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How to do driver cut outs?

Is there a way to make 15" driver cutouts with a jigsaw?

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Of course. Draw out your circle and cut on the line.

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You can also get it started by drilling a hole, so you don't have to plunge the blade into the sheet
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A quick google or youtube search would have answered this question. No need to start a thread.
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You can make a circle jig for your jigsaw with a scrap piece mdf or plywood. There should be some screw holes in the jigsaw base. Get longer screws to account for the thickness of the material you are using. Start your cut freehand inside the circle, slowly bring it out to the line and then attach the jig to the center of the circle lightly with a screw.
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Also, use a scroll bit to limit the chances of the blade tracking straight. Practice the cut first. If it wants to track straight, very lightly shake the saw as you cut. That will make a slightly wider cut and allow the blade to turn better without binding.

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Great advice above! I’ll only add a few tidbits: First, I found a beam compass to be really helpful in drawing large, perfect circles. Second, the 6 or 8 tpi blade that came with your jigsaw is not the right tool for this job. Grab a blade with a higher tooth count and the smaller the hole the more it will benefit from narrower blades (like Tarp explained, to better cut curves without binding or tracking straight).

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A quick google or youtube search would have answered this question. No need to start a thread.
@Augerhandle , we have another one[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/tongue.gif[/IMG]
We gotta start somewhere, i much prefer a conversation than a search, even simple stuff :0)
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We gotta start somewhere, i much prefer a conversation than a search, even simple stuff :0)
Its a community of shared idea’s, even what speaker cable to purchase, and do all amps sound the same, and do we really have to discuss power cords and why $5,000 might be a hasty purchase.

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Is there a way to make 15" driver cutouts with a jigsaw?
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A quick google or youtube search would have answered this question. No need to start a thread.
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I think that what johnson636 is trying to say, is that blake18 has started a few threads to ask one simple question in each.

We all love to help, so I suggest you ( @blake18 ) start a build thread ("Building a Sub, Please Help"), or go back to one of your other relevant threads, and ask all questions there. People will see when the thread has been updated, and they'll jump in to help.

Plus, all the info will be consolidated in one place to make it easy for you or anyone else to refer back to the One Thread To Rule Them All.
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