View Full Version : cutting mdf

09-03-2007, 10:12 AM
do you need a finer saw blade? or can you just cut it with anything?

09-03-2007, 12:22 PM
they do make different blades for different uses, i shop at home depot and i use the irwn blades, but they make them with different tooth counts ie. riping wood where you do not need a clean nice cut just cut the wood, but for mdf i enjoy a finer toothed blade for flawless cuts and the eaise of cuting thru the wood without burn


Joseph K
09-03-2007, 05:51 PM
I use a fine cut blade, since mdf is already pretty easy to cut through... leaves less "junk" on the cuts.

Mystic Knight
09-03-2007, 08:31 PM
Any general purpose blade should work fine. If I'm building a simple box I usually have Home Depot make the cuts for me on their saw. Saves me tons of time and clean up.

09-03-2007, 08:38 PM
i use a box cutter to make cuts for my boxes

09-03-2007, 09:13 PM
i use a box cutter to make cuts for my boxes

Weaksauce, i make all my cuts with a fiskars scissors and my uberly strong fingers :fyi:.

Joseph K
09-03-2007, 11:07 PM
On the smaller cuts, I just score the MDF with a file and give it a good amount of pressure on both sides... usually results in a nice, clean snap. :D

Elmer's stick glue is a great seam sealer and I hear it has like 1,000,000,000# of holding strength.

09-03-2007, 11:09 PM
cut slow if you have to use a coarse blade.. dont force it..

sandpaper is your friend.

09-03-2007, 11:10 PM
I just use whatever random blade is in the table saw. Also, like it was mentioned, if you know what cuts you need to make, get home depot or lowes to make the cuts for you. Saves me a LOT of time.

09-03-2007, 11:12 PM
yea i just made a box with some cheap *** 5/8 plywood cause lowes here doesnt have mdf. but imma go to home depot on wends day. do the charge to cut it?

09-03-2007, 11:13 PM
Usually the first 2 cuts are free and after that is 25 cents a cut

09-03-2007, 11:14 PM
thats still cheap and better than doing it yourself.

09-03-2007, 11:15 PM
5 dollars in the guys pocket and he will cut 100 times and recut and it will be perfect.