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post #21 of 37 Old 06-21-08, 10:14 PM
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Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Enclosure Tools

I just got one of these, Why did I wait so long? quick straight cuts. heaps quicker than using a circular saw and straight edge.

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It will also do angles, bevels and cutout notches, etc etc.
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post #22 of 37 Old 06-24-08, 08:20 AM
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Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Enclosure Tools

drf - a table saw adapter for a circ. saw?
I was considering a DIY unit, but if one is available then why not?

any links?
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post #23 of 37 Old 06-25-08, 08:04 AM
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Its by a company called triton, I don't know if they sell in the USA but I am sure there is an equivalent.

Triton has a good name in aus. for there accuracy and quality. they are the top of the range for handy men and diy. Even some buisnesses use their gear.

www.triton.com.au
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Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Enclosure Tools

Is there a good "beginner" router one would suggest over all the others? I'm not a stranger to power tools but frankly haven't ever had to work with a router so I don't know what to expect. I may just keep my eyes open at the pawn shops, yard sales, and what not...I'm not in any major hurry to buy a router but I'd like to start gathering tools up so I can build me a sonotube or something else perhaps.


I have a roto zip...will they work with your typical circle jig?

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post #25 of 37 Old 10-16-08, 10:15 PM
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Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Enclosure Tools

Roto-zip tools are definitely not heavy duty enough for big holes in MDF.

You want a plunge router, some come with plunge and fixed bases, and you can just swap depending on the job you're doing.

More horsepower is better.

If you see one in a pawn shop, google some reviews before buying.
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=== Enclosure Calculators ===

http://dbdynamixaudio.com/category/calculators/

Some nice calculators for making just about every type of rectangular speaker enclosure.

Includes:

Acoustic Suspension
Vented Enclosures (off and on axis)
Transmission Lines (single, multi-fold off and on axis)
Bandpass (4th, 6th)

And some others.

e.E.
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I use router Buddy for my holes best thing i ever bought it is accurate and very easy to use.

http://practical-technologies.com/
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Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Enclosure Tools

If you do not have the space or money for a full table saw a good alternative is a circular saw and a clamp guide like this one on Rockler's site

"All-In-One Clamp Guides" (type that in in rocklers website, I can't link it)
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post #29 of 37 Old 01-30-10, 12:14 AM
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Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Enclosure Tools

I'll throw another vote out there for the WT2, and add that you can pick up the Tenma-branded equivalent at MCM electronics. MCM has a code (EMC146) for 10% off and free shipping over $100 this weekend too.
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post #30 of 37 Old 02-17-10, 01:09 AM
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Best saw guide system I have used:

http://eurekazone.com/products/detail/sgs.html

I have the 114" system. Not cheap when compared to the simple straightedges, but really cheap when compared to the Dewalt, Makita, or Festool tracksaws, which is a more accurate comparison.

I can split a 0.5 mm pencil mark every time, though I do have to put them in the right places. I cut all of my sheet goods with this system (and I have a very nice tablesaw)

No affiliation other than being a very happy customer.

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