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bondogaposis

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08-17-2013 11:47 PM

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That stuff is nasty. This is the last time I’m going to use made in China plywood. I choke and gag w/ from the very first cut. I never have that problem w/ other plywoods.

-- Bondo Gaposis


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#1 posted 08-18-2013 12:09 AM

Saw blade found a side cutter in a 3/4” sheet of birch ply from China. Nothing on the outside showed it to be there, and the same with finding thin steel cables in plywood from China.

-- Fredj

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#2 posted 08-18-2013 12:19 AM

Bondo,how did you know it was made in China?did it say that on the sheet?
Thanks for the heads up.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 08-18-2013 12:28 AM

The guy at the lumber yard said it was Chinese plywood plus the glue lines are pink which is not common in North American plywood. It doesn’t say on the sheet.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 08-18-2013 12:38 AM

Some cheap oil by-product adhesive sold by the 1000 litre drum most likely.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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#5 posted 08-18-2013 01:45 PM

depleated uranium. lead,

Makes a good way to get rid of toxic products.

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#6 posted 08-18-2013 02:49 PM

Most all of the plywood that you buy from Lowes, H.D., and other such places, carry Chinese ply…..most of the time thats ALL they carry, and it says Made in China, usually on the ends….I don’t use that crap myself….I get mine from a lumber yard, where I know it’s made in the U.S…...I prefer to keep my $$$ in American-made, if I can….I’m tired of donating to that country…...It’s getting old…............

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#7 posted 08-18-2013 03:11 PM

I currently have a little over one sheet of the Chinese CRAP plywood in my shop. It is unusable for ANYTHING. I bought 2 sheets for a project and got thru 3/4 of the first sheet and the layers actually separated along their pretty pink glue line and the plywood came apart. The second sheet has so many voids and small pieces pressed into it that it has no structural integrity. Maybe I can make jigs out of it. but it will probably end up on the burn pile. Baltic birch or AMERICAN plywood only from now on. I wish the box stores would listen to their customers but the lumberyard gets my business now, even at the higher price.

-- So Much Wood - So Little Time! --

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#8 posted 08-18-2013 04:49 PM

I only use American Ply too ! Made In Costa Rica, Central America !
I use it so oil doesnt get on my pretty ceramic floor. Plywood has no business being used in furniture or construction.The only thing worse is that glued chip and sawdust crap. Only a fool would pay money for that.The biggest joke of all is Made in USA , Solid wood !! Yeah. Plywood with .080 of red Oak veneer glued on top.” Look how well those 2 end tables match honey !!! That’s first class merican quality !!

“Oh but solid wood won’t stay straight like laminates do.” OK. Go to Monticello with a straight edge and call me when you get back.

-- What day is it ? No matter. Ummmm What month is it ? No moron. I paid for a 2 x 6. That means Two inches by six inches. I want the rest of my wood.

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#9 posted 06-26-2016 05:52 PM

I have some pieces of that plywood. Should I throw it away? I’m pretty concerned about safety

Thanks!

-- Yonatan24, http://www.instructables.com/member/Yonatan24

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#10 posted 06-26-2016 06:00 PM

Does all the Chinese plywood have pink glue to identify it?

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#11 posted 06-26-2016 06:03 PM

Why is it that bad?


I currently have a little over one sheet of the Chinese CRAP plywood in my shop. It is unusable for ANYTHING. I bought 2 sheets for a project and got thru 3/4 of the first sheet and the layers actually separated along their pretty pink glue line and the plywood came apart. The second sheet has so many voids and small pieces pressed into it that it has no structural integrity. Maybe I can make jigs out of it. but it will probably end up on the burn pile. Baltic birch or AMERICAN plywood only from now on. I wish the box stores would listen to their customers but the lumberyard gets my business now, even at the higher price.

- knothead


-- Yonatan24, http://www.instructables.com/member/Yonatan24

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#12 posted 06-26-2016 06:08 PM


Does all the Chinese plywood have pink glue to identify it?

- ohtimberwolf


I doubt it. I haven’t seen any pink glue lines in our big boxes here on the left coast. I have good luck with big box plywood making concrete forms. It lasts long enough for the concrete to harden enough to hold its shape ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 06-26-2016 06:26 PM

Bondo, thanks for posting this, I had no idea!

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#14 posted 06-26-2016 07:11 PM

The big box stores must think the public is stupid by selling such junk. I have bought plywood from the big box stores that came from Chile. It was called Aracoply. The face plys were thick and well bonded and cost about the same as the Chinese stuff. They don’t seem to have it anymore.

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#15 posted 06-26-2016 07:51 PM

The public doesn’t need to be stupid to buy junk plywood. Many people simply haven’t had the chance to see what a good product looks like and therefore can’t make an educated decision. Most of the guys in the know (tradesmen and woodworkers) tend to get their supplies from specialty dealers anyway.

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