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danteBirosel
02-26-2006, 03:15 AM
Planning in buying a router that does 1.5hp. Brand = Ryobi.


Will 1.5 hp be good enough?

When i buy the router, what else do i need to buy to start cutting perfect circles?

SAG3
02-26-2006, 03:24 AM
probably need one of those perfect circle tracer things

flakko
02-26-2006, 03:29 AM
your gonna need a circle jig... if you wanna countersink, your gonna need a rabbeting bit


http://www.skilshop.com/reconditioned_tools/routers/1820-rt.html

^^^ a reconditioned 2hp Skil plunge router... a fixed is 5 bucks cheaper

60+ shipping pretty good price

danteBirosel
02-26-2006, 03:31 AM
For the Circle jig i will be purchasing a.. Jasper Circle Jig Model 200.

wats the countersink and rabbeting bit for?


whats the diff between the 1.5hp and 2hp?

Ayrton
02-26-2006, 03:36 AM
What budget are you working with for a router?

danteBirosel
02-26-2006, 03:38 AM
i already found a router...

i already found a circle jig...

i just need to know what kind and size bits and stuff that i need to buy to cut circles.

Ayrton
02-26-2006, 03:40 AM
Well that is going to depend on what router you have.

danteBirosel
02-26-2006, 03:40 AM
A Plunge Router

danteBirosel
02-26-2006, 03:41 AM
a SKIL or Ryobi

Ayrton
02-26-2006, 03:45 AM
Well do both routers come with ” and ” collets?

You are going to need a ” spiral bit, and a flush trim bit with a guide bearing (prefer ”). I would also recommend a rabbiting bit with a guide bearing.

flakko
02-26-2006, 03:46 AM
wats the countersink and rabbeting bit for?


like lets say you wanna make kick panel baffles, with the rabbeting bit, you can make the speaker flush with the baffle, or if you wanna do some flush plexi, countersink the edges.

danteBirosel
02-26-2006, 03:48 AM
lol i have no clue what u just meant, im a noob with this router power tool. So i dont know what i need to get.

Checklist:

__ Router
__ Jasper Circle Jig Model 400
__ 1/4" spiral bit <<< wth does this do?
__ Flush Trim Bit <<< what kind/size? and wth does this do?
__ Rabbeting Bit << what kind/size? and wth does this do?


and what's this guide bearing??

flakko
02-26-2006, 03:54 AM
lol i have no clue what u just meant, im a noob with this router power tool. So i dont know what i need to get.

Checklist:

__ Router
__ Jasper Circle Jig Model 400
__ 1/4" spiral bit <<< wth does this do?
__ Flush Trim Bit <<< what kind/size? and wth does this do?
__ Rabbeting Bit << what kind/size? and wth does this do?


and what's this guide bearing??

you know how when someone makes baffles for kicks, and they make it look like the tweeter and mid are flush with the wood? they use the rabbeting bit for that

Ayrton
02-26-2006, 03:56 AM
Rabbeting bit

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002JEGQS.01-A1I41YLZCXI3OA._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Flush trim bit with guide bearing

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000BV9IPG.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Spiral cut bit

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002FGF84.01-AKLSI1G48KW3B._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Ayrton
02-26-2006, 03:57 AM
And you want a Jasper 200, not a 400.

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00009K77A.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Ayrton
02-26-2006, 03:59 AM
http://www.newwoodworker.com/rtrfeeddir.html

SAG3
02-26-2006, 04:06 AM
i have a router in my garage i havent used, maybe on my next box i'll try it out.

danteBirosel
02-26-2006, 10:26 AM
Rabbeting bit

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002JEGQS.01-A1I41YLZCXI3OA._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Flush trim bit with guide bearing

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000BV9IPG.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Spiral cut bit

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002FGF84.01-AKLSI1G48KW3B._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg



Thanks for the pics and stuff but i was wondering how does each bit perform? What connects to where and what does it do. Thanks.

PatFitz9
02-26-2006, 08:40 PM
*thread jack* why is a plunge router better than a fixed router for cutting sub box holes?

Ayrton
02-27-2006, 09:08 PM
*thread jack* why is a plunge router better than a fixed router for cutting sub box holes?

Because you can lower the bit into the work with a plunge. A fixed router has no way to do that.

TypeRBass
02-27-2006, 09:23 PM
Because you can lower the bit into the work with a plunge. A fixed router has no way to do that.
i dont have a plunge router...you have to adjust it by turning part of it...and i use it to cut sub holes with a jasper jig :)

Moe Lester
02-27-2006, 09:53 PM
To do circle cutouts you either need the 1/4" straight bit or 1/4" spiral UPCUT bit. You can also do multiple passes to get flush cutouts for speakers.

TPABlazer
02-28-2006, 01:32 PM
A table and speaker rings compliment the flush cut bit. Or is that the other way around?