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    Need help with what tools I need for box build

    OK I'm going to attempt my first box build today, I already started a thread requesting what size box I should put my DB500 in....

    These are the tools I have...

    -Black and Decker circular saw, with laser beam guidance (like $50 at Walmart)
    -2 sets of saw horses
    -Makita cordless screw driver
    -Porter Cable DA sander
    -Level
    -And the L shaped yard stick thing

    Besides the obvious, such as the mdf and the wood, along with screws, do I have the right tools to make a decent box?







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    Re: Need help with what tools I need for box build

    do you have air?



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    Re: Need help with what tools I need for box build

    jigsaw/router for cut-out for subwoofer ?




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    Re: Need help with what tools I need for box build

    Oops, forgot to mention, I do have a very nice jigsaw.

    No air though...




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    Re: Need help with what tools I need for box build

    dont forget glue



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    Re: Need help with what tools I need for box build

    Quote Originally Posted by thesandman View Post
    dont forget glue
    Yeah I forgot to mention that too.

    I just don't know how the hell I am going to get a 4 x 8 sheet of MDF home. None of my friends have trucks. I could have HD cut the sheet in half, but I just measured my trunk and it's not 48" wide.




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    Re: Need help with what tools I need for box build

    if you had air I was gonna say nail gun but..

    how biga box? Home Depot sells the sheets in 2ftx4ft sections too, it might be 3x4 but anyways those should fit in you trunk/hatch, they are easier to work with too



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    Re: Need help with what tools I need for box build

    I wouldn't trust a circular saw to give you perfect cuts everytime. I have had some very bad experiences with them being not perfect cuts...........(Probably my shakey hand).

    If you can get access to one, I would suggest using a table saw, and take that circular saw back to Walmart.




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    Re: Need help with what tools I need for box build

    I know the circular saw isn't the greatest, but it's all I have access to. It has a laser guided beam, which actually helps out alot.

    I was thinking this box....http://img29.imageshack.us/my.php?im...125sqin0zp.png

    It'd be for a DB500.




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    Re: Need help with what tools I need for box build

    i always cut straight with a circ saw, of course I dont freehand it, I have a 5 ft level and a 3ft, make your mark, measure from the blade to the end of the flat metal part, clamp the level that distance. Straight every time. Acts the same as a table saw except you move the saw not the blade. Just takes longer to clamp up all that stuff. The ;evel acts as a fence like on a table saw. Speaking of if you can afford it grab some pipe clamps.



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    Re: Need help with what tools I need for box build

    Could always just use and uncut edge of the mdf as a straight edge as well . Just clamp it down tight and remember to account for the blade gaurd and blade width



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    Re: Need help with what tools I need for box build

    Quote Originally Posted by ramos View Post
    Could always just use and uncut edge of the mdf as a straight edge as well . Just clamp it down tight and remember to account for the blade gaurd and blade width
    i have done that too, any straight edge really, I just dont trust some old peice of wood i find, but I have used wood, angle iron, an old box, whatever



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    Re: Need help with what tools I need for box build

    WHY would you need a level to build a box????



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    Re: Need help with what tools I need for box build

    duh...u make sure its level!




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    Re: Need help with what tools I need for box build

    Quote Originally Posted by MrSwiss View Post
    WHY would you need a level to build a box????
    Probably to use as a straight edge for the circ saw. Allows him to have straight cuts, rather than free handing it.




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