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TooLowTooGo
09-22-2005, 02:12 PM
well im lookign to buy a router. I hate cutting the circles with the jigsaw, i think it will be easier to just use a router. and be done, make the hole alot nice n i can do flush mounts etc.. without worrying about my circle looking off alittle.
also im going to be using it to round the edges and for maybe doing plexiglass for a false floor to be mounted flush aswell.

n e way i have $100 from Lowes, plus I know people who work there so i get 10% off n e ways.

I have 2 to choose from

the first is a Skill. it has a fixed base and a plunge base.
it is a Skill so of course isnt the best but its good for the money $99.
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=109589-353-1825&lpage=none - info
http://images.lowes.com/product/039725/039725022882.jpg?wid=158&cvt=jpeg - pic

and the second choice is a Hitachi fixed base router.
Hitachi has sure made a name for them selves, and is up there at the lines of Dewalt. this one is $124
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=118359-67702-M12VC&lpage=none - info
http://images.lowes.com/product/717709/717709008298.jpg?wid=158&cvt=jpeg - pic

now to decide is the hard part.. wich would u decide on???

and n e one know where on the internet or store u can find that circle jig planner cut thing ma bob, lmfao. measures holes from like 4"-24"

n e way let me know what u think and maybe tell me what u have so i can get ideas... thanks.

OldManTod
09-22-2005, 02:14 PM
Get a Linksys... they am de best...

djman37
09-22-2005, 02:15 PM
plunge>fixed base for this application.

Jasper jig is the thing you are talking about.

You can make your own too.

lowgmc94
09-22-2005, 02:24 PM
i know u can use a router to cut holes the guy at hd told me i couldnt i was looking for the bit to cut the holes out and i didnt know which one to get that how we got into the conversation<--- spelling what a douch bag.

AzGrower
09-22-2005, 02:26 PM
Spiral upcut bit works great. and make your own circle jig, its easy as pie to make yourself...

XtrmAudioCncpts
09-22-2005, 02:29 PM
i was using mine the other day on the router table and the bit disappeared i was like holy crap did i just get this with a router bit?!?! i took me like 10 mins to fine it it had come and and fallen back into the body of the router it scared the crap out of me

PV Audio
09-22-2005, 02:43 PM
dude the skil is fair. well it is for me as i need the flush mounting to be precise. the control is just not there as it is with my friend's porter cable which i will be purchasing soon. i'd sell u the skil for 80 shipped with a straight bit (1/4')

PV Audio
09-22-2005, 02:45 PM
the porter cable 2 pack is excellent. i have had lots of time on it and the cutting ability is just top notch. i know that moe lester hast his one as well. its around 120~ at lowes.

Chevyaudio
09-22-2005, 02:47 PM
Hitachi has sure made a name for them selves, and is up there at the lines of Dewalt.

Not IMHO. The best power tools out there right now are DeWalt, Porter Cable, and delta.

Hook Me Up
09-22-2005, 02:48 PM
Uhh who posted get a linksys, lol i dont even know if he read the article, were talking about boxes not computers haha nice thought!

THUNDERBIRD
09-22-2005, 02:54 PM
it all depends on how often ur going to use it. alot- get the hitachi,or porter cable. medium- get the skil. all of my tools are skil and i like them, and they do fine.

TooLowTooGo
09-22-2005, 03:07 PM
Uhh who posted get a linksys, lol i dont even know if he read the article, were talking about boxes not computers haha nice thought!

hahaha. same thing i was thinking.
well just to let every one know i have a linksys router:naughty: :p: lol

JimJ
09-22-2005, 03:09 PM
I hate Dewalt...too many safety recalls in the past couple of years for me to have faith in them.

Hitachi, Porter Cable, and Delta all get my vote...

TooLowTooGo
09-22-2005, 03:15 PM
Not IMHO. The best power tools out there right now are DeWalt, Porter Cable, and delta.

well dewalt is made by Black and Decker.
delta fell down hill
and porter cable is a nice one, but so **** expensive. but there deff nice
hitachi is great cause there reliable and pretty **** good tools, alot of people came in with exchanges from dewalt to hitachi tools back when i worked there
skill is made by bosh so its there lower line ****. usually house hold ****

i usually make boxes every month. so say ill make a max of 10 boxes a year... is this to much for a skill?

and n e one have a link or something ont he one moe has for $120... id buy that in a heart beat.

like i said i wanna use it for circles. maybe some corners (make em rounded) and to do some plexiglass work
I have the bits for it, had em when i purchased the rotozip.
just rotozip didnt work as good as an actual roter will, lol. made my hole from 11" to 13" oblonge (ovalish) cause of the vibrations.

dbornotdb
09-22-2005, 04:58 PM
Answered you on BL.
:greedy:

THUNDERBIRD
09-22-2005, 05:08 PM
go with the skil you will be fine. kuz ur not going to use it everyday

OldManTod
09-22-2005, 05:33 PM
Uhh who posted get a linksys, lol i dont even know if he read the article, were talking about boxes not computers haha nice thought!

that'd b me... busting his coconuts..

T

PV Audio
09-22-2005, 06:18 PM
go with the skil you will be fine. kuz ur not going to use it everyday
that's why i bought my skil ;)

now i regret it becauase it isn't quite what i need because i use it at least once a week.

Moe Lester
09-22-2005, 06:20 PM
the porter cable 2 pack is excellent. i have had lots of time on it and the cutting ability is just top notch. i know that moe lester hast his one as well. its around 120~ at lowes.

ehh the fixed base 1 3/4 horse router is like $138 at lowes here. The one with the fixed AND plunge is $200. I got mine off ebay for $148 shipped and the circle jig for $32.99 shipped

PV Audio
09-22-2005, 06:23 PM
ehh the fixed base 1 3/4 horse router is like $138 at lowes here. The one with the fixed AND plunge is $200. I got mine off ebay for $148 shipped and the circle jig for $32.99 shipped
yeah i saw that today (the 2pack is 200) in home depot, but the flush base one is only 120....

TooLowTooGo
09-22-2005, 06:46 PM
fixed base should be good enuff i think... ill look at em better tonight
ill be buying one first thing tomorrow

AznRevlAzn
09-22-2005, 06:49 PM
Ryobi baby, love there products, been building with it ever since i started :D

PV Audio
09-22-2005, 06:54 PM
fixed base should be good enuff i think... ill look at em better tonight
ill be buying one first thing tomorrow
no actually, plunge should be good enough. u can vary the depth of the plunge to flush mount and flush trim. u cannot plunge well with a fixed base :)

TooLowTooGo
09-22-2005, 06:55 PM
Ryobi baby, love there products, been building with it ever since i started :D

strictly Home Depot product
i only have a $100 gift card at Lowes cause i returned my Rotozip there

im poor. need to choose form those 2 listed in the firt post
cause of :greedy: issues :(

PV Audio
09-22-2005, 07:04 PM
well dude if u want something good, get eh porter cable. otherwise, get the skil. a fixed only goes but so far....

TooLowTooGo
09-22-2005, 07:47 PM
well the skill i think is fixed and plunger style.
the hitachi is only fixed.

AzGrower
09-22-2005, 07:49 PM
Harbour Freight special here, has lasted 5+ years on various projects. It was like $79 for a 2 hp plunge router...

PV Audio
09-22-2005, 07:55 PM
well the skill i think is fixed and plunger style.
the hitachi is only fixed.
yeah so get the skil. but you have been forwarned.

vosschs
09-22-2005, 08:02 PM
porter cable is awsome, my work has used the same routers for over 10 years, there plunge routers are nice