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Author Topic: MFT/3 max panel size  (Read 1850 times)

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Offline indyjumper

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MFT/3 max panel size
« on: January 01, 2017, 10:34 AM »
What's the largest panel of plywood that can be manageabley cut on the MFT?

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Offline Discap

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Re: MFT/3 max panel size
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 10:47 AM »
I have cut plenty of 4 x 8 3/4".  Just need to pay attention to supporting the cut. 


Offline TomE

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Re: MFT/3 max panel size
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 11:06 AM »
Using the MFT as a cutting bench only, pretty much any size sheet you can handle and using the appropriate track.

On my old 1080 the  max cross cut using the hinged track set to 90° is roughly 25"

Screen grab of the MFT3 specs shows a crosscut spec a bit bigger.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2017, 11:11 AM by TomE »

Offline TylerC

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Re: MFT/3 max panel size
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 10:06 AM »
If you're just talking about a crosscut with a guide rail, the max. width is 27-9/16".

If you're asking more generally, there's no official answer to this one, because it will vary depending on what you feel comfortable with, the length of track, whether you're using another support (like a table horse), quality of the wood, etc.
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