View Full Version : I need a cheap tool to cut the rear mesh on the antec p180 fan grill

06-02-07, 02:48 PM
That mesh causes a lot of resistance and noise so I need to cut it out
Any ideas? Im looking for a cheap hand tool.

06-02-07, 03:18 PM
Pick up some cheap electrical wire cutters at your local hardware store and some small pliers or something to bend the sharp ends over that are left by the cuts. Your could file these cuts smooth but the filings could fall onto some electrical contacts which could possibly give you a problem later if you failed to not to remove all the loose filings.

06-03-07, 12:22 AM
or a "nibbler"
Most Radio Shacks carry them.
Useful for making holes/cutouts in most sheet steel or Al.

06-03-07, 05:30 PM
a nibbler is what I really need ,E-buyer had them last year ,havent seen them since, Radio Shack is called Tandy (at least I think its still called Tandy) over here ,I'll have a look in there.
My last cases rear fan grille came out quite easily (not that easily) with some pliers ,The p180's is a bit meatier.

Edit, They changed their name to Maplins, No nibblers online :( Hopefully a store has one.