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jblaven

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Mar 6, 2002
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Monroe, Georgia
Everything seems to be there. Packaging was great. Now for the fun part...

I have an old jigsaw that needs a blade. Is there a certain type of blade that works best? Oh yeah, the window kit is "smoke" color. I think it will look good with the smoke colored front of my case. Who knows, we will soon see.
 

stool

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Dec 20, 2000
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Albany, NY
Welcome to the forums. Make sure you use a finecut metal blade. Also, I recommend taping all around your cutout area, and if you have any available, put some thin plywood or something similar inside the case where you will cut, to cut down on vibration. Take Your Time.
 

Iron Hawk

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Jan 19, 2002
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Groton, CT
yeah, when the case side vibrates on the little pieces of metal it can get scratched. If you cover the side of your case with masking tape these scratches can be prevented.
 

xl

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Feb 2, 2002
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Also, if you have a generous wife, or little brother like me, I had him hold a shop vac over the cutting area as I cut to get rid of some metal peices as I was cutting. I used the Tape I dea and just cut. Remember to drill holes to start the cut. To remove vibration I kneels on my full tower case. I was cutting a hole to put the PSU at the very top of the full tower.
 

Acko

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Oct 30, 2001
Location
UK
Another tip before you make your cut is to have 4 pilot holes about 8-10mm in each corner just in side your window lines. This will allow for the thickness of the jig-saw blade then cut any 2 sides first (parallel) but leave about 2-3mm of metal before the next hole repeat on the other 2 sides this will stop your excess metal flapping about. Then just nick out the 4 little lugs.
When cleaning off the burrs afterwards make sure you use a fine toothed file & lightly deburr the edge away from you on each forward stroke.

Acko