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    what saw is the best to cut 1.5" mdf?

    What is the best saw to use to cut 1.5" MDF(double baffle), Ive used routers and sabre saws for .75" mdf buts whats your guys opinion?? I need cut outs for 2-10" subs and 2-4" aeroports.



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    Re: what saw is the best to cut 1.5" mdf?

    Is this an actual sheet of 1.5" MDF? Or did you put two 3/4's together? If its the second, why didnt you cut them seperately and then put them together?




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    Re: what saw is the best to cut 1.5" mdf?

    Quote Originally Posted by PhatTonyDeMarco
    Is this an actual sheet of 1.5" MDF? Or did you put two 3/4's together? If its the second, why didnt you cut them seperately and then put them together?
    I wanted the enclosure all glued up, lined, and sealed except for the top before cutting, plus I dont know the positions im gonna put the woofers in yet and the aeroports will be here tues, and im not sure where there all gonna line up.



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    Re: what saw is the best to cut 1.5" mdf?

    can use a router with 4 passes, 2 on each side. taking a 1/4 out each pass.




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    Re: what saw is the best to cut 1.5" mdf?

    yep that it what I was thinking also, would it be a pain in the @ss for a jig or sabre saw?



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    Re: what saw is the best to cut 1.5" mdf?

    well 1.5" in a single pass on a jig will heat that blade up pretty good, chances are you will pop the blade. Plus router gives a cleaner cut.




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    Re: what saw is the best to cut 1.5" mdf?

    I was just wondering cause I may come into problems with using a router on the inside cause one of the woofers will be very close to one of the sides of the eclosure maybe around 1/16th



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    Re: what saw is the best to cut 1.5" mdf?

    depends on your jig saw. mine is able to cut 1.5" but if it's a small one you might have trouble.




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    Re: what saw is the best to cut 1.5" mdf?

    its a pretty good size one but sometimes it takes forever cutting .75" mdf Im wondering if I buy like 5 blades and drill some holes every 2" around the diameter may help.



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    Re: what saw is the best to cut 1.5" mdf?

    I think your better off cutting the holes in the face before permanently mounting the face to the rest of the box. If the board is laying on a bench when cutting and you kep the router level on the wood you shouldnt have a problem. However if your saying the sub hole will only have 1/16" clearance from the edge you got much bigger problems because your sub weighs like a ***** and even at 1.5" thickness, between the 60Lbs or what ever that sub is plus the air pressure from an SPL application that 1/16" might just not be enough.




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    Re: what saw is the best to cut 1.5" mdf?

    Rotozip, just take your time. Most come with a circle jig now.



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    Re: what saw is the best to cut 1.5" mdf?

    You will probably want to use either a good jigsaw, or a router with a 1/2" straight bit. If you are using a jasper circle jig make sure you adjust your cut size for the changing of the bit.




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