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Forum topic by BiggKountry posted 956 days ago 1274 views 3 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BiggKountry

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956 days ago

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…......

James


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 956 days ago

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”.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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wingate_52

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#2 posted 956 days ago

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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