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    Trupan Ultralite

    Building a box and using Trupan Ultralite for the first time. OMFG this **** is sweet. Cuts like butter and minimal sawdust. I made around 20 cuts and literally had the same amount of dust on the floor as 2 MDF cuts. It just glides through the saw and being lighter is another bonus.

    I had to track down the US rep and he got me in contact with a lumber yard 8 minutes from home. Ordered Thursday afternoon and they had it Friday morning. They ordered 3 extra sheets, so they'd have some in stock. Paid around $48 a sheet and WELL worth it to me.

    Next few builds I do for anyone, I'll be pushing this stuff for sure.

    Props to BJfish for making me aware of it.







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    Re: Trupan Ultralite

    huh...sounds cool



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    Re: Trupan Ultralite

    I want to try trupan!



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    Re: Trupan Ultralite

    Is it 3/4" or 5/8"? I have only used 3/4" trupan light and 5/8" ultra light...




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    Re: Trupan Ultralite

    3/4" ultra light.

    Cuts, drills, sands SOOOOOO much nicer than MDF!!!!




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    Re: Trupan Ultralite

    is that stuff worth it for a fiberglass box or am i better off with regular mdf? of course i want to safe weight in the trunk because my car wont spin the tires from a stand still anymore because of the speaker box.



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    Re: Trupan Ultralite

    Quote Originally Posted by THUNDERBIRD View Post
    is that stuff worth it for a fiberglass box or am i better off with regular mdf? of course i want to safe weight in the trunk because my car wont spin the tires from a stand still anymore because of the speaker box.
    for a fiberglass box, you can spend all the money on that or buy some birch plywood for about half the cost. both will weigh alot less than regular MDF




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    Re: Trupan Ultralite

    Quote Originally Posted by nVRuckus View Post
    for a fiberglass box, you can spend all the money on that or buy some birch plywood for about half the cost. both will weigh alot less than regular MDF
    The Trupan is $8 more a sheet compared to the HD BB which is NOT marine grade 13ply. The REAL stuff is MORE than Trupan




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    Re: Trupan Ultralite

    I think that the point was in a fiberglass enclosure it doesn't matter that much and both are lighter than MDF.



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    Re: Trupan Ultralite

    I was just saying for $8 more it's MUCHO nicer to work with and void free for sure. BB at HD has been hit or miss for me lately...




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    Re: Trupan Ultralite

    I've used the birch ply from HD and Lowe's and sometimes they have the good stuff and sometimes they don't. For a fiberglass box, where the bulk of the box is fiberglass, just about anything will work. Once it's well covered in resin, the type of wood is pretty much moot and there isn't enough wood there to make much of a weight difference either.



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    Re: Trupan Ultralite

    does trupan have the same durability as normal MDF or will it flex? Deff. using this on my next box if i can find a lumber yard to get it form.




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    Re: Trupan Ultralite

    BJfish can probably answer that better as this is my first box and won't be done until later in the week.

    Seems VERY solid though and I always brace my boxes, so no worries...




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    Re: Trupan Ultralite

    Rob Mortonsen (?) is the US rep. I've got his number at work and can post it if you want. He'll be able to point you to a lumber yard close to you that can get it.

    Cut my 45's for the corners today and my table saw really struggles with MDF, but this stuff cut smooth as silk.




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    Re: Trupan Ultralite

    Never seen a tablesaw struggle with MDF... what blade do you have on it? I use a cheap carbide blade from HD ($20) and I've been using it for close to 2 yrs now. Still like a hot knife through butter on MDF. Slightly less efficient on plywood.



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