Rated 2.8 out of 5Â by 4
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 1 out of 5Â 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 4 out of 5Â by ckerry Good stuff for the right project
Due to unusual dimensions of my project (a bench topper for a corner dinette), I had to buy a whole sheet of this, then have it cut down. It's heavy, of course, but very manageable once cut into pieces, very flat, with very smooth faces, and edges that routed nicely (a simple round over, nothing fancy). The edges are very sharp when handling bigger sections, and one has to take extra care not to drop them, as they do tend to "smush." Other than that, this is a nice piece of material for simple indoor, painted items, with the proper edge prep. It does seem expensive for what it is, but it has a lot of potential uses for wood workers, including jigs, as it seems to machine well.
It may be that the quality of the sheets here in CA is better than that in TX. It was a little cheaper by a few bucks than that listed in GA (no idea why it defaulted to Georgia in my search).
January 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â 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