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    What should i cut holes with for a 12" sub. its the SX12 with 11 1/8" cutout. i really dont have any tools to work with. At the moment im gonna have to use a jigsaw. will this work ok with 3/4 mdf.?



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    Re: What to cut holes with?

    i used a jigsaw for my circles... worked just fine



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    Re: What to cut holes with?

    Bosch plunge router and circle jig...yum




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    Re: What to cut holes with?

    the router and jig are prolly out of my $ range and im not going out to buy one. so you said a jigsaw will work fine?



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    *2 Audiobahn aw1251t subs in bandpass(sq ***** very muddy and unclear, ran at 8 ohms didnt want to put to much power to them)
    *SoundStorm labs 700.2 amp w/ 1400watts max*
    * 4 ga. amp wire*

    ***planning on getting 1 SX12 and hfonics amp***

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    Re: What to cut holes with?

    Your jig saw will work fine.

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    Re: What to cut holes with?

    I use a jigsaw for smaller than 7" holes, and my router for ones bigger than that.




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    Re: What to cut holes with?

    the jigsaw works perfect. the router and jig allow more precise and smooth cuts.




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    Re: What to cut holes with?

    ive never made a box before this is gonna be my first time. im making it 2.5 cu ft tuned to 35 hz.how do you trace the line just measure and do your best?



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    * 4 ga. amp wire*

    ***planning on getting 1 SX12 and hfonics amp***

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    Re: What to cut holes with?

    Trace what line? For the circle?

    Draw the circle with a large compass, or use string and a pencil. Or try and find something exactly the same diameter as the circle you need.

    Or just use a framing square - I find that the quickest usually.

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    Re: What to cut holes with?

    thanks just wondering best way



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    *2 Audiobahn aw1251t subs in bandpass(sq ***** very muddy and unclear, ran at 8 ohms didnt want to put to much power to them)
    *SoundStorm labs 700.2 amp w/ 1400watts max*
    * 4 ga. amp wire*

    ***planning on getting 1 SX12 and hfonics amp***

    banghead: :sick

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    Re: What to cut holes with?

    I use a Dremel with a circle jig.
    Works well




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    Re: What to cut holes with?

    Quote Originally Posted by supa_c
    I use a Dremel with a circle jig.
    Works well
    I tried that with 3/4" MDF. Wood smoked and flames arose.

    I like the jigsaw idea.




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    Re: What to cut holes with?

    thats cuz you dont know how to do it




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    Re: What to cut holes with?

    well then how do you do it?



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    Re: What to cut holes with?

    go clock wise, make shure the bit pokes out the bottom about 1/4"
    Keep a steady pace, dont stop or it will smoke.
    when your just about done, keep your finger on the switch to shut it off when its free




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