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Posted on Outfeed table out of MDF or Plywood?

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Don K.

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#1 posted 07-13-2009 04:46 AM

A plus I could see for MDF is it is very slick…easy to slide stuff across as a catch table….a minus is it is VERY heavy…and does not hold screws well…so if you ever plan on adding things to your catch table and using it as a work table also….you would have to back it up. Also once you put a bad scratch in it…it does not have the same “Slick feel” it had before once it is sanded.

Mine is a simple design…just 4×4’s and plywood on casters (See shop pics)....but I have a 1/4” piece of hard board screwed to the top to make it slick as a catch table. The hard board also serves to protect the table as a sacrificial top that is easy to replace when it gets to worn out.

-- Don S.E. OK

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