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Quick Speaker Hole Cutting Question

Discussion in 'Audio' started by daleearnhardt01, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. daleearnhardt01

    daleearnhardt01 1/2 ton status

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    Uncle is puttin audio system in the boat. He's got 4 6 1/2s. He wasnt too sure on what to use to cut the holes for em. He's a carpeter so he has access to most anything. I told him a jigsaw would probably work but he didnt think so. Do they even make a hole saw that big? Basically what should he use?
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'd start with a drill bit to create an access hole, then use an air-powered saw (looks like the front part of a sabersaw, but much more compact)....

    I'm assuming you're cutting fiberglass?
     
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    i have always used a jigsaw /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    If it's just fiberglass he's cutting and wants nice clean round holes I would use a Rotozip spiral saw to cut them. They even have a circle cutting attachment for them (much like a Jasper router jig) so he could make perfect sized, clean, round holes.

    Sean
     
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    Yeah Ill have to get more details this wknd when I go back home. Ill let yall know then. I still think a jigsaw would work but who knows.
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Jigsaw could work OK, but my guess is that you're going to be cutting through upholstered fiberglass....the baseplate on a jigsaw could gouge or knick the material....so at the very least I'd put a couple thicknesses of ducttape on that plate to make sure it's smooth and scuff-free before cutting.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Cool Greg, Ill see what the details are this weekend so I can give you more info. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I think if I remember that to install my 5.5 MB Quartz ...I had watch out got the window in down made and make sure none of the window stuff swang in the way in any positsion .I might of trimmed a Very small piece of the bracket that held the window track too...I your larger speakers are too deep to fit ....you can space them out of the door [with accesorie spacers]to get more clearance ... Glyn /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Glyn,

    It was a "trick" question.....if you look carefully they are asking about installing in a boat!

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    HEHEHEHE /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Ive already got 6 1/2s in my K5 doors /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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