Closed Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22

Reload Thread: Lookin for a router.

  1. #1
    lil azn 06's Avatar
    lil azn 06 is offline Senior VIP Member



    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Houston Texas
    Age
    26
    Posts
    388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Lookin for a router.

    Hi,

    To start off, yes i ran through the search engine and while i did find a particular thread it was not detailed enough.

    Im in need of a router, a decent one, but i really dont know crap about routers, so to start, what is a fixed base?

    I really have no idea what kind of router to get, but i would like it at the max $150. This kind of throws Dewalt out of the mix...

    I came about this

    Craftsmans
    http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...inate+Trimmers

    Craftsmans

    http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...inate+Trimmers

    Home Depots
    http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS...ts.jsp&y=0&x=0



    Any ideas? Suggestions?

    Thanks







  2. #2
    JL12W7INAGS300's Avatar
    JL12W7INAGS300 is offline CA's Most Hated



    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Oklahoma City
    Posts
    886
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Lookin for a router.

    Craftsman tools are great, I have a craftsman router (it has barley seen the light of day) but it works great




  3. #3
    PatFitz9's Avatar
    PatFitz9 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Age
    31
    Posts
    3,822
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Lookin for a router.

    plunge routers go up and down, hence the plunging name

    fixed base routers don't, they are fixed




    refs...
    twoohfour, PRIVATEpastry, hellomota, DBfan187, etznova, iamamp3pimp, btnhfan, XylerB, Digital B, Showrides, Thunder9500, Termlab, fawd06, PepsiFiend69, bholtmeier, Megalomaniac, bjfish11, j3bus2k3, probmxstyle, brigante, massiveaudiocw, JoeHemi57, BigRed98Ram, inapontiac, CFaber, VarsityBumper, 3.5Max6spd, Geezerpoop, phatcat600, Pimpdaddyq, XaznKewLguyX, ABSOLUTEAUDIO, lslugz, mgbcs, TeZ, mazdakid, Reson8, LaserRed38

  4. #4
    Ayrton's Avatar
    Ayrton is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Atlanta
    Age
    44
    Posts
    551
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Lookin for a router.

    Stop looking and start buying...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...lance&n=228013

    This is what you want, 2.25hp, soft start, variable speed, 12 amps, blah blah...

    I own several routers and this is a great router kit, Google it and reviews.




  5. #5
    danteBirosel's Avatar
    danteBirosel is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Age
    26
    Posts
    7,113
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Lookin for a router.

    Fast shipping and using it right now, and it performs GREAT!!!


    http://www.skilshop.com/reconditione...s/1820-rt.html



    also known as... LivinLife

    [ References ] q-ball (kickerL5), ssackett (yellowtop), chaarlieee, Kenny Polluck (motoBTheadset), BassAddictJ, Iamamp3pimp (enclosure), lilmaniac2 (paintball gun, motors, & others), cardinalsfan (I paid half, den paid the rest), amorsh (sub), nVRuckus, LeofromtheH (amp), k4rts, rassymx, sublime0420x, lax916, ilaydit, KSilver2000, Raven, mtdewelf, SiX, KngOfThePkngLot, Dozy_production, supa_c, davidfre21, trevor87, bumpn_gt, Pistonsfav70, dbubble & moreeee!!!

  6. #6
    jalverson's Avatar
    jalverson is offline my face got jacked!



    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Williamston, MI
    Age
    32
    Posts
    1,259
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Lookin for a router.

    also check out ryobi, i swear by the name, i use their circular saw, jig saw, and pretty much thier whole line. Heres a pic and a description of the best one they have can be gotten at homedepot for 99 bucks ! not a bad deal at all!

    • Electronic speed control module senses the load applied to the motor and adjusts voltage to maintain desired rpm• Ergonomically-designed handles provide comfort when operating from different angles and positions• Soft start reduces wear and provides smoother use• Chip shield protects you against flying debris• Spindle lock for simple 1-wrench bit changes• Includes 1/2 In. collet, 1/4 In. adapter and wrench



    Quote Originally Posted by iceteebone @ davidwm88_2
    if you gotta feel for it, might need a pair of tweezers



    Refs:
    Saywhat? -purchase plan
    M@njo -Sold Hifonics BX1500D
    DubbDesigns -web hosting
    Raven2201 -Built enclosure
    aDamJ -Sold cap<--tried to screw me after the fact do not deal with adamJ aim is apex isforlovers.
    Reggiewolf -Baught Jensen VM9410
    2lows10 -Built 2 enclosures

  7. #7
    ramos's Avatar
    ramos is offline Still learning



    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Virginia
    Age
    49
    Posts
    10,329
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    8
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)

    Re: Lookin for a router.

    What all do you intend to do with said router ? I would suggest either a combo with the fixed and plunge base. Or a plunge router. Versatility FTW




  8. #8
    twistedtrik's Avatar
    twistedtrik is offline Antichrist Superstar



    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Sierra Vista, Az
    Posts
    794
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Lookin for a router.

    Quote Originally Posted by jalverson
    also check out ryobi, i swear by the name, i use their circular saw, jig saw, and pretty much thier whole line. Heres a pic and a description of the best one they have can be gotten at homedepot for 99 bucks ! not a bad deal at all!

    • Electronic speed control module senses the load applied to the motor and adjusts voltage to maintain desired rpm• Ergonomically-designed handles provide comfort when operating from different angles and positions• Soft start reduces wear and provides smoother use• Chip shield protects you against flying debris• Spindle lock for simple 1-wrench bit changes• Includes 1/2 In. collet, 1/4 In. adapter and wrench
    Agreed, I got the same one from HD on sale for 79 bucks or something like that. Works great for my uses.



    No matter how HOT she really is, somebody, somewhere is tired of her *****!

    My lugnuts require more torque than you ricers engine makes.
    Owner of post 80,000 in The Thread.
    My Ride-95 Tahoe 4x4 6" lift and 35's
    Headunit- Kenwood Excelon X889
    front comps-6.5 in. Boston Pros
    rear comps-6.5 in. Pioneer Premiers
    Subs-2 12" Alpine Type R 4 ohm DVC
    Sub amp- Hifonics Brutus BX1205D
    Component amp-Hifonics Zeus Z440
    Box-5 cuft. tuned to 32hz.

  9. #9
    Flipx99's Avatar
    Flipx99 is offline Violator of Terms



    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Building 100
    Posts
    23,971
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)

    Re: Lookin for a router.

    I bought a router and a japser jig but I still get better results on the inner circle with a jig saw. The little pin hits the base of the router, causing it to wiggle, causing the circle to look like ***. Another alternative is an orbital jigsaw. Spend the $150+ because they are worth it.




    Black cat, white cat...all that matters is that it catches mice. -Deng Xiaoing


    I do homework for money. I specialize in finance. PM me for estimates.

    If someone uses me as a reference, please contact me first.

  10. #10
    Moe Lester's Avatar
    Moe Lester is offline 1/3 of TEAM PWNAGE



    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Age
    27
    Posts
    3,614
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Lookin for a router.

    this router right here

    http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/to...?productID=113

    is by far the smoothest, and easiest to work with router that I have used. I prefer it over porter cable, ryobi, and the craftsman routers.




  11. #11
    lil azn 06's Avatar
    lil azn 06 is offline Senior VIP Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Houston Texas
    Age
    26
    Posts
    388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Lookin for a router.

    Ok im seriously about to buy a router now and need help. I was about to buy the ryobi seeing how its nicely priced $99 at home depot pictured above. Only thing is that its a plunge router and i still dont know if a plunge router is better or not. Any suggestions? Lastly, my dad bought a rotoaryzip thingy and i was wondering if that would be as good as a router, if so there aint no point in buying a router.

    Any other router suggestions under $100 would be nice. Thanks




  12. #12
    ramos's Avatar
    ramos is offline Still learning



    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Virginia
    Age
    49
    Posts
    10,329
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    8
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)

    Re: Lookin for a router.

    Do it man . A plunge router is a plus . You can use it just like a fixed base as most have depth adjustments and lock collars. Plus you can make plunge cuts, that a fixed base can't . My vote goes to plunge hands down


    oops missed the part about the rotoslip . I personally hate them , cutting mdf with a rotoslip takes for ever .



    5 % equipment
    90 % install
    5% beer

  13. #13
    Blunt's Avatar
    Blunt is offline 2009 ProStock 0-600 Champ



    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Somewhere
    Age
    33
    Posts
    2,102
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Lookin for a router.

    plunge router.



    Quote Originally Posted by DBfan187
    Ever laughed so hard that your spincter hurt? Think that's what it feels like when you stuck in a cage with an ape during mating season?
    87 S-10 Ext Cab 4x4
    3 Treo SSX 15's
    1 Treo CXT4.1i
    2 200 amp Ohio Gen Alts

    2009 USACi Pro Stock 0-600 World Champion
    TEAM DB DRIVEN
    TEAM TREO
    BROKEN SILENCE C.C.


    refs: HCCAfan,meka,slain93gsr,spitfirees20,iceteebone,sa kura,john payton,Mr. Loki, 96MaxGLE, speedfreak28

  14. #14
    djman37's Avatar
    djman37 is offline SOLID



    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    DFW, TX
    Posts
    8,344
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Lookin for a router.

    i've had success with rotozip's for circles, but I wouldn't want to do many, hearing protections is a must.

    Get a Jasper Jig and a router that fits onto it. I have a plunge router from harbor freight for flush cutting, etc, and permanently fixed palm router to the Jasper Jig for speaker holes.
    I made a pin out of a thick solid core wire and bent it at 90degrees so it doesn't fall out of the jig.



    Doug Blohm
    Team Southern Bass

  15. #15
    ramos's Avatar
    ramos is offline Still learning



    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Virginia
    Age
    49
    Posts
    10,329
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    8
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)

    Re: Lookin for a router.

    Quote Originally Posted by djman37
    i've had success with rotozip's for circles, but I wouldn't want to do many, hearing protections is a must.

    Get a Jasper Jig and a router that fits onto it. I have a plunge router from harbor freight for flush cutting, etc, and permanently fixed palm router to the Jasper Jig for speaker holes.
    I made a pin out of a thick solid core wire and bent it at 90degrees so it doesn't fall out of the jig.
    Did your pin come out ? The two jaspers I have, the d@mn pin is so tight it requires channel locks to pull it out.



    5 % equipment
    90 % install
    5% beer

Closed Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. for those with a router but no circle jig
    By joeldirt in forum Enclosure Design & Construction Help
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-04-2005, 08:59 AM
  2. lookin for an sq sub
    By choochooSS in forum Subwoofers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-14-2003, 08:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum