Case Mod Basics: Case Window Install Video

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mnpctech
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Hey Gang, Heres the first in a series of diy videos where I go "Back to Basics" and share my techniques. It's always good to refresh yourself once in awhile :smokin

DO-IT-YOURSELF CASE WINDOW & INSTALL

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Very nice tutorial. It is very helpful for those first time modders. I seen plenty of window mod tutorials but none that are video!

What other tools could you use to cut out the window hole other than a jig saw (or band saw)? I used a jig saw before (with wood though) and I can easily say that my cuts are anything but straight, especially around corners and curves. I guess you could use a dremel but that would take ages, eh?

You could use a dremel with the router attachment?

Also, is there another purpose for the u-channel except for covering the ugly/sharp edge?

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Another great video from mnpctech.

Cutting a window using a rotary tool takes forever and the heat generated can warp the metal.

Not sure if using a router attachment would work well on a rotary tool since you would be cutting through metal and not something softer like drywall or wood.

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Thank you guys!

Dremel's Router Attachment is intended for slotting, grooving, sanding and trimming edges. You'll need a heavy duty Router with a straight carbide blade for cutting metal.

U-channel is primarily used for covering edges.

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Thanks for the reply.

What counts as a heavy duty router? You could use a dremel and get a straight carbide blade/bit for it. No?

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Every time I watch these videos I'm reminded that I need more tools. :)

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robodude666 wrote:
Thanks for the reply.

What counts as a heavy duty router? You could use a dremel and get a straight carbide blade/bit for it. No?

2 - 2-1/4 HP would be good for cutting sheet metal with a good carbide cutting tip for metal.

Tivon wrote:
Every time I watch these videos I'm reminded that I need more tools. :)

You can never have enuf :)

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Wow thats a great video ! thanks

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mnpctech;585511 wrote:
2 - 2-1/4 HP would be good for cutting sheet metal with a good carbide cutting tip for metal.

You forget to mention, that you will need a fence to make a straight cut.
(well, at least I do)

For the fellows that have never used a router (please use extreme caution)
There are bits that are actually called (the Widowmaker)
It is very easy to take a finger off, almost easier than a table saw (if you are not carefull)

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heey thanks for the link heps a whole lot! just started my old dino case today and im gunna make that look right nice when im done