Many times, people have come to me with a problem about getting their sheets cut to size for them. This is a very common problem faced by most of us and I have faced it myself too.
So today, as part of my blog series on simple solutions to everyday problems, I will be sharing with you some easy steps that will help you get your MDF sheets cut to size!
Step 1: Get Your Materials
When you’re ready to start your project, the first thing you’ll want to do is gather all of the necessary materials and tools. Even if you’ve got a rough idea of how much material you need, it’s best to double check that before heading out.
Determine if there are any hidden costs or other things that could be potential issues for your project. For example: Is the wood really MDF? Does it come in sheets or panels? How big are those pieces? Are they square? Do I have enough clamps?
What kind of saw should I use for this job? Is there a tool rental centre near me where I can get what I need at a reasonable cost (and avoid buying something that doesn’t work)?
Step 2: Measure the length of MDF sheet
Now measure the length of your MDF sheet with a tape measure. The size of the board will vary depending on what type you choose and how many sheets you’ve ordered, so you need to make sure that it is cut to the correct length. You can get a tape measure from any hardware store or home improvement store near your area.
If you have difficulty using one, ask someone who has experience with them (like an employee at a hardware store) for help. When measuring for length, be sure that you are measuring from one end of your board to another end so that there are no gaps in between cuts when it comes time for assembly!
Also be careful not to accidentally measure across one short side versus both long sides because this could mean getting less material than expected. This helps in getting correct MDF sheets cut to size!
Step 3: Cut the length of the MDF sheet using a table saw
You can now proceed to cut the length of the MDF sheet with a table saw. To do this, place the mitre gauge on your table saw and lock it in place using clamps.
The mitre gauge should be set at 90 degrees to ensure that your cut is straight. Then, use a table saw fence to make sure that your board is positioned square with the surface of the table saw’s bedplate so that it does not move during cutting.
Finally, attach a carbide tip blade on top of your circular saw and make sure that it is locked securely into place before starting work!
Step 4: Measure the width of MDF sheet
Before you can cut your board to size, you need to measure its width. This is easy enough: just use a tape measure and find the exact distance between two opposite sides of the wood.
You’ll want that measurement so that when you come back and place your order with us, we know how big of a piece we need to cut for you. So, if your board measures 12 inches wide by 24 inches long, then subtract 4 inches from both numbers.
2 because each side has two edges and 2 because there’s always extra space on each end where we put saw blades—to get 10 inches as our final result!
Step 5: Cut the width of the MDF sheet using a circular saw
- First, you need to ensure that you have a circular saw. This tool is used for making straight cuts and clean cuts in MDF sheets.
- Next, place the circular saw on top of your MDF sheet and select the depth gauge that matches the thickness of your board.
- Then, place your board on a flat surface and secure it with clamps or tape. You can also use duct tape if you don’t have clamps available!
- Once secured, align the blade of your cutting tool at least one inch away from the edge of your board so that it does not touch any side surfaces when making a cut (this can cause splintering).
- If possible, align it in an area where there won’t be any splinters left behind when cutting through wood fibres later down this line; these would only cause more damage during assembly time later down this road!
With a set of tools and proper measurements, you can easily cut your MDF sheets to size!
You need a few tools and measurements to get cut to size MDF. Here is what you will need:
- A tape measure
- A pencil or pen
- A saw (hand saw or circular saw) with a blade that can cut through MDF. If you are using your own hand saw, make sure it’s sharp enough for the task.
- An electric circular saw will have an easy time of cutting through MDF and should do the job in less than 10 minutes.
We hope this article has helped you to understand how to get MDF sheets cut to size. The process is simple, and it doesn’t require much effort from your end.
You can always contact a professional carpenter who will be able to provide you with quality services and also ensure that the measurements are exactly what you want them to be!