Cutting MDF with Formica lamentate

Hi All,

Any thoughts or tips for working with MDF laminated with Formica? I want to create a drill press table, so my plan is to create a slab and mill out the dado to instal t-track etc.

My thought is to create a shallow tool path for the first pass to get through the laminate. Then let Carbide3D figure out the rest of the passes to the right depth.

Thoughts appreciated.


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The formica tends to chip - add a sacrificial piece (1/4-1/8" plywood) over the top of the laminate. When you cut through the plywood and laminate together, the laminate won’t chip.


Ah yes, good point. Thanks!

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