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Supergumby5000
12-01-2009, 12:10 AM
Specifically looking for router bits to cut out speaker holes. Gonna pick up the jasper jig sets, and figured i should get some nice flush trim bits while im at it.

I think i need a 1/4" bit to work with the jasper jig dimensions, so if anyone could point me in the direction of some good bits, please do :D

Frequentflyer
12-01-2009, 12:19 AM
Check out Harbor Freight:

http://search.harborfreight.com/cpisearch/web/search.do?keyword=router+bits&Submit=Go

GetLikeMe
12-01-2009, 12:22 AM
Home depot, Freud Diablos are the **** and cut like butter! and yes for jasper u need the 1/4 sprial upcut bit :) They are a bit pricey from 10-35bux a bit but well worth it never have to replace and have lifetime warranty..

on1wheel01
12-01-2009, 12:25 AM
I get mine at lowes some stores have more than others though

joeybutts
12-01-2009, 12:27 AM
Onsrud. /thread

Bosch are real nice as well. (now really end thread. :D )

Supergumby5000
12-01-2009, 12:35 AM
upcutting bit?

like this?

... http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardware-Power-Tool-Accessories-Router-Bits-Straight/Diablo/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xr5Zb8n1Zge/R-100660697/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

GetLikeMe
12-01-2009, 12:36 AM
upcutting bit?

like this?

... http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardware-Power-Tool-Accessories-Router-Bits-Straight/Diablo/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xr5Zb8n1Zge/R-100660697/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

ya thats the one for the jasper:)

joeybutts
12-01-2009, 12:38 AM
Spiral Up-cut is correct. Will cut a bit dirty, but quicker and less heat due to removal of material from cut.... just do a pass with some sandpaper lightly to clean up. Bought a Bosch Spiral Up-cut and it is night and day compared to a straight edge.....

chereck04
12-01-2009, 12:39 AM
I recommend MLCS. Good quality bits at affordable prices.

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/

GetLikeMe
12-01-2009, 12:39 AM
Spiral Up-cut is correct. Will cut a bit dirty, but quicker and less heat due to removal of material from cut.... just do a pass with some sandpaper lightly to clean up. Bought a Bosch Spiral Up-cut and it is night and day compared to a straight edge.....

Mine dont cut "dirty" Mine cuts clean but i dont plunge straight thru the whole 3/4 in 1 pass i do 2 pass's so the bit dont dull and get a cleaner cut. Might be the bit you use but the freud bits from home depot kick ***.

galacticmonkey
12-01-2009, 12:40 AM
That Diablo is the one I got. Just bought my router and Jasper Jig combo pack. Cant wait to start cutting some circles.

GetLikeMe
12-01-2009, 12:53 AM
That Diablo is the one I got. Just bought my router and Jasper Jig combo pack. Cant wait to start cutting some circles.

Good choice i got same one cuts like butter! just do 2 pass's dont plunge the whole but and cut circles in 1 pass youll just dull the blade quicker

spltuscon
12-01-2009, 08:36 AM
I second the MLCS bits. Good quality and great prices and free shipping! Bosch and Makita are good too, but usually expensive. I haven't tried the Diablo bits, but they look good too.

ramos
12-01-2009, 08:40 AM
http://www.whitesiderouterbits.com/

cost more, but they more than make up for it in longevity :)

PV Audio
12-01-2009, 10:10 AM
****, Ramos beat me. If you want the best, Whiteside.

BassMechkanic
12-01-2009, 10:40 AM
lately i have bought a few carbide tiped bits off ebay, i always by 2 at a time and stil 1/2 the price of the others and have not had a problem with the first one yet , probably have 40+ speaker holes on the 1/4 spiral, still cuts like butter, just do it in 2 passes, i just did 1 1/2 (2 3/4 laminated) in 3 passes - perfect in less than a minute.