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Questions on Cutting up the storage bins a SC

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Mtek, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Jan 1, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    Mtek

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    Hi all,

    What tool did those of you who cut the black storage bins use? I am going to try and make the sub area look more finished and wanted to use the upper portion of the bins for a more finished look. Anyone carpet them as well, so it matches the box? Any tips or advice appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    Oscillating tool, in my case the Ridgid Jobmax. Dremel was an option, but I prefer the Jobmax for this type of work.
     
  3. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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  4. Jan 1, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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    Thanks guys, I have a dremmel so I am going to give it a shot.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2012 at 7:07 AM
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    A dremel will cause friction, and a lot of heat. This tends to melt plastic, which does not give the most visually appealing results. They will work fine for cutting it, but be prepared to come back with a sharp knife to clean off the melted areas, and then take some fine sand paper to the edges to finish them a little better.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    ^^^ this... Use a low speed if you do use a dremel, or I used a pair of tin snips most recently.
     
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