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Old 14th March 2002, 04:49 AM   #1
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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. )

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)

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Old 14th March 2002, 01:46 PM   #2
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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!
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Thanks I will try it out first.
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Old 15th March 2002, 02:56 AM   #4
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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)?
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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.
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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.

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Oh yeah, RotoZips can also get pretty loud!
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Thumbs up 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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