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hellomota
01-15-2007, 09:30 PM
I was wandering if I had to draw the lines on mdf boards or just give an employee sizes that I want? Sorry for noob question but I have never done it in home depot.

orioles26
01-15-2007, 09:34 PM
When i got mine cut at home depot i just gave them a sheet of paper with the cuts i needed and they made the cuts. Just to let you know some of the cuts i got where almost half an inch of so they wont be perfect.

Louisiana_CRX
01-15-2007, 09:39 PM
Panel saws arn't perfect for the best of cuts...I own one :( I usually cut my boards 1/2 inch longer with it now and trim them to proper length with my table saw...another thing with the panel saw your not gonna get angle cuts for a truck style box....

hellomota
01-15-2007, 09:53 PM
thanks for the info, maybe somebody knows any other way/place to make good cuts, couse I am tired of my table saw.

Kenny Pollock
01-15-2007, 09:55 PM
I go to a cabinet shop for my cuts... they have MDF in stock, and they cut with precision machines :)

hellomota
01-15-2007, 10:05 PM
I go to a cabinet shop for my cuts... they have MDF in stock, and they cut with precision machines :)

thats actually a great idea, simple one too how come I have never thought of that :D DO they charge u anything for cutting?

406er
01-15-2007, 11:17 PM
Panel saws arn't perfect for the best of cuts...I own one :( I usually cut my boards 1/2 inch longer with it now and trim them to proper length with my table saw...another thing with the panel saw your not gonna get angle cuts for a truck style box....




i do the same. its also hard to cut down a 4X8 sheat on a 2X6 table saw

wu36ca
01-15-2007, 11:49 PM
Go to one of Ace Hardware's lumber stores if you have one near you. THey have areas dedicated to project cuts. The ones I got were perfect.

o6blink
01-15-2007, 11:59 PM
Not one of my cuts at home depot were to the measurements I gave them. Some were even 3/4" off. insane.

Mr Bojangles
01-16-2007, 12:03 AM
don't get it cut at lowes, home depot anywhere like that.. Those guys couldn't care less about your cuts. I used to do that before i got tools and table saw.. Now i love cutting my own stuff..

jj4475
01-16-2007, 12:07 AM
When i got mine cut at home depot i just gave them a sheet of paper with the cuts i needed and they made the cuts. Just to let you know some of the cuts i got where almost half an inch of so they wont be perfect.

how much does it cost to get em to do all the cuts

Ctminime
01-16-2007, 12:10 AM
i have never gone to a cabinet place i should do that.....

baseballer1100
01-16-2007, 12:14 AM
:word: and home depot and lowes is hit or miss. Depends on the person working really.

Mr Bojangles
01-16-2007, 12:15 AM
the guy cutting the sheet for me usually told me 25c a cut but when i would go to the register to pay, they normally wouldn't charge for the cuts at all because most of the time no one at the register knew they even charged for cuts.. :laugh:

matt_martin87
01-16-2007, 12:25 AM
They give you a sheet sometimes with how many cuts they made and at what price, but the cashier never asks for it. If they ever did, I'd tell them I didn't get a price sheet.

406er
01-16-2007, 12:45 AM
i get them to cut a 1/4 to 1/2 bigger, and then u musure, if its too small. i tell them to cut it again. i went through 3 sheets of MDF once. one wasnt even square (stupid kit) and one wasnt even with in the 1/8 they garenty. sheet number 3 was OK

mlstrass
01-16-2007, 06:17 PM
i do the same. its also hard to cut down a 4X8 sheat on a 2X6 table saw


That's why you use a circular saw to cut the 4x8 sheet into smaller pieces first...

Bumpn Focus
01-16-2007, 06:57 PM
Yeah, around here you basically have to stand right over the employee's shoulder while they cut. We had to get them to re-cut at least 5 times last time we went there.

seth350
01-16-2007, 07:06 PM
I work at Lowes and do not get your wood or anything cut at lowes or home depot.

I dont want to stand there and cut out a whole box for you anyways when i got my own **** i have to get done :moon: