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I am wondering what tool people use to cut out a double layer (1.5") baffle
Router...jigsaw...?
I have a router, but no jig. Also my router isnt the plunge type.
I have a jigsaw too, but last time I cut a thick baffle it didnt cut the hole properly
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I use a jigsaw. slow and steady.
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I've used a fixed base router, but with a jig. It leaves a small little indent that a plunge wouldn't but nothing too bad or noticeable once a sub is mounted
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I use a jigsaw. slow and steady.
I did that last time and the hole was slightly bowed inward toward the bottom of the bottom board.
My jigsaw is old, and maybe I just need a better one.
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I've used a fixed base router, but with a jig. It leaves a small little indent that a plunge wouldn't but nothing too bad or noticeable once a sub is mounted
Where do you find a bit long enough to cut 1.5" deep though?
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Get a piece of 1/4 plexiglass or lexan or plywood and make a circle jig for your router. Take the bottom plate off of your router(the plastic piece) and trace it out on the material and mark the screw holes. This jig will replace the bottom plate. Use a 1/4 router bit and measure out the length of the radius of the hole you need from the outer edge of the bit to where you will put a screw to pivot.

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I use a jigsaw. Cut one baffle at a time instead of trying to cut through so much material.
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I did that last time and the hole was slightly bowed inward toward the bottom of the bottom board.
My jigsaw is old, and maybe I just need a better one.

Where do you find a bit long enough to cut 1.5" deep though?
I cut the baffles individually. I made my initial center hole with them clamped together so they were centered spot on with each other
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Get a piece of 1/4 plexiglass or lexan or plywood and make a circle jig for your router. Take the bottom plate off of your router(the plastic piece) and trace it out on the material and mark the screw holes. This jig will replace the bottom plate. Use a 1/4 router bit and measure out the length of the radius of the hole you need from the outer edge of the bit to where you will put a screw to pivot.

bassman_soundking P.S. I didn't forget about that alternator I think I know what alt you can get for cheap its a hairpin 220amp. But even if it will bolt on not sure if it will clear everything on your car.
I have thouight about that, and there is a plastic store by me (TAP Plastics)
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I use a jigsaw. Cut one baffle at a time instead of trying to cut through so much material.
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I cut the baffles individually. I made my initial center hole with them clamped together so they were centered spot on with each other
Box is already assembled so I cant do one at a time.
I wasnt thinking ahead.
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i used my router. Heres the bit i used on my double baffle.

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i used my router. Heres the bit i used on my double baffle.

I am looking this up right now

EDIT

Looks like the cutting edge is 1"
So make a 2nd pass with the bit lowered or something to cut through the remaining 1/2"?
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