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PV Audio
07-18-2005, 05:21 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4394652206&category=20781&rd= :(

will that work as a plunge router? i really have no idea as to what i need....i just need something that will cut the speaker cutouts then will flushmount them. recommmend me something good please :)

Acidburn
07-18-2005, 05:22 AM
thats not a plunge router
that one wont do speaker cutouts

PV Audio
07-18-2005, 05:24 AM
ok then what should i look for and how can i tell the difference from a plunge router and i guess a fixed base router

JimJ
07-18-2005, 07:22 AM
Right brand, wrong piece of equipment...plunge routers have metal shafts on either side that the motor and bit assembly slides up and down on. That looks like something that just does trim.

Ryobi, Porter Cable, Makita & Hitachi all make excellent routers.

thylantyr
07-18-2005, 02:09 PM
You can use fix base routers for speaker cutouts if you drill a hole to insert the
bit, it's not as cool as a plunge. For other type of woodworking the fixed is
better. You really need both types. But for speakers the plunge is nice and to me
the most important variable is horsepower. Cheap routers are useless when
trying to do work with 3/4" thick {or greater} wood. Then, to make matters
worse people buy cheap bits, cheap routers and cheap bits = bad results. I
would get a 3 horse router and some Freud or White Side bits.

Normally 3 horse routers are in the $300 range, but this one is $159 for 3 horses.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000223K9/qid=1121706557/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/103-0537935-4636627?v=glance&s=hi

Another variable, do you want the router to be compatible with the jasper jig?
You should see which routers mate to that jig.

Variable speed pwns, a must have if you ask me.

99StangGt
07-18-2005, 02:12 PM
I use a cheap rotozip to do cutouts.

Moe Lester
07-18-2005, 02:44 PM
meh, ryobi isnt too bad, especially for the money. if you are going to be using it alot though, id go for a dewalt or porter cable. I have a ryobi, and id like a better router. looks like the others have covered the difference between a plunge router and fixed base though.

PV Audio
07-18-2005, 04:52 PM
You can use fix base routers for speaker cutouts if you drill a hole to insert the
bit, it's not as cool as a plunge. For other type of woodworking the fixed is
better. You really need both types. But for speakers the plunge is nice and to me
the most important variable is horsepower. Cheap routers are useless when
trying to do work with 3/4" thick {or greater} wood. Then, to make matters
worse people buy cheap bits, cheap routers and cheap bits = bad results. I
would get a 3 horse router and some Freud or White Side bits.

Normally 3 horse routers are in the $300 range, but this one is $159 for 3 horses.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000223K9/qid=1121706557/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/103-0537935-4636627?v=glance&s=hi

Another variable, do you want the router to be compatible with the jasper jig?
You should see which routers mate to that jig.

Variable speed pwns, a must have if you ask me.
yeah i have the big *** one but i have no router