PDA

View Full Version : Just bought a jasper jig, which router bits?



da box king
03-02-2009, 10:04 PM
Which router bits do I need to cut circles with the jasper jig?

Also what size roundover bit should I get to round the edges? 1/2"

Menards has some tool shop bits. They are cheap, but a carbide blade. Will they do the job for a lil while until I can upgrade? I can get like 4 of their roundover bits for $10, or how bout the harbor freight bits?

steveBeatz
03-02-2009, 10:10 PM
1/4" up cut bit, 3/8" round over, 1/2" round over. 3/4" straight cut. 1/2" pattern bit, 1/4" tracer bit

da box king
03-02-2009, 10:12 PM
1/4" up cut bit, 3/8" round over, 1/2" round over. 3/4" straight cut. 1/2" pattern bit, 1/4" tracer bit

which one do i need to cut basic cirlces with the jig? 1/4" up cut?

wasted ink
03-02-2009, 10:13 PM
Which router bits do I need to cut circles with the jasper jig?

Also what size roundover bit should I get to round the edges? 1/2"

Menards has some tool shop bits. They are cheap, but a carbide blade. Will they do the job for a lil while until I can upgrade? I can get like 4 of their roundover bits for $10, or how bout the harbor freight bits?

Buy good bits. Seriously.

Whiteside, Freud, etc.

Also, the Jasper Jig comes with directions as to what bits you need.

steveBeatz
03-02-2009, 10:15 PM
Yes the 1/4 upcut is to cut basic circles and yea spend the extra cash to buy good bits:) I buy Freud

da box king
03-02-2009, 10:20 PM
im broke right now, I just need a bit for 2-3 boxes

da box king
03-02-2009, 10:23 PM
1/2" or 3/4" to round edges off?, or to round a port wall?

DonH
03-02-2009, 11:22 PM
Yes the 1/4 upcut is to cut basic circles and yea spend the extra cash to buy good bits:) I buy Freud

u end up going to rockler???? awesome place isnt it!!

TnT_Sounds
03-03-2009, 03:43 AM
I prefer 3/4" roundover's.... They have a 1/2" shank on them so make sure you get a 1/2" colet for your router.. You might be able to find 3/4" roundover with 1/4" shank but I doubt it. Also my 3/4" roundover was $55 and its lasted me almost 2 years. I also have a 1.5" roundover that I like to use on the double baffle setups, but they are quite beastly to do work with.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg317/thumpster_18/roundover.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg317/thumpster_18/roundover2.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg317/thumpster_18/roundover4.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg317/thumpster_18/bit2.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg317/thumpster_18/bit.jpg

3/4" roundover
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg317/thumpster_18/boxbuild9.jpg

bball09124
03-03-2009, 03:56 AM
I'm about to drop $65 on three Whiteside bits, the 1/2" roundover, 1/4" straight, and flush trim. They better be worth it. lol

TnT_Sounds
03-03-2009, 04:00 AM
I'd go no smaller than a 3/4" roundover if your going to be using for baffles or port panels.. But for jusy roundover an entire outside of a box it works nice.

bball09124
03-03-2009, 04:01 AM
I'd go no smaller than a 3/4" roundover if your going to be using for baffles or port panels.. But for jusy roundover an entire outside of a box it works nice.

I've got a cheap router and it's got a 1/4" shank. I don't think they make a 3/4" roundover for a 1/4" shank.