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I am buying a router mainly for building speaker cabinets. It must be a plunge router and have a decent depth adjustment. It must also be on of the listed routers the Jasper Circle Jig Model 200 (can be found at partsexpress)

I want to be able to cut cleanly through 3/4" and possibly 1" mdf at times. The main uses will be cutting circles and finishing corners.

Most importantly, I want to get the cheapest router that will suit my needs. This wont get a tremendous amount of use, so I dont want to spend much money for it.


The compatible routers are,

Bosch 1613 and 1615, DeWalt 621 and 625, Freud FT2000E, Hitachi M8V, TR12 and M12V, Porter Cable 690 series and 7539, Skill 1823 and 1835, and all Sears, Ryobi and Makita models

any recommendations?
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Those that qualify are: Ford, Chevy, Cadillac, Lincoln, Porche, and Ferrari.

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get the Chevy, its the cheapest and wont leave you stranded in the ditch,
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Hi sphynx_000

I recommend the one below. for the price it's hard to beat I have two of them and they are great machines and they have the Sears name backup behind them.

http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...routing-3.html
http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...e-routing.html

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...TOOL&ihtoken=1


Also take a look at the link below
http://www.routerforums.com/38701-post10.html


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I am buying a router mainly for building speaker cabinets. It must be a plunge router and have a decent depth adjustment. It must also be on of the listed routers the Jasper Circle Jig Model 200 (can be found at partsexpress)

I want to be able to cut cleanly through 3/4" and possibly 1" mdf at times. The main uses will be cutting circles and finishing corners.

Most importantly, I want to get the cheapest router that will suit my needs. This wont get a tremendous amount of use, so I dont want to spend much money for it.


The compatible routers are,

Bosch 1613 and 1615, DeWalt 621 and 625, Freud FT2000E, Hitachi M8V, TR12 and M12V, Porter Cable 690 series and 7539, Skill 1823 and 1835, and all Sears, Ryobi and Makita models

any recommendations?



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You will NOT be able to make a clean 3/4" to 1" cut in one pass.. It takes 3 to 4 passes to do that.. Dust will be a major problem with MDF..

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Sphynx welcome to the router community of woodworkers. Good luck on your speaker cabinets work. Maybe you could post a pic or two when you get some finished?




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get the Chevy, its the cheapest and wont leave you stranded in the ditch,

I like this guys' sense of humour, he's going to do well on this forum isn't he Joe?

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The cheapest options are the Skil or the Ryobi. Both are comparable. The model BJ suggests cost slightly more but allows you to do much more and has the advantage of Sears standing behind it. I haven't got my new Bosch 1613(Which is discontinued) out of the box yet, but it has many of the features that make its big brother the 1619 the top rated 3+ HP router. The 1613 is the plunge only version of the 1617 which is available as a combo kit and my personal favorite.

Oh and the correct answer to the car question is "Dodge trucks are Ram tough and ride like the Lincolns or caddy's".

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Hi Mike

I will agree with you on the RAM trucks ,they also look great It's too bad they sound like GRAP and almost all the owners remove the stock ext.system and replace it with one that sounds like a sick 18 wheeler rig.
And they think it sounds cool to sound like a over size Vac.with 4 wheels.


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The cheapest options are the Skil or the Ryobi. Both are comparable. The model BJ suggests cost slightly more but allows you to do much more and has the advantage of Sears standing behind it. I haven't got my new Bosch 1613(Which is discontinued) out of the box yet, but it has many of the features that make its big brother the 1619 the top rated 3+ HP router. The 1613 is the plunge only version of the 1617 which is available as a combo kit and my personal favorite.

Oh and the correct answer to the car question is "Dodge trucks are Ram tough and ride like the Lincolns or caddy's".



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The craftsman routers are looking the best right now. Would you guys recomend the 1 3/4hp plunge versions, or the 2hp fixed/plunge base version for a little more money?

I am going to try and take a look at them tomorrow.



edit: I will try and get some pictures up too,
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