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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: MFT Top
« Last post by Cheese on Today at 01:34 PM »
@Cheese , I'm curious what is that on the pictures? Some robotic sliding table?

Just some Blum slides fitted with reed switches that will control LED lighting for each drawer. Waiting for the LEDs to arrive so I can dry assemble everything and then final assembly the whole cabinet and tidy up the wiring. If everything works/fits as it should, then I'll fabricate 3 more cabinets and join them altogether.

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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: MFT Top
« Last post by Svar on Today at 01:16 PM »
@Cheese , I'm curious what is that on the pictures? Some robotic sliding table?
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: MFT Top
« Last post by TacoTraveler on Today at 01:11 PM »
Thanks for the info and the pictures.  I think it will work for my project if I go with maple.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: MFT Top
« Last post by Cheese on Today at 01:04 PM »
What is the quality like on the maple plywood from Menards?  I am looking at it for a winter project.

Not bad, there are some issues however. The veneer is thin .016"-.018" (1/64"), you have to check the ply thoroughly for the veneer chipping on the edges of the ply and usually on one side, there are a lot of dark mineral stains while the opposite side is relatively stain free.

In my case, the cabinets will be placed inside of an upstairs knee wall so they will be completely hidden. The front of the cabinets will all be solid maple, so this ply works for me especially at $50 per sheet and on sale it's only $44 per sheet.

The photo below shows one side of the cabinet with 3 coats of water based clear...just to give you an idea.

The second photo gives you an idea of the mineral stains I was referring to. Just look at the side of the fake mini drawer I made.
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Couple weeks late... I ended up buying the Kreg clamp table TOP and just clamp it to the MFT when I want to build faceframes with Pocket screws. When I don't need it, it stores easily. It is QUITE heavy, and does a good job of holding things square for clamping. I tried just using Dominoes for fracecframes, but you have to leave them clamped while the glue dries- not always convenient.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Rigid Insulation Cutting
« Last post by Tracky on Today at 12:31 PM »
What blade would you use if cutting 2" or 3" foil backed rigid foam insulation with a track saw or table saw?

Centerfire blade? Or is it just a gimmick? Seems like a lot of money for just a steel blade.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: MFT Top
« Last post by Svar on Today at 12:18 PM »
I think the standard MFT tops are actually HDF, and they still sag. 
No, MFT tops are regular MDF. There was a discussion on this before and someone posted an official response from Festool stating that MFT tops are made of MDF, and not HDF. You could easily weigh your top and calculate the density yourself. Whether MDF in Germany is different from MDF from a hardware store in the US is another question.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: MFT Top
« Last post by TacoTraveler on Today at 12:18 PM »

The local Menards stores sell 18mm thick black colored phenolic plywood, it's called Tiger FORM. A 4' x 8' sheet runs $50. I haven't tried or used it, just saw it when I was picking up some maple ply.
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What is the quality like on the maple plywood from Menards?  I am looking at it for a winter project.
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Hi I'm Don I handle all the Festool at Anderson Plywood.
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