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darkhunter139
05-19-2008, 11:29 AM
All I have is an old crappy jig saw so at the least I want to get a new one of them before I start my new box build.

Before I buy it though would a router work better? I want to get the cleanest cut I can.

icpurplepplalot
05-19-2008, 11:35 AM
router with a jasper jig

Louisiana_CRX
05-19-2008, 11:36 AM
a jig saw is faster

01 S 10
05-19-2008, 11:38 AM
Lowes has a jigsaw thats like $20, then buy some Dewalt clean cut blades for it, probably cheapest way to go. the jigsaw is made by "Task Force", cheapy, but has adjustable speeds and *****

ABSOLUTEAUDIO
05-19-2008, 11:38 AM
router with a jasper jig

X2

I have both the 200 and the 100 jigs, They are very very handy:D If you go with a router and jig combo i would go 2 1/4 hp or higher.

ABSOLUTEAUDIO
05-19-2008, 11:41 AM
Besides if you go with a jigsaw, you have to trace a circle to follow. where a jasper you just drop the pin on the size hole you want thats it!

darkhunter139
05-19-2008, 12:05 PM
X2

I have both the 200 and the 100 jigs, They are very very handy:D If you go with a router and jig combo i would go 2 1/4 hp or higher.

How about the one this guys selling?

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=309734

BobbyDD
05-19-2008, 12:08 PM
Unless you're going to flush mount the subs I'd just get some good blades and use the jigsaw you have as long as it works.

hunterw
05-19-2008, 12:09 PM
i use a router witha craftsman circle cutter edge guide. and a craftsman router. works great fpr me and takes maybe 3-4 minutes to cut through double baffled 3/4 mdf

ABSOLUTEAUDIO
05-19-2008, 12:09 PM
dewalt makes good routers, 1 3/4hp is a little small but it can get the job done! That is a great price for a new dewalt router.

darkhunter139
05-19-2008, 12:10 PM
Unless you're going to flush mount the subs I'd just get some good blades and use the jigsaw you have as long as it works.

The box is only going to be for 1 15 inch sub

hunterw
05-19-2008, 12:12 PM
if you feel that you will be building a lot of boxes, or using a router quite often i would get one. if not jigsaw would work. though it takes a lot longer imo

BobbyDD
05-19-2008, 12:13 PM
The box is only going to be for 1 15 inch sub

The router would easily allow you to do a better job but you cab get by with the jigsaw just fine. Good blades make a world of difference.

twisztdauthorit
05-19-2008, 12:13 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=180243975138&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=008

would this work well or is it better to get a jasper jig?

the jaspers are expensive imo and im not sure if it will fit my certain model of skiL

atm im using a home made jig made out of plexiglass.. could be thicker and more accurate but it gets the job done well.

Qbenjamin
05-19-2008, 12:14 PM
Craftsman jigsaw, as I don't do a lot of boxes. Cost me about $40.

darkhunter139
05-19-2008, 12:15 PM
Craftsman jigsaw, as I don't do a lot of boxes. Cost me about $40.

Where at?

yunvme666
05-19-2008, 12:53 PM
a router and jasper jig is great, or if you got to much time on your hands like me, you take a router and some plexi and make a jig...... i dont need all them hole anyways......lol....