Speakers flush on a box?

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  1. BrandonL

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    I am going to buy a dremel finally to do some little things, I was wondering if I could use that to make my sub flush to the box? Also what would I need to do that if possible?
     
  2. Julian Data

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    It would be best to use a router. If you are using a 3/4" baffle, add another layer. Of course, cut the holes bigger on the outside layer.
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  3. BrandonL

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    The only thing is that I don't have a router, and I dont have room yet to start buying tools. All I have right now is a Jigsaw and drill. Enough to make a nice sub box actually, I just want to make it a little nicer looking. So there is no way to do this with the dremel with some sort of attachment?
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  4. Julian Data

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    You can try with the Dremel but it's going to take more than 4 cuts.. there's not enoungh diameter on the tool to cut. Great for drywall though..
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  5. BrandonL

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    So what tool would I use to do that? Otherwise how much is a decent or cheap router gonna cost me?
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  6. Julian Data

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    I think 60 bones is the lowest.. You might to make a jig for you to cut the circles or buy one.. Jasper Jig
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    I did this with a $50 router and $20 circle jig. Top piece is just slightly larger than the speaker and comes out fllush.
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    I have a Dremel and under no circumstances should you attempt to use it to cut driver holes in MDF. Save your pennies and get a good router.
     
  9. Julian Data

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    AWESOME WORK Brett! [​IMG]
    Brandon,
    Heed the words from someone experienced, like Ellen. [​IMG]
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  10. BrandonL

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    Well I had no problem cutting a circle for the sub using the jigsaw. I was just wondering about making it flush with the box. But now I have to look into buying a router then.
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    Brandon,
    Buy the router. Its a great toy, can use it for all kinds of things.
     
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    I agree. Buy the router. Get a cheap one for $60. It can do wonders. I also have a dremel with a routing extension. I tried to use it on 3/4" MDF and it was a joke. It would take 10 passes to cut out the width you need to flushmount a subwoofer.
    The dremel would be great for cutting veneer though.
     

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