Question about drill press tables........

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Forum topic by BiggKountry posted 12-18-2011 04:59 PM 4493 views 5 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-18-2011 04:59 PM

Hello all,

First Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!

I have a question about the size of a drill press table. I am in the process of making a table for my Porter Cable drill press and was wondering what is a good size for the tabel? Are there any recommended sizes or “rules of thumb” to follow?

Also…..can somebody tell me what the difference is between MDF and particleboard?

Thanks for the input and replies in advance…......


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#1 posted 12-18-2011 05:32 PM

MDF = Multi density fiber board .. much more stable than particleboard
OSB = Oriented Strand Board – full of gaps and glue

Go with the MDF. I think i made mine about 28” x 18”.

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#2 posted 12-18-2011 05:37 PM

Bigger is better. Plywood laminates to avoid routing grooves for the T-track. Dust extraction for removing debris, a fence and stop is really useful.

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