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bball09124
01-22-2009, 06:13 PM
Can some good box builders link me to a good circular saw blade and the top 3 roundover bits I need? The cheaper the better preferably. 1/2" shank on the router too btw.

shaneb
01-22-2009, 06:14 PM
Irwin makes good saw blades, so are diablo's

kmanian
01-22-2009, 06:19 PM
Irwin makes good saw blades, so are diablo's

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James Bang
01-22-2009, 06:21 PM
3/8 roundover bits are good for port pieces.

kmanian
01-22-2009, 06:22 PM
If your cutting MDF a good thin kerf 24-36 tooth blade is what you need. Frued, Diablo, Dewalt, Hitachi ... are all good blades.

As for router bits, for common use, Frued are great for the money. they keep their edge much longer than the cheap *** Ryobi stuff that looks the same.

ahillworks
01-22-2009, 06:29 PM
This is for the router bits. I posted a question like this in the past and it should be made a Sticky http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=373935&highlight=router+bits I just got 1 inch flush bit today. Can not wait to try it. Also got a 1 inch Up spiral last week thing is awesome.

bball09124
01-22-2009, 06:36 PM
This is for the router bits. I posted a question like this in the past and it should be made a Sticky http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=373935&highlight=router+bits I just got 1 inch flush bit today. Can not wait to try it. Also got a 1 inch Up spiral last week thing is awesome.

In that thread, the 3/4" roundover bit that was linked is $45??? Does it really cost that much for a decent one or can I get away with a cheap one?

azimuth
01-22-2009, 11:12 PM
In that thread, the 3/4" roundover bit that was linked is $45??? Does it really cost that much for a decent one or can I get away with a cheap one?

i've got a cheap ryobi, and i regret it. it chips the wood on the corners sometimes. i only use oldham saw blades.

BrianChia
01-22-2009, 11:35 PM
Can some good box builders link me to a good circular saw blade and the top 3 roundover bits I need? The cheaper the better preferably. 1/2" shank on the router too btw.

Actually when it comes to blade and bits, in general the cheaper the worse. :cool:

I would avoid those super cheap ebay router bit mega packs.

mcsoul
01-22-2009, 11:41 PM
Jasper jig and a 1/4" spiral up bit on your plunge router ftw.

Mr. Slate
01-22-2009, 11:54 PM
Very informative.

Pioneer~Saturn
01-23-2009, 12:34 AM
Freud makes a good saw blade

scoob8000
01-23-2009, 10:26 AM
Whatever roundover bits you get, make sure they have a ball bearing tip. Some of the cheaper ones just have a smooth round tip (makes it easy to burn the wood and screw up your edge)

ramos
01-23-2009, 03:32 PM
In that thread, the 3/4" roundover bit that was linked is $45??? Does it really cost that much for a decent one or can I get away with a cheap one?

You can get bits a lot cheaper. But speaking from personal experience , I wouldn't. Spend a little extra now and save yourself the hassle of dealing with dull bits that don't last for ****.

Think about it this way, you spend all that money on a decent pair of subwoofers, go to all the trouble to calculate and build your perfect enclosure. Then power it with a pos kole amp.............................:)

Bake
01-24-2009, 12:51 PM
Does a Jasper Jig require a 1/4" shank or will a 1/2" shank with a 1/4" cutting diameter work? Also what bit do you guys use to flush mount speakers?

wasted ink
01-24-2009, 11:00 PM
You can use either.

Mike465
01-24-2009, 11:52 PM
Does a Jasper Jig require a 1/4" shank or will a 1/2" shank with a 1/4" cutting diameter work? Also what bit do you guys use to flush mount speakers?

The jig is calibrated using a 1/4" bit but shank size does not matter.

BrianChia
01-26-2009, 02:58 AM
Does a Jasper Jig require a 1/4" shank or will a 1/2" shank with a 1/4" cutting diameter work? Also what bit do you guys use to flush mount speakers?

Jasper Jig can use any size shank/cutting diameter. The measurements are calibrated for 1/4" but it's easy to add or subtract to convert different size bits.

I use a 1/4" spiral upcut bit for cutting standard circles (the spiral is a little better than the standard fluted straight cut bit). For subs, most people just use a double baffle arrangement where the outer baffle is cut to the basket diameter and the inner is cut to the mounting diameter. The outer baffle provides the flush mount (it's usually not going to be perfectly flush but will be close enough).

For true flush mounting (usually for smaller home audio speakers) I use a 3/4" mortising bit.