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I have a Fractal Design R3,( http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=...gory=2&prod=53 )
and i think the side panels are aluminum

I have an 'immitation' dremel (uses same cutting tools)
but i have no idea what cutting tool i should be using? Can anyone send me a link to the ebay item or something
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What kind of shape are you going to cut?
Ive always started with a hole, either a small drilled hole, or possibly used a hole saw to form the rounded corners of the windows if thats what you want.
Then used a hack saw or skill saw to cut straight lines between them.

I think you could possibly use a small dremel bit to cut, but youd have to clamp something down to keep you going straight, as a rotating bit will tend to walk.

Do you have a skill saw? Drill and hole saw?

You can also cut it with a pair of metal shears, but that will require opening large holes.
You can always go back and square out the corners afterwords, then use the dremal to smooth everything out.
Edited by Full_Tilt - 3/9/11 at 11:37pm
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It is a simple rectamgle, with curved edges if possible
I have a dremel, and a normal power Drill
i have alot of parts though
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