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    Re: Cutting holes?

    caulk or liquid nails work well for me. the plastic pieces u see are speaker terminals, they can be found at radio shack or if u wanna do it online, partsexpress.com, and for the circles, a lot of people use a router, it makes very clean cuts, i just use a jigsaw and go slow.





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    Re: Cutting holes?

    Quote Originally Posted by bmxbikes View Post
    I am building a box for my 2 12" subs and I am wondering what tool I use to cut the circles?
    A router with a circle jig or a jig saw.

    Router preferred.

    Jig saw if you are decently skilled.

    Also what should I use for sealer? I am gonna use gorilla glue and woodnails to hold it together but i notice alot of boxes have a white sealer inside to prevent leaks.
    Just some silicone sealant/caulk from your local hardware store.

    Also what are those plastic pieces I see on alot of boxes that let the wires run into the box? Where can I get one of those?
    Terminal cups.

    Can get them at Radio Shack.




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    Re: Cutting holes?

    Stuff I used and suggest you use also.

    1) Jigsaw or router
    2) Wood glue (I used Loc Tite I think)
    3) Clamps - You need these, they are great, I'd get at least 4.
    4) Drill bit to pre drill holes, and optional countersink bit.
    5) Slicon sealant for all inside edges.

    One thing that I wouldn't use again are radio shack terminals. Next time I think I'm going to use some tyoe of screw instead. The radio shack ones let a little air out through the wire holes, but I doubt it would make any difference.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dee View Post
    One thing that I wouldn't use again are radio shack terminals. Next time I think I'm going to use some tyoe of screw instead. The radio shack ones let a little air out through the wire holes, but I doubt it would make any difference.

    this is what i use....



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    Re: Cutting holes?

    If you use a jig saw make sure to practice making circles first. After about making five I had it down.




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    Re: Cutting holes?

    you can just drill a small hole, and run the speakers right out of the box from the sub. just put some silicone sealant around the hole and it should be all good.




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    Re: Cutting holes?

    I was wondering if you could use a rotozip to cut the holes. Only reason I ask is because I have no use for a router besides speaker boxes, of which I make very few, but I could use a rotozip a lot. If anyone has any input I would appreciate it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by jjski78 View Post
    I was wondering if you could use a rotozip to cut the holes. Only reason I ask is because I have no use for a router besides speaker boxes, of which I make very few, but I could use a rotozip a lot. If anyone has any input I would appreciate it.
    i have found that it burns a lot..maybe too fast or the wrong bit, but didn't work well for me



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    Re: Cutting holes?

    wrong bit on the rotozip will make it burn... i only found 1 bit that worked well and i broke it lol dont member what kind it was either...

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    wrong bit on the rotozip will make it burn... i only found 1 bit that worked well and i broke it lol dont member what kind it was either...

    router ftw YAY




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    Re: Cutting holes?

    jigsaw. make sure you cut a little bit small on it, always better tifher than loose in my opinon. i love it tight.


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    btw, im trashed. but really make it about a 1;/8 smaller for you can sand the hole if necessary. idk about you but its much better when you dont have to make a whole new baffle. wow im tupinng soo good.

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