View Full Version : Jigsaw vs Router to cut out circle for sub

06-20-2011, 01:10 PM
So I am planning on getting 3/4" MDF, what should I use to cut out the circle?

Phoenix Risen
06-20-2011, 01:11 PM
router hands down.

as long as you have a good circle jig.

06-20-2011, 01:11 PM
Router is usually more accurate and the hole isn't all wobbly looking, but I always use a jigsaw.

06-20-2011, 01:19 PM
Router is usually more accurate and the hole isn't all wobbly looking, but I always use a jigsaw.

hahaha double like.

06-20-2011, 01:26 PM
It can be done with a jigsaw but the router is quick and looks way better.

06-20-2011, 01:40 PM
another vote for router... just make sure you have a proper router guide

06-20-2011, 01:41 PM
I vote router as well. Quicker, easier, and much cleaner looking for if you ever want to sell the enclosure on craigslist or something...

06-20-2011, 01:42 PM
router hands down. more accurate and faster with a circle jig.

06-20-2011, 01:44 PM
i used a router without a circle jig. yeah i'm that good :fyi:

06-20-2011, 01:47 PM
If you want to have fun and see how good you are with your hands, you can try a Dremel. Seriously though a router with the right jig would be the best option.

06-20-2011, 02:29 PM
routers easiest. but i still used a jigsaw

06-20-2011, 04:05 PM
Router + circle jig. Although I had to use a jigsaw so many times I'm used to it, so I can make straight cuts with either one.

06-23-2011, 02:40 AM
router w/ jasper jig. I used a jug saw for years and finally setp up to a router & jig and was "Why the fawk didn't i get this before!" :pissed:

06-23-2011, 02:48 AM
this question is fvcking stupid, if you don't have a router a jig saw will work fine.

06-23-2011, 02:52 AM
^^don't be a d ick

06-23-2011, 02:56 AM
^^don't be a d ick Your'e right man, router is preferred, but not required. no need for me to be dickish.

06-23-2011, 02:57 AM
i have a jasper jig, but i don't have the router yet. the router i had didn't fit the jasper. so i still use a jigsaw, though a nice scrolling jigsaw. i'm pretty good with it, but as stated, a router will get you perfect cuts. course, a much larger investment with a circle jig, plunge router, and spiral up-cut bits compared to a jigsaw.