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MonsterMawd
05-03-2011, 12:27 PM
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These are the most common Tool I use for Case Modding.

THINK SAFETY FIRST!

Smith & Wesson Safety Glasses, $9.99,
http://www.mnpctech.com/Safetyglasses.html

http://www.mnpctech.com/smith.wesson.safety.glasses.ANSIZ87.1.jpg

CREWS "Stratos" Safety Glasses, $6.99
http://www.mnpctech.com/Safetyglasses.html

http://www.mnpctech.com/crews.casemod.safety.glasses.ANSIZ87.2003Certified .jpg

Respirator Mask with canister filters
Use when sanding, painting or using any hazardous chemicals
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/GvLwin2.jpg

Wear Latex or Rubber gloves for handling any type of chemicals and Paint products.
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/Latex_Powdered_Gloves_Large.jpg

Work Gloves for use with any equipment, including Power Tools
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/mechanix-gloves.jpg

Rotary Cutting Tool
The most versatile tool for case modding. You can cut plastics, metals, grind and polish.

Black & Decker RTX Rotary Tool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNhBLzW5i3o


Dremel brand is most popular.
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/images/pics/Dremel.jpg

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I hear a lot of complaints about cutting discs breaking when cutting metal. You need to use aluminum reinforced discs like these 1.5" Reinforced Dremel Cutting Discs
http://www.mnpctech.com/Discs.html


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Cordless Power drill
Minimum volts recommened 14.4V) with bit sizes 1/16 through ˝ for cutting various mounting holes and operating hole saw attachments.

Hole saw attachments for Drill
For cutting fan holes in acrylic and metal.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wGlWZ24QsE

80mm = 3” hole saw
92mm = 3.5” hole saw
120mm = 4.5” hole saw
140mm = 5.5" hole saw

In order to use the Hole saw, you'll need an Arbor that fits your Powder Drill or Drill Press. Mine is 1/2"
http://www.amazon.com/Lenox-Tools-300033L-Solid-Shank/dp/B0015B9RUM/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1279126841&sr=1-6

http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/holesaw_5.5_size_for_140mm_cooling_fan4.jpg

5.5" size bi-metal Hole Saw Attachment (140mm = 5.51181)

Amazon has 5.5" "Bi-Metal" Hole Saw attachment for your Power drill, http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=5+1%2F2+hole+saw&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=3576615141&ref=pd_sl_8tlvzl1m8e_b


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3/4" Hole saw attachment for 22mm Vandal Resistant Power Switch
http://www.mnpctech.com/Vandal_Resistant_Switch.html

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http://www.mnpctech.com/fan_grill_templates_80_90_120_140mm_mnpctech.com2. jpg
80mm, 92mm, 120mm, 140mm Fan grill printable templates
http://www.mnpctech.com/Fan_Grill_Templates.html

http://www.mnpctech.com/15mmradtemplate.jpg
120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 360mm, 420mm, 560mm Radiator & Grill (15mm & 24.5mm spacing) printable templates
http://www.mnpctech.com/Radiator_Grill_Templates.html

Greenlee Knock out Punches
Greenlee part # 730EBB-120 (http://www.mygreenlee.com/products/Holemaking.PDF) Last time I inquired, they were around $450 in the states + Large 3/4" socket wrench, and 2" socket. I wouldn't use anything less than 19" long socket wrench. Estimated purchase price of $550 new.
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/images/pics/SilentSwing9dtool.jpg

Threaded shaft of Knock-out punch
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/images/pics/SilentSwing9g.jpg

Knock-out punch blade
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/images/pics//SilentSwing9h.jpg

Ready to cut hole.
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/images/pics/SilentSwing9i.jpg

You need leverage. Using 19" Socket wrench to draw in knock-out punch balde
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Clean Cut
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/GvL5.jpg

I've had this 12" Craftsman Bench top Drill Press for 4 years without any problems, other than the LED swivel light burned out. 5 speed (manual drive belt) with digital depth readout and Laser cross hairs. $219.00 at Sears
http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_10155_12602_00921914000P?vName=Tools+%26+Equipme nt&cName=Power+Tools&sName=Bench+Power+Tools&prdNo=15&blockNo=15&blockType=L15

* Item# 00921914000
* Mfr. Model# 21914

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Grizzly 14" Bandsaw, 3/4 HP for cutting plastic for window and metal sheets for scratch building
http://www.grizzly.com/products/14-Bandsaw-3-4-HP/G0580

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Aluminum fence!
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/guide_pc_modding_tools8.jpg

Drill bits for cutting Plastics
http://www.mcmaster.com/#drill-bits-for-plastics/=9hldrb

Metal drill bits will not work for acrylic or plastic, they're made to bite into the metal as they are pushed into it. If they are used on acrylics they will chip and cause other damage to the plastic. When drilling holes for screws, you must make the hole larger than the screw itself to allow for expansion and contraction of the material. If not you will cause stress cracks at the hole and they will spread!

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Roper Whitney No. 5 Jr Hand Punch kit
https://www22.ssldomain.com/roperwhitney/store_detail2.cfm?groupingid=68&categoryid=53

http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/images/pics/SilentSwing9etool.jpg

(for cutting fan mounting holes or enlarging existing fan mounting holes for rubber silencing grommets (http://www.mnpctech.com/FanGrommet.html))
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/GvL3.jpg

Hand Punch makes clean fan screw holes. No deburring.
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/GvL4.jpg

Jigsaw

A Jigsaw should be in every Modder’s arsenal of tools. It’s the most efficient hand power tools for cutting a chassis or case panel. The $39.97 price tag on this Black & Decker JS660 is very good!

http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/black_decker_orbital_jigsaw_review2.jpg
Used for cutting panels and acrylic sheets. (minimum 18 teeth metal cutting blade) Black & Decker brand Jigsaws
http://www.blackanddecker.com/ProductGuide/CategoryOverview.aspx?cPath=1496.2052

A Jigsaw is great for cutting Cast Acrylic sheets for PC case windows.

http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/GvLwin7.jpg

Hand files
Deburring jagged edges on both plastic and metal.
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/GvLwin8.jpg

Mouse Sander
Sanding body filler. Prep case panels for paint.
http://www.mnpctech.com/case.mod.paint.2.gif


12” and 24" Combination Square Rulers
Aligning windows, fan holes etc
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/GvL1.jpg

Scotch #4010, Super strength adhesion clear mounting tape. Used for mounting windows in computer cases.
http://www.mnpctech.com/scotch_4010_tape_of_the_casemod_gods.html

http://www.mnpctech.com/4010scotch3mtape.mnpctech.com.jpg

Pop Rivet Gun


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu56PKFPlSM

If you're going to dismantle you PC chassis, you will need a Pop Rivet gun and new pop-rivets. I use 1/4" length, 1/8" diameter, Gripe range .092" - .125" A Pop rivet gun is used to attach two pieces of any type of material together to make them one. It can attach anything from plastic, aluminum, and even metal. A rivet has two parts, the pin and the rivet. What the rivet gun does is push the pin through a pre-drilled hole, which is going to slightly larger then the rivet you have. Then you are going to put the rivet through the pre-drilled hole first. Then you squeeze the gun compressing the ring into the rivet, expanding the rivet out larger then the whole and the rest of the pin breaks of in to the gun. This makes it so the two pieces are now together for whatever you are going to use it for.

Most Computer Chassis will accept 1/8” diameter Pop rivets, Gripe range .092" - .125" for Computers, http://www.mnpctech.com/Pop_rivets_for_computer_case.html


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http://www.mnpctech.com/pop_rivet_blind_tool_gun_computer_case_chassis.jpg

Metal Nibbler
Cutting case panels
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/images/pics/ModNibbler.jpg

Metal Tin snips
Used for Cutting [URL="http://www.mnpctech.com/moddersmesh.html"]Modders Mesh (http://www.mnpctech.com/acrylic_colored_sheets_casemod_windows1.html) & Sheet metal

http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/images/pics/SilentSwing9f.jpg

Solder Gun or Pencil
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/images/pics/SolderGun.jpg

Heat Gun
Heat shrink tubing, bending acrylics/plastics
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/images/pics/HeatGun.jpg

Craftsman 8" bench top sander. I've been using the disc sander primarily for acrylic and aluminum pieces.
http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_10155_12602_00922500000P?vName=Tools+%26+Equipme nt&cName=Power+Tools&keyword=belt+sander


http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/sander.jpg

PSU and Molex Tools, for sleeving his Power Supplies, http://www.mnpctech.com/ATX_Molex_Removal_Tools.html

http://www.mnpctech.com/24_pin_PCI_ATX_PSU_power_supply_sleeve_removal_too l_extractor.jpg

http://www.mnpctech.com/molex_pin_male_female_sleeve_tool_extractor.jpg

PC Modding Rule
http://www.mnpctech.com/PC_Modder_Ruler.html

A measurement tool made exclusively for PC Building and Modding. Identify cooling fan sizes, computer screw threads, Vandal resistant switch, watercool barbs and hose diameters. Template locations for mounting internal and external drives. Thickness gauge for most common build materials.

Templates.
16mm / 22mm Bulgin, Lamptron switches, G-1/4 & G 3/8 watercool barb and hose. 2.5" SSD, 3.5", 5.25 optical drive screw locations.

Fastener Gauge.
6/32, 8/32, 10/24, 10/32, 1/4-20, 3MM, 4MM, 5MM, 6MM

Thickness Gauge.

Tap / Drill & Decimal Conversion Chart.

Measures Inches & Millimeters
CNC milled by Mnpctech from 1/8" thick solid aluminum and measures 12" x 2"

http://www.mnpctech.com/case_modders_ruler_measure_mnpctech1.jpg

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I will be posting more Tool Suggestions and encourage you to share your own! :cool:

pcjunkie209
05-03-2011, 02:07 PM
Very nice. So of those tools would have made all my modding easier if I new they made it. lol

xeromist
05-03-2011, 03:34 PM
I'm not sure if they were just out of stock at the time but I had a difficult time finding a 1" hole saw for a fillport installation. I finally ended up finding it in a door lock installation kit. So if anyone else has that problem, that's where you can find it for sure.

MonsterMawd
05-03-2011, 03:54 PM
@pcjunkie, which ones? from looking at yr worklog photos, it looks like yr garage may be nicely equipped with tools (btw: I tossed in the PSU Tool samples with your order :-)

@xeromist, I found that one at Home Depot, also try Lowes, or even Ebay

pcjunkie209
05-03-2011, 04:22 PM
Well the hand punch and hole punch the high $$$ one. I have most of the other tools. But for holes I always use my scroll saw no hole saw. I might change up though. And thanks on the order. :)

MonsterMawd
05-03-2011, 05:53 PM
Well the hand punch and hole punch the high $$$ one. I have most of the other tools. But for holes I always use my scroll saw no hole saw. I might change up though. And thanks on the order. :)

Right, and I hardly use mine anymore since more case manufacturers have made 120mm cooling fans almost standard

pcjunkie209
05-03-2011, 08:59 PM
Right, and I hardly use mine anymore since more case manufacturers have made 120mm cooling fans almost standard

Ya but they must come in handy for scratch builds!?! :)

MonsterMawd
05-03-2011, 09:17 PM
We just mill everything for scratch builds. The Knockout punch is great for adding holes to side panels or removing factory perforated grills

ReU_VOoDOo
05-03-2011, 09:29 PM
I wonder if these guys were union sheet metal workers before they started, because I have every one of those tools, LOL!

pcjunkie209
05-03-2011, 10:36 PM
We just mill everything for scratch builds. The Knockout punch is great for adding holes to side panels or removing factory perforated grills

I have been doing all by hand. Can't wait to get m hands on some real machinery! Soon !!:)

MonsterMawd
05-04-2011, 02:12 PM
I wonder if these guys were union sheet metal workers before they started, because I have every one of those tools, LOL!

No, sorry.... I was taught my sheet metal skills by my father, who restored and customized Classic cars as a hobby.

Here are some photos of the Roper Whitney No. 5 Jr Hand Punch kit being used for making fan screw mounting holes. The tool is available here (https://www22.ssldomain.com/roperwhitney/store_detail2.cfm?groupingid=68&categoryid=53)

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pcjunkie209
05-04-2011, 04:45 PM
Very nice I'll be ordering one by end of week. :) Thanks Bill!!

MonsterMawd
05-04-2011, 11:53 PM
Very nice I'll be ordering one by end of week. :) Thanks Bill!!


Awesome, you'll love it! ........It also works on LEXAN

pcjunkie209
05-05-2011, 12:52 AM
Awesome, you'll love it! ........It also works on LEXAN

So it works on acrylic, alum. And lexan. Which is like acrylic right??

MonsterMawd
05-05-2011, 04:20 PM
No, only LEXAN, which is shatter proof...... Acrylic, Plexi, Plastic will crack

MonsterMawd
05-05-2011, 06:25 PM
So Ok, What is the cheapest method for cutting your case panels? A Metal Nibbler works, but it can be very time consuming approach

only $7.95, from performance-pcs, http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=3044

http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/images/pics/ModNibbler.jpg

MonsterMawd
05-06-2011, 12:50 PM
The ideal set up is this 40 watt "Soldering Station" by Weller (WLC100) $56.99 on Newegg (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882577001&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4074600&SID=skim3631X618074X3d176a3a99c5369aeaaa94a7d6d51d 79)

It hold your wand, for safety sake! You can adjust the Wattage. You can clean it on the included sponge, which rids the tip of oxidation that builds up on its surface, which accumulates rather rapidly and becomes a corrosive agent that will eventually eat away at the tip and ruin it.

http://www.elexp.com/solder/wlc100.jpg


This WELLER 8200 (http://www.amazon.com/Weller-8200-Universal-Soldering-Gun/dp/B00002N5LN/ref=sr_1_10?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1304682980&sr=1-10) is the type of Solder Gun I grew up with... A built-in light to illuminate your work, and heats up very quick with 100 - 140-Watts of heat.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Hi4ffEQ2L.jpg

pcjunkie209
05-06-2011, 12:59 PM
Thanks Bill. I got package yesterday. U must have read my mind because my 24pin tool is broke and I am modding psu right now. The fan grills fit perfect and look awesome I'll post pics tonite. And the feet will go nicely with this build. Thanks again.

xeromist
05-06-2011, 04:09 PM
I really need to start practicing soldering. Hopefully on something unimportant before I work on anything expensive :D

MonsterMawd
05-06-2011, 05:01 PM
Thanks Bill. I got package yesterday. U must have read my mind because my 24pin tool is broke and I am modding psu right now. The fan grills fit perfect and look awesome I'll post pics tonite. And the feet will go nicely with this build. Thanks again.

Awesome! Glad to hear you liked everything!

@xeromist, I find most of my soldering work is on cooling fan wires. I'm either adding or shortening them...lol

This Blazer SI-100 Excalibur Multi purpose Butane Solder Wand / Torch Kit is pretty cool! It's great for mobility and has several different attachments for a variety of tasks. You can also reach tight spaces and be used for heat shrinking cooling fan wires and custom sleeved PSU cables. The only downside is you have to periodically refuel it with Butane Listed on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Blazer-SI-100-Excalibur-Multi-Purpose-Soldering/dp/B002L20FPA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1304682562&sr=8-4)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61sQZP3lFdL._AA1000_.jpg

Kipper
05-06-2011, 07:15 PM
Great thread, very informative and interesting

xeromist
05-06-2011, 07:27 PM
This Blazer SI-100 Excalibur Multi purpose Butane Solder Wand / Torch Kit is pretty cool! It's great for mobility and has several different attachments for a variety of tasks. You can also reach tight spaces and be used for heat shrinking cooling fan wires and custom sleeved PSU cables. The only downside is you have to periodically refuel it with Butane Listed on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Blazer-SI-100-Excalibur-Multi-Purpose-Soldering/dp/B002L20FPA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1304682562&sr=8-4)

That's an awesome little tool. I think I'll practice with a good old fashioned one, but I may graduate to that.

MonsterMawd
05-07-2011, 12:37 AM
A good SAE/Metric Hand Tap & Die Set will allow you to thread and repair stripped screw holes. For PC Modding & Repairs, I suggest purchasing a set that has tap sizes for 6/32 and 4/40 screws.

http://www.traderscity.com/board/userpix30/20327-hss-hand-tap-din352-round-dies-din223-wrench-die-holder-1.jpg

60 piece set for $39.99 on Harbor Freight (http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/tap-die/60-piece-sae-metric-tap-and-die-set-35407.html)

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/370x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_345.jpg

http://www.engineeringsupplies.co.uk/images/m6tapset.jpg

MonsterMawd
05-09-2011, 06:45 PM
Step drill bits!

I've used these to make holes in sheet metal, aluminum, LEXAN sheets, These are a lot better than traditional twist drills. You should use some type of cutting oil (or WD40) when drilling though thick/hard metals to help the bit cut and lengthen its life.

http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/images/335325_lg.jpg

xeromist
05-09-2011, 10:15 PM
I had to read up on those bits. It sounds like they are what's known as a unibit so they may be sold under that name or sometimes step.

MonsterMawd
05-10-2011, 02:04 PM
I had to read up on those bits. It sounds like they are what's known as a unibit so they may be sold under that name or sometimes step.

Yes, thats correct! also described as Unibits :)

MonsterMawd
05-21-2011, 12:09 PM
A Micrometer is widely used for precise measurement of small distances. I use a Micrometer to measure the thickness in materials like sheet metal or aluminum. You can also use a Micrometer to measure the diameter of a cylindrical shape or sphere.

Types of Micrometers:

Outside micrometer, (aka micrometer caliper), typically used to measure wires, spheres, shafts and blocks[B]

Inside micrometer, used to measure the diameter of holes

Depth micrometer, measures depths of slots and steps.

http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/micrometer_tools_for_pc_modding_starret.jpg

This is a Starret T436XRL-9 Outside Micrometer from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Starrett-T436XRL-9-Micrometer-Ratchet-Stop-Graduation/dp/B0006J4Z6A)

http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/micrometer_tools_for_pc_modding_draper.jpg

This is a Metric "Caliper" style micrometer made by “Draper.” It’s manufactured from hardened stainless steel. Slider displacements are amplified by a rack and pinion mechanism and indicated on the dial. Four way measurement: internal, external, depth and step. Reading 0.02mm. Slider has lockscrew function. Display packed in plastic storage case.

MonsterMawd
05-28-2011, 12:07 PM
Greenlee part # 730EBB-120 Last time I inquired, they were around $450 in the states + Large 3/4" socket wrench, and 2" socket. I wouldn't use anything less than 19" long socket wrench. Estimated purchase price of $550 new.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCkKnk6yqbM

MonsterMawd
06-07-2011, 03:35 PM
Avoid fraying your PSU cable sleeving ends by using a Heat Cutter for cable sleeving.

Read more information about TechFlex Sleeve Cutting Tools PDF (http://www.digikey.com/Web%20Export/Supplier%20Content/Techflex_1030/PDF/techflex-Cutting-InstallationTools.pdf)

http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/1_pc_psu_cable_sleeve_cutter_tool1.jpg

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MonsterMawd
12-30-2011, 03:31 PM
This would be nice to own. CNC Shark Pro Plus Router, sold for $3,599.99 by ROCKLER (http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=25376)

http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/cnc_router_shark_rockler.jpg

You can use the CNC Shark for carving, cutting, engraving, and etching hard materials that include, aluminum, MDF, wood, pvc, plexiglass, acrylic, and plastic.

You must supply a PC computer with USB 2.0 port and a Bosch Colt router (router sold separately). Simply connect the USB cable to the controller box and the other end to your computer (not compatible with Mac computers). The CNC Shark work table measures 28-1/2” wide by 36” long. The router itself can be moved over a 25” x 25” work path centered on the table. With its open end design work pieces longer than 36” can be placed into the machine, and continuous machining is possible with careful indexing of the workpiece. The table is much improved over the original Shark and Shark Pro in that its made of a blue anodized extruded aluminum channel which allows for great flexibility in clamping down workpieces. CNC Shark does include Vectrix CAM and 3D design software, but you'll want better graphics package like CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator to create advanced artwork.

Giannis996
04-12-2012, 08:47 AM
and till now i was happy my father have a router of 75.000euro............WHERE YOU FOUND SO MUCH MONEY???? GRATZ DUDE

devilin
04-21-2012, 06:11 AM
Wow!!!!!!!It's rich content! I like!

MonsterMawd
03-27-2013, 04:53 PM
Discovered this! Very Nice, it's a Mini Scroll saw. It reminds me of MicroLux,

http://www.micromark.com/microlux-mini-scroll-saw-for-hobby-use,7114.html

These a great for making custom designs for fan and radiator grills

http://www.micromark.com/RS/SR/Product/60514_R.jpg

MonsterMawd
04-01-2013, 03:30 PM
I could see alot of Modders using this for a PC Modding demonstration at a LAN Event. This new Collapsible Tool Box Cart measures 10.5"W x 11" H x 21.5"L, when closed, so it fits in your trunk and easily under a work bench

...Made in Germany and available here, http://www.eastwood.com/collapsible-rolling-tool-box.html

http://www.eastwood.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/7133d5774e6d457bbc2f0a87ad972df2/p39919.jpg

MonsterMawd
06-14-2013, 09:56 PM
Here are some options for bending acrylic sheets

This video was suggested by member, Do Until Loopy

Acrylic Glass (Plexiglas) Folding Heater Link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmYRmPYFovc&feature=share&list=PL81DE8A4F27C54F80

http://www.delviesplastics.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=DPI&Category_Code=Plastic_Strip_Heaters]http://www.delviesplastics.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=DPI&Category_Code=Plastic_Strip_Heaters

http://www.delviesplastics.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/STRIP_heater_1.jpg

Light Duty, Plug-In Heat Strips here,
http://www.delviesplastics.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=DPI&Category_Code=Plastic_Strip_Heaters]http://www.delviesplastics.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=DPI&Category_Code=Plastic_Strip_Heaters


24" Light Duty Strip Heater $42.00 * 48" Light Duty Strip Heater $48.00

http://www.delviesplastics.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/craftics_strip_heaters.jpg

FESTERINGCHEEZE
06-15-2013, 02:35 AM
There is one tool that you still need. A Jaw Horse http://www.amazon.com/Rockwell-RK9000-Jawhorse/dp/B0018MRUN4 makes working with anything a breeze got myself one and can't believe I could ever work without it. Takes a little while to get used to though.

MonsterMawd
06-24-2013, 01:31 PM
This Rosewill Hand Held Infrared Thermometer is real handy for measuring your PC temps, http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F645-rosewill-rtmt-11001-infrared-thermometer-review%2F

http://www.themodzoo.com/images/reviews/rosewill/rtmt-11001/rosewill_infrared_thermometer_review_17.jpg

Myk SilentShadow
06-24-2013, 01:40 PM
The link to the Acrylic Bender doesn't work, damn, I was thinking I might get one if they're not too pricey lol

MonsterMawd
07-02-2013, 05:14 PM
Here is the link to the acrylic benders

http://www.delviesplastics.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=DPI&Category_Code=Plastic_Strip_Heaters


Spring clamps can be life savers for things, especially if you need to join parts together for curing times

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/17/pu4upera.jpg

MonsterMawd
07-13-2013, 01:05 PM
My friend jesse found these awesome products for Rotary Tools by vanda-layindustries.com

Dremel Mill

http://vanda-layindustries.com/html/acra_mill_plus.html]http://vanda-layindustries.com/html/acra_mill_plus.html

http://vanda-layindustries.com/assets/images/mill_display_without_tool_new.jpg


Dremel Router table

http://vanda-layindustries.com/html/router_table.html]http://vanda-layindustries.com/html/router_table.html

http://vanda-layindustries.com/assets/images/router_table_display_2__instruc..jpg

MonsterMawd
04-30-2014, 06:13 PM
the Ultimate Hacksaw! .....which I'll be using for cutting Copper tubing for hard line liquid loops

$37.76 on Amazon, MSA 80975 4 In 1 Professional Hacksaw Frame: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific (http://www.amazon.com/MSA-80975-Professional-Hacksaw-Frame/dp/B000FK3WQO)

Key Features

Standard 90° for general use
45° angle for flush cuts
Low profile position for tight spaces
Takes Sabre saw blades for a wide variety of uses
High tension for tightening the blade up to 30,000 psi
Cushion grip handle for better control and comfort
Magnetic blade storage inside frame
Description
Cast aluminium construction for durability. Cushion grips at each end for comfort and safety. The Nicholson Professional 4 in 1 Hacksaw Frame is a high quality, lightweight high tension hacksaw frame designed for the professional and serious user that offers four different cutting options for greater flexibility. When you're working away from the workshop this represents true value. It is hard to get excited about a hacksaw, but the Nicholson four functions is different and worth a look. With the far end folded back into the frame the blade can be mounted diagonally forming a high access hacksaw for cutting in restricted areas. Last but by no means least the design allows you to fit a sabre saw blade to the end of the frame, limiting cutting potential only to the variety of sabre saw blades in your possession. There is storage for two to three blades in the frame. 300mm blade.

http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/nicholson_4_in_1_hacksaw_diy_pc_hardline_rigid_acr ylic_copper_tubing_cutting_monsoon_primochill_ek_b itspower_fittings1.jpg
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http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/nicholson_4_in_1_hacksaw_diy_pc_hardline_rigid_acr ylic_copper_tubing_cutting_monsoon_primochill_ek_b itspower_fittings3.jpg
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/nicholson_4_in_1_hacksaw_diy_pc_hardline_rigid_acr ylic_copper_tubing_cutting_monsoon_primochill_ek_b itspower_fittings4.jpg
http://www.mnpctech.3dpixelnet.com/picture_library/nicholson_4_in_1_hacksaw_diy_pc_hardline_rigid_acr ylic_copper_tubing_cutting_monsoon_primochill_ek_b itspower_fittings5.jpg

MonsterMawd
11-28-2014, 12:35 PM
With Holidays approaching, I started thinking about what Tools I needed and recalled this thread. I always liked the look of the Romaxx CNC Routers after Craig started using one. You can make your own PC case, custom windows and fan or radiator grills.
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HS-1, $2,490
Store | Romaxx CNC Router Systems (http://romaxxcncrouters.com/store#!/Romaxx-HS-1-CNC-Router/p/10142335/category=2549172*)
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Specifications:
Travel 12.1" X-Axis - 19.6" Y-Axis - 3" Z-Axis
*Rapids 1200 X-Axis - 1200 Y-Axis - 140 Z-Axis
Cutting Speeds (straight lines) 1200 ipm X-Axis - 1200 ipm Y-Axis -140 ipm Z-Axis
*Cutting Speeds (arcs/curves) 300-400 ipm X-Axis and Y-Axis - 140 ipmZ-Axis
Dimensions:
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Table 24x14x6
Overall 24x18x22
Largest Workpiece any Length by 14 wide by 4.4 tall
Weight: 105lbs
Voltage: 110 vac or 220 by request
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http://images.ecwid.com/images/1038458/34958773.jpg

M11C
08-30-2015, 11:07 PM
Hi, nice thread :)

was womdering if you know where i can find a 5.25 bay cover, like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/5-25-Inch-Driver-Cover-XON-DRBY525SB-Steel/dp/B002ZRQ474

from a UK/EU retailer preferebly, as shipping from US is pretty expensive.