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sqhertz
06-22-2008, 10:45 AM
:) !

we got a plunge/fixed base dewalt combo on clearance at work for $50. ;)
ive never used one before so itll be a learning expierence for me. so i got my first question.
when using screws and rounding the edges after , what would be the easiest way to avoid hitting a screw with the router? countersink them 1/2 of the way up the edge (3/4" mdf)?
any tips?

im sure ill have more as i get started... :D

ngsm13
06-22-2008, 10:50 AM
Sure. Or don't use screws.

nG

sqhertz
06-22-2008, 10:54 AM
i could do that , but im trying to get it done quick incase it starts raining. no garage is ftl.

yunvme666
06-22-2008, 11:30 AM
i counter sink the screws about half way through, or just use brads, they go in far enough not to catch, till ya figure it out just get a cheapo roundover till ya figure out how not to nick it up....lol...

sqhertz
06-22-2008, 12:54 PM
i just got back from the store. got a 4 pc craftsman router bit set. 1/2 , 3/8 ,1/4 and 1/8 round overs for like $30. im sure if i take my time and pace myself , it wont come out too bad , lol. some day i need to get me a jasper jig and do my circles right in stead of using a jig saw. but it works for now.

i think ill just not use screws this time around since it looks pretty nice out.

thedukey42
06-22-2008, 12:55 PM
Make your own jig to do the circles.

sqhertz
06-22-2008, 01:37 PM
i just got back from the store. got a 4 pc craftsman router bit set. 1/2 , 3/8 ,1/4 and 1/8 round overs for like $30. im sure if i take my time and pace myself , it wont come out too bad , lol. some day i need to get me a jasper jig and do my circles right in stead of using a jig saw. but it works for now.

i think ill just not use screws this time around since it looks pretty nice out.


spoke to ****ing soon.
got my cuts done and i feel small drops of rain. look up, and sure enough , the clouds are rolling in. :verymad:
hopefully itll clear up in an hour or so , so i can get it done today. ****ing wah.

PV Audio
06-22-2008, 03:16 PM
Pwned!

sqhertz
06-22-2008, 03:40 PM
Pwned!

:crap:

at least i got a ****** router for $50 today. ;)

sqhertz
06-22-2008, 03:42 PM
http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/tool_detail.asp?productID=5585

sqhertz
06-22-2008, 03:43 PM
they had an 18v dril and reciprocating saw combo for like $80. but i already have 2 drill and dont need a recip saw

sqhertz
06-22-2008, 07:43 PM
all i can say is , i should of got one alot sooner. rounding edges in under 30 seconds is great. and since i **** at making perfect cuts , flush trim = ftw. gonna pick one up tomorrow.

and yes , i did get about 3/4 of the way done , and now the sky is about to take a **** on everything so i had to pack up. i dont like working with 36" bar clamp/lightning rods when its about to pour.

question. anything i should use on the bits to make them last longer? oil or something?

another question. my port is ~1/16 to 1/8 off more than it should be on some parts. any problem?

miker
06-22-2008, 07:51 PM
What size round over bit do you want to use??

sqhertz
06-22-2008, 07:55 PM
i already used the 3/8". just wondering if there is anything i can do to extend the bits life. and **** at making cuts so i have a little over hang from the top and bottom. a flush trim should take care of that , right?

Pickler
06-22-2008, 07:55 PM
ahh i thought you meant the other kind of router :(

https://evdo.sslpowered.com/wifi-router-evdo-sharing_files/wifi-802-router-evdo.jpg

twisztdauthorit
06-22-2008, 07:58 PM
Not a bad router, the motor seems a little on the lighter side but it should be just fine for what you need it to do.

sqhertz
06-22-2008, 08:01 PM
:laugh: not quite.


http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/tool_detail.asp?productID=5585

:cool:

miker
06-22-2008, 08:01 PM
i already used the 3/8". just wondering if there is anything i can do to extend the bits life. and **** at making cuts so i have a little over hang from the top and bottom. a flush trim should take care of that , right?


How's that looks? haha, sorry I'm just looking to pick a bit up :)

Also, say you were rounding the end of a piece of wood for the port, what size would you want?

3/8" on either side would make an even round correct?

sqhertz
06-22-2008, 08:02 PM
Not a bad router, the motor seems a little on the lighter side but it should be just fine for what you need it to do.

for right now , it works perfect. runs through mdf like warm butter. and for $50 i think ill be ok.
i may use it on some other woods in the future , but not any big projects.

sqhertz
06-22-2008, 08:03 PM
How's that looks? haha, sorry I'm just looking to pick a bit up :)

Also, say you were rounding the end of a piece of wood for the port, what size would you want?

3/8" on either side would make an even round correct?

3/8 x 2 = 6/8 = 3/4.