Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JP Great stuff to work with
Like the one reviewer mine did not leave fuzzy edges nor did it flake so not sure why others are having that issue, dull saw blades??? I used carbide blades so maybe that's what you need for clean cuts, beats me. This stuff works really well with routers gives you a clean edge with a professional look and cuts like butter. But beware DUSTY!!! the saw dust omitted by this MDF is the consistency of flower and a ton of it! Cutting on the table saw was not as duty but routing made a dust storm. I wore glasses and a mask, highly needed if routing without a vacuum like me. I did my cuts inside my garage because it was in the 20's outside and 2 days later I'm still dealing with dust even after sweeping it all up and blowing out the garage with my blower. So I learned that, since this was my first time using MDF. Also did a test to see how it handles getting wet, holds up just fine. I placed a scrap piece in a sink of water and it did nothing for an overnight test. I will be sealing with paint so I should have no issues using this in my garage. I was skeptical of moisture so it seems like it will be fine and moisture won’t be an issue. I would not use this outdoors because I'm sure it will deteriorate with day in and day out weather, MDF is an indoor material.
January 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by diversity210 Great MDF
I am not sure what others others are griping about. Saying the wood leaves fuzzy corners and flakes. I use MDF from home depot quite regularly and have never had that problem. I cut it on my table saw with a diablo 60 tooth finish blade and the edges always turn out crisp and clean. I rout the edges and they turn out great. Maybe its the location these people are in. I do know that home depots products vary from one location to another. Sometimes they vary quite significantly. I have never really looked at the brand of the MDF and compared it to the brand stated online. I am in northern california myself. Most of the lumber home depot sells is of terrible quality, but the MDF they sell at my local stores mills great.
FYI. When cutting mdf because you really need to be aware of the blades you are using. Weather on a table saw, circular saw, or router bits. You need to make sure they are good quality blades and router bits and that they are sharp. If you are using one of those cheap 20 dollar blades then of course you are going to get less than desirable results. Same thing with router bits. All of my saw blades at this point are freud diablo which may not be the best blades out there but they are great blades. All of my router bits are a mix of bosch, freud, and whiteside. I do not recommend bosch router bits, but whiteside and freud bits are great. If you are using those little cheap ryobi bits or off brand bits you buy online then do not expect crisp edges from them. You get what you pay for. MDF is softwood fibres that are pressed together with resins to bind it. So you need something really sharp to cut it nicely.
December 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Robert DO NOT USE WITH CNC
This MDF flakes very easily when used with a CNC and leaves a lot of fuzzy edges. Very disappointed in the quality for the price.
March 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chad Can't beat the price to be used as workshop countertops.
$30 for a huge 4'x8' workshop countertop that I put on top of folding tables? Yes please.
I do all sorts of cutting and tool work on these huge slabs. Can't beat the value for a $30 countertop.
If you want an even stronger top with less flex, glue two pieces together.
February 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nobody Seems good to me... but read my review
I am no wood worker or a professional by any means, so my ratings are based solely on what I used this wood for, which was a subwoofer box. It is perfect for that. As for cutting it, it cut very nicely with a jigsaw and table saw and I found it easy to work with. I've never touched MDF before, and I am glad I wore a breathing mask when cutting it. If you've never cut this before either, please protect your lungs!
October 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LeftyHandy basic building
Great for basic painted shelving units with a custom look.
December 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Shaun Poor quality ... not as advertised!
Specifications section states this material is "Temple-Inland UltraStock MDF", but it's not. This is inferior product made by Del-Tin Fiber. Don't waste your money ... this has weak internal bonds that easily break and fall apart; not even close to the data sheet specs of the Temple-Inland UltraStock MD.
September 6, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bubthebuilder Cuts poorly
I picked up a sheet today to finish up a painted wainscott wall. Doing rail and stile with flat panels so the strips are run through the router table to get the proper profile. The MDF I was using from a local plywood supplier machines beautifully with no issues at all, no fuzzies and crisp corners. This stuff I picked up today leaves behind lots of fuzz and the 90* edge left by the routerbit is fuzzy and not crisp at all.
It's not dull cutters as I ran another piece of the god MDF through and got the same perfect cut as it always does.
This MDF is fine for shop use but not for anything else. Stick with the plywood suppliers if you need good stuff. That said for shop use this should be about a third cheaper than it is to make it a fair value.
I will be hauling it back tomorrow for a refund.
March 20, 2013