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albarran9
08-30-2005, 07:33 PM
how do you guys cut the circle cut out for the driver? I dont have a router or a jig saw. i'm kind of limited to tools that i have. so far all i bought is a close quarter hacksaw to cut the circle with, hopeing it will work. any of you guys have any other way of going about this; with a drill maybe?

PRIVATEpastry
08-30-2005, 07:34 PM
Buy a jigsaw for $20 at Wal Mart.

PhatTonyDeMarco
08-30-2005, 07:34 PM
I tried a drill, and it will not cut horizontally, only drill vertically through wood. I went and got a jigsaw for $19 at Lowes, worked great.

SSS 18734
08-30-2005, 07:35 PM
you could probobally get a drill, and just make hundreds of tiny holes around the cutout, and then cut in between the hole with a utility knife or something. But having a jigsaw makes this job just sooo much easier. Go out and buy one. or you can rent them for like $12 for 4 hours.

PRIVATEpastry
08-30-2005, 07:42 PM
Jigsaws cut MDF like a hot knife through butter.

mikescanlon
08-30-2005, 07:45 PM
you can buy a bit for a drill that cuts in any direction..
you can get a jigsaw like the above posters mentioned..

or you canget the mack-daddy hole-master.. the roto-zip with the rotory attachment

and you can attack the holes like nuking japan.

hope this post helps your situation.

albarran9
08-30-2005, 08:22 PM
i was hopen' to use a drill to make a hole big enough to get the saw in there or should i say the tip which is 4 inches of just the saw blade in the hack saw and then slowly go around until i finished and then smooth it out with some sand paper. i'll try that and if i dosent work i'll go out and buy the cheapest jigsaw i can buy, cuz i only need to make one box.

SSS 18734
08-30-2005, 08:24 PM
sounds like a plan. But getting a jigsaw will just be so much easier. Personally, I cant stand not having proper tools for the job.

albarran9
08-30-2005, 08:28 PM
yes i agree, but since i'm probably only gonna use the jigsaw once or twice i'd rather put the extra money twards some good speaker wire or a new power wire if possible, but if not oh well.

mikescanlon
08-30-2005, 09:13 PM
the man's on a budget, hit it up with human ingenuity, and kudos for patience on doing that with a hacksaw. :laugh:

i hope you at least have a wood blade and not a metal blade :crap:

post up some pics when you get it done how ya like it, and make sure you put some good caulking in there too to seal it up nice so you dont have any air noise.

InhumanAcura
08-30-2005, 09:13 PM
router/circle jig > jig-saw

PRIVATEpastry
08-30-2005, 09:17 PM
router/circle jig > jig-saw
Budgets pwn us all... :(

BigOso
08-30-2005, 10:59 PM
ok i think I have the most ghetto way to cut a hole for a woofer. I used a drill bit to drill holes around the perimter then used a rotozip with a drywall but to cut between the holes. But for my last box I broke down and bought a $20 jigsaw from lowes.

yz_gt69
08-30-2005, 11:10 PM
you can get a decent jigsaw for 24 bucks, i mean just sacrifice a few beer and go get one. It'll work out best in the end anyway, becuz drunkeness and the jigsaw you just bought tend to rival each other. On the contrary, your woofer hole might come out more uniform if ur drunk cuz you'll be spinning circles... good luck w/e way you go.

Also, send me a beer for this great bit of info.

danteBirosel
08-31-2005, 12:59 AM
just buy the jigsaw for 20 bucks in wal mart.. then after that clean it up real good and return it. LOL. wal mart will take anything back. LOL

yz_gt69
08-31-2005, 01:27 AM
that's a pretty **** good idea too

danteBirosel
08-31-2005, 01:29 AM
lol i done that so many times.LOL.

bought hair clippers... i cut my hair and didnt like the product so i cleaned it very well and they took it and gave my money back. i ended up buying one that can actually cut my thick hair. :p

PRIVATEpastry
08-31-2005, 04:16 PM
^^I do that all the time with Home Depot. I always buy packs of sandpaper, take one sheet out, then take the pack back.

kungfoojesus
08-31-2005, 06:15 PM
OMG lol you bastards are the reason i'm paying $4 for a pack of sandpaper!!! Wrar!!!!

bushtree
08-31-2005, 06:18 PM
^^I do that all the time with Home Depot. I always buy packs of sandpaper, take one sheet out, then take the pack back.


Umm, yea that is basically considered Stealing :(

However i can see returning the jigsaw...

Looney_Tune
08-31-2005, 06:20 PM
you might as well just took one sheet out from the pack at the store.

SSS 18734
08-31-2005, 06:24 PM
or you could stay at work 15 minutes longer and just buy the fvcking pack. It'd take you longer to stand in line, buy the multiple packs you plan to pilfer from, go to your car, take them out, go back to the store, wait in the return line, get your credit, and then go back home.

bushtree
08-31-2005, 06:35 PM
^ AGreeed! STOP STEALING! arrrr people **** me off sometimes..

danteBirosel
08-31-2005, 07:19 PM
yeah stealing is bad!! but borrowing it for a few days and then returning doesnt hurt.

PRIVATEpastry
08-31-2005, 08:09 PM
I'm a jew. :emb:

danteBirosel
08-31-2005, 08:20 PM
I'm a jew. :emb:



:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


well said.


and i think we all here need to say sorry for not knowing. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

PRIVATEpastry
08-31-2005, 08:30 PM
I agree. I'd like an apollogy.

SSS 18734
08-31-2005, 08:43 PM
I agree. I'd like an apollogy.

eh, its not like I havn't done my fair share of shoplifiting. I just couldnt bring myself to pay $65 for that vibrant yellow polo shirt I wanted :emb:

But I think stealing a $4 pack of sandpaper is stupid :rolleyes:

ndnbolla
10-05-2005, 06:47 PM
^^I do that all the time with Home Depot. I always buy packs of sandpaper, take one sheet out, then take the pack back.

lol i just returned a jig a couple weeks ago for a one time use thing to trim a box that was too big.

now i am planning to do it again for a new box that i will be making. im worried that the lady at the service desk of home depot will notice me for returning the same thing again.

how did you get not look like a fool when returning it?


now i just realized i could buy the router at walmart instead.

PhatTonyDeMarco
10-05-2005, 07:19 PM
lol i just returned a jig a couple weeks ago for a one time use thing to trim a box that was too big.

now i am planning to do it again for a new box that i will be making. im worried that the lady at the service desk of home depot will notice me for returning the same thing again.

how did you get not look like a fool when returning it?


now i just realized i could buy the router at walmart instead.


:rolleyes: Dead thread idiot

ndnbolla
10-05-2005, 07:27 PM
:rolleyes: Dead thread idiot


so thats how you got your post so high, i thought it was because you were such a helpful guy with so many informative posts or maybe even posts that were related to the topic at hand. :rolleyes:

silly me for thinking that...

PhatTonyDeMarco
10-05-2005, 08:24 PM
so thats how you got your post so high, i thought it was because you were such a helpful guy with so many informative posts or maybe even posts that were related to the topic at hand. :rolleyes:

silly me for thinking that...


:eyebrow: And how am I supposed to help you? You are a moron...

fozzymuphet
10-05-2005, 11:04 PM
:eyebrow: And how am I supposed to help you? You are a moron...

Bwahahahahahaha. I may have just pissed myself

THUNDERBIRD
10-06-2005, 08:15 AM
you could borrow a router or jigsaw from someone.

Jim85IROC
10-06-2005, 02:30 PM
People this cheap have no right building their own stuff.