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Pyro 14th March 2002 04:49 AM

Tools? Dremel or Rotozip?
 
I already have a Dremel and wanting to buy the spiril attachment to use to cut speaker hole. Is it powerful enough? If it is powerful enough I think I will go get a rotozip. I live in a condo so, no big power tools. (I wish I can get a router and a saw.:D )

Also I am just planning to cut some 1/2 inch MDF or plywood to first try out the design. I never done these kind of stuff so I am asking a lot of questions.. hehee. Also I can get the bigger cut done at home deport right? (Like those striaght cuts to build the box)

Thanks
Stephen

ds21 14th March 2002 01:46 PM

I'd get one of the spiral bits and just try it out first. I've only got one of the cordless dremels so I can't tell you about that, but I've also got a RotoZip (I live about 20 miles away from them) works good on .75 MDF, I can't remeber what bits work better, the bits get really hot and break on thicker stuff though!

Pyro 15th March 2002 12:59 AM

Thanks I will try it out first.

JoeBob 15th March 2002 02:56 AM

As for your last question, yes your large cuts can be done at your local home renovation store (unfortunately there aren't any home depots here yet). A friend of mine had all his cuts done there since he doesn't own a radial arm saw.

But even if you live in a condo why not use a jig-saw to cut the wholes in your MDF (they aren't that loud)?

Super 15th March 2002 03:08 AM

Stay away from the "all purpose" carbide bits, you know, the ones that just have little teeth on them (almost like a file or rasp). They dont even budge in MDF, you need one of those special cutting bits. I use Craftsman ones, if they break, they are supposed to be lifetime guaranteed.

Bob2 15th March 2002 04:03 PM

Tools? Dremel or Rotozip
 
If you live in a condo be sure to cut any MDF outside. This stuff doesn't make sawdust, it makes flour. It will be everywhere. Also, where a dust mask, be kind to your lungs.

regards
Bob

ds21 15th March 2002 04:38 PM

Oh yeah, RotoZips can also get pretty loud!

vdi_nenna 16th March 2002 03:43 PM

RotoZip
 
I've been cutting 1/2" MDF with the RotoZip. It is very loud. I put protection in my ears. If you get one, get one that has a flat edge guide that will help in cutting a straight line. Depending on the material, you'll be going through bits quockly. Good news is a set of 5 are cheap.


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