for the PC modders.

Lowes: http://www.lowes.com/pd_157844-72068...&storeId=10151

The Greenlee variety goes for about $70 for a kit with 4-5 different punchouts. I didn't see the kit online but I have seen them in their stores.

If you need bigger punchouts and don't use them often you can usually rent them from tool rental companies, too. They actually rent out the smaller kits also, but for the price of what HF sells them for, why rent.

There are also rectangular punchouts. Greenlee makes them. You can usually find single dies on EBay.


http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories
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You can search lowes under Greenlee Knockout punch.
Ahh, I been searching "sheet metal Punches"
And rectangle ones too niceeee.

Im currently learning SketchUp, Im planing my next sig rig "Idle Hands"

I plan on using these knockouts a lot.
Do they make clean holes (flush) or do they bevel the edge a little?

Id like to find one that will have rounded corners and fit a 24pin
and an other for sata's... That would be a sexy thing!

EDIT: OMG, IM SO STUPID... I've been looking in tools area, no wonder.. Its gonna be with Electrical, its typically used for conduit knockouts. I bet I can find it easy now... lol Im a noob
Its with the kline tools.
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Holes are flush. They are also used by car audio techs.
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Holes are flush. They are also used by car audio techs.
Sexy, that means that they can go through some heavy gauge steel
That also means that rubber grommets to fit the holes will be abundant!
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