View Full Version : router questions, what you use??

09-06-2009, 09:38 PM
I am going to be purchasing a router very soon. My question is this, I see many of you all using routers and i love the fact that it is so perfectly round and clean. also the rounded edge bits looks great when finishing the box. My question is really this, When you cut out the sub hole, do you use something special like a circle tool? i've seen something that attaches to a fixed base router and it just drills a hole in the center and then you just spin the router 360 around and it makes a perfect circle or do you just do it by hand and just take your time? I build boxes myself but I have a rotozip and it works but its a little bit of a pain trying to cut thru a dbl baffle. and its sometimes not perfect. any and all advice on what bits to get and what not would be very welcomed. ( sry if this is in the wrong section not sure where to put it. )

09-06-2009, 09:42 PM
circle jig

try this:

Jeremy M
09-06-2009, 09:43 PM


09-06-2009, 10:02 PM
how does that work? the router mounts to the grid then what? you put a screw or bolt into one of those small little holes and it just spins?

Jeremy M
09-06-2009, 10:03 PM
u mount the "grid" to the router, then u drill a whole into the box, u put a pin that comes w/ the "grid", in the hole that u drilled and that's what u pivot off of.

09-06-2009, 10:07 PM
? bumpo ?

09-06-2009, 10:07 PM
o ok lol thanks

09-07-2009, 08:37 AM
someone poste a routher on sears.come the other day witha plunge kit which you will need, for like 125bucks not bad for a craftsman routher.