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Username: Loc_out

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Post Number: 2845
Registered: Feb-05
Hey guys I'm going to be being a router soon. Will this be a good one?
http://www.amazon.com/Skil-1820-2-Horsepower-Plunge-Router/dp/B0000C6DXZ

To make speaker rings isn't there a grid or something like that?
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 20300
Registered: Jun-06
Skil makes average entry level power tools. I'd put that router right next to Craftsman's lower end series routers. Will get the job done and are priced reasonable.

Step up to Ryobi and Delta for a bigger price/performance.

Next IMO is Makita and Dewalt.

Another step up is Bosch and Porter Cable but they are pricey, and worth it.


It mostly breaks down to your intended use. I don't recommend buying a $300 router if you're only going to pull it out once a month or two. I also don't recommend buying a no name special for $40 when all you'll get out of it is frustration. You want to match your use to your budget.

Just as important as any power tool is the accessory/bit/blade you put on it also.



 

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Username: Rovin

1 15 = 149.5 DBs ...Trinidad & T...

Post Number: 14893
Registered: Jul-05
agreed with pauly - though skill aint bad for the average home user

i have a 2hp B&D that resembles the skill : looks like this actually http://www.amazon.com/s/?url=search-alias%3Dtools&field-keywords=Black+Decker+Plunge+Router


it works decent for its price range but next time i upgrade im getting like a tougher 3hp like either a makita , milwaukee , bosch

like paul said it depends on how often u gonna use it & ur budget ...
 

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Username: Th3pwn3r

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Post Number: 9324
Registered: Jul-06
Haha, I clicked on this thread thinking of a router used for internet/networks. That's just my fault for assuming =/
 

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Username: Loc_out

Team RE XXX

Post Number: 2849
Registered: Feb-05
I hate going to shops and paying 15-20 but some speaker rings. I'm at a point were i want to have my own. I work at lowes so i get some discount. On the picture below that additional part on the router whats it called? I've search lowes but can never find it.
Upload

Ha ha ha Rob can you help me i can get online.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 20327
Registered: Jun-06
It's a circle cutting jig. Found all over the net. Google it.
 

Gold Member
Username: Loc_out

Team RE XXX

Post Number: 2850
Registered: Feb-05
Thanks Paul. Will that part fit all router?
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 20346
Registered: Jun-06
Most manufacturers will design their jig to fit most name brands. It only makes them more money if they do. Take a look at Partsexpress. Tad pricey but looks to work with most well named routers.


http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=365-270&utm_source=DIYA udio-Banner&utm_medium=Banner-Ad&utm_content=Router-Buddy-Circle-Jig-365-270&utm _campaign=DIYAudio
 

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Username: Loc_out

Team RE XXX

Post Number: 2852
Registered: Feb-05
thanks paul you been a great help.
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