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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by dgosssigep, Aug 10, 2021.

  1. dgosssigep

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    I just received my openbuilds modular 1500x1500 table. I have it assembled, but I have not put a top on it yet. I was thinking I was going to do 1/2 mdf on top, but before I went to the store to get it, I wanted to get opinions on whether or not I should go with 3/4. I would like to keep the weight down, but if people have seen 1/2 being a detriment to working, then I will go with 3/4. Thanks!
     
  2. Peter Van Der Walt

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    Thicker is always going to be stronger. Its up to you what compromises you are still going to be happy with.
     
  3. Giarc

    Giarc OpenBuilds Team
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    If you plan to do trichoidal milling or pocketing with a lot of fast short moves, heavier is way better. My torsion box table top is two layers of 3/4 inch plus all the upright pieces inside are 3/4" and when I cut small pockets that heavy table top is what keeps the machine from jumping right out of my garage.
     

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