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gmc typhoon
10-25-2006, 10:13 PM
I just tried the rotozip with the circle cutter attachment and let's just say i can cut a better circle with my teeth.:mad: So i need a tool that can make a PERFECT circle. What should i use? I need to make the hole for my rl-i8 sub to drop in.

Thanks guys:)

bjfish11
10-25-2006, 10:14 PM
jasper jig + router

x2
You can get the jasper jig from partsexpress.com

azbass
10-25-2006, 10:16 PM
jig saw and a steady hand :)



but really no jokes. a jigsaw and a steady hand.

baseballer1100
10-25-2006, 10:42 PM
My hand *****. But with a jasper jig and router like stated before. PERFECT CIRCLES.

DBfan187
10-25-2006, 10:45 PM
jasper jig + routeryup


jig saw and a steady hand :)



but really no jokes. a jigsaw and a steady hand.
very true, but just make sure you use the right bits, prefferebly with a lot of teeth..

zthumper
10-25-2006, 10:45 PM
Just use a jig.......it's not that hard.

hoss
10-25-2006, 10:48 PM
hole saw, water jet, CNC machine... :p:

if you are on a budget, a jigsaw and a compass, and they dont have to be perfect, as long as they are covered

tommyk90
10-25-2006, 10:50 PM
Me?


But seriously, I use a jigsaw for all my cutouts and I think I do a pretty darn good job. :)

djman37
10-25-2006, 10:51 PM
i've used everything from the Jigsaw|Compass to JasperJig|Router including the RotoZip with it's circle jig.

All will work with patience and practice. The results are the same, the level of effort is different though.

Worlddre
10-25-2006, 10:51 PM
router + stray piece of 1/4" mdf that just happens to be the width of the router

Big Dee
10-25-2006, 11:08 PM
router and jasper jig = precision

jigsaw + me = good enough to not tell the difference when covered

Jigsaw is more fun because it takes more skill.

squeak12
10-25-2006, 11:11 PM
I can cut circles fine with a jigsaw, but I got a router and jig because it takes less time to cut and lay out.

ultimate157
10-25-2006, 11:21 PM
hole saw, water jet, CNC machine... :p:


Water jet? water + mdf = very bad :veryhapp:

I left a piece outside. The thing ended up being 1.5" thick with all the water it absorbed.

disturbedfuel15
10-25-2006, 11:28 PM
A steady hand and a sharp rock

timot_one
10-26-2006, 03:04 AM
My hand isn't steady enough to use a jigsaw. I use the router & jig because it's easier, faster, and the results are consistent (just as long as I do it right the first time).

timot_one
10-26-2006, 03:08 AM
My hand isn't steady enough to use a jigsaw. I use the router & jig because it's easier, faster, and the results are consistent (just as long as I do it right the first time).

timot_one
10-26-2006, 03:10 AM
My hand isn't steady enough to use a jigsaw. I use the router & jig because it's easier, faster, and the results are consistent (just as long as I do it right the first time).

timot_one
10-26-2006, 03:11 AM
My hand isn't steady enough to use a jigsaw. I use the router & jig because it's easier, faster, and the results are consistent (just as long as I do it right the first time).

iamamp3pimp
10-26-2006, 05:36 AM
quad post FTW!