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    need a router...STAT

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...gory=20781&rd=

    will that work as a plunge router? i really have no idea as to what i need....i just need something that will cut the speaker cutouts then will flushmount them. recommmend me something good please







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    Re: need a router...STAT

    thats not a plunge router
    that one wont do speaker cutouts



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    Re: need a router...STAT

    ok then what should i look for and how can i tell the difference from a plunge router and i guess a fixed base router




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    Re: need a router...STAT

    Right brand, wrong piece of equipment...plunge routers have metal shafts on either side that the motor and bit assembly slides up and down on. That looks like something that just does trim.

    Ryobi, Porter Cable, Makita & Hitachi all make excellent routers.




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    Re: need a router...STAT

    You can use fix base routers for speaker cutouts if you drill a hole to insert the
    bit, it's not as cool as a plunge. For other type of woodworking the fixed is
    better. You really need both types. But for speakers the plunge is nice and to me
    the most important variable is horsepower. Cheap routers are useless when
    trying to do work with 3/4" thick {or greater} wood. Then, to make matters
    worse people buy cheap bits, cheap routers and cheap bits = bad results. I
    would get a 3 horse router and some Freud or White Side bits.

    Normally 3 horse routers are in the $300 range, but this one is $159 for 3 horses.
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...?v=glance&s=hi

    Another variable, do you want the router to be compatible with the jasper jig?
    You should see which routers mate to that jig.

    Variable speed pwns, a must have if you ask me.




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    Re: need a router...STAT

    meh, ryobi isnt too bad, especially for the money. if you are going to be using it alot though, id go for a dewalt or porter cable. I have a ryobi, and id like a better router. looks like the others have covered the difference between a plunge router and fixed base though.




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    Re: need a router...STAT

    Quote Originally Posted by thylantyr
    You can use fix base routers for speaker cutouts if you drill a hole to insert the
    bit, it's not as cool as a plunge. For other type of woodworking the fixed is
    better. You really need both types. But for speakers the plunge is nice and to me
    the most important variable is horsepower. Cheap routers are useless when
    trying to do work with 3/4" thick {or greater} wood. Then, to make matters
    worse people buy cheap bits, cheap routers and cheap bits = bad results. I
    would get a 3 horse router and some Freud or White Side bits.

    Normally 3 horse routers are in the $300 range, but this one is $159 for 3 horses.
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...?v=glance&s=hi

    Another variable, do you want the router to be compatible with the jasper jig?
    You should see which routers mate to that jig.

    Variable speed pwns, a must have if you ask me.
    yeah i have the big *** one but i have no router




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