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    Hello all,
    I'm ready to upgrade my plenum to something more durable and consistent then MDF. I know there's an option to purchase the phenolic top, but the cost is what is keeping me away from pulling the trigger. I own Stinger SR24 that I purchased new 1.5 years ago. Recently I came across King Star Board that is almost 2x cheaper in 1" thickness. I'd like to see what your thoughts are on using it as a plenum. The sales person told me that it should work as good as phenolic since the surface area of my machine is a 1/4 of the full size machine. Thanks
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    King Starboard (UMMW) at 1" will make a Plenum, Phenolic is much harder, I had one machine with a phenolic table and honestly liked my HDF plenum better. My machines are used for commercial cabinetry and we glue our spoil board down. recently i did a smaking lanky mistake and drove a bit all the way thru and cut a good 3/4" path about 6",, looks like after almost ten years i will make a new one.
    James McGrew
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      You could consider HDPE as well https://www.piedmontplastics.com/products/hdpe
      James McGrew
      CAMaster ATC 508
      The principle of Measure twice cut once has not been replaced by a CNC

      www.mcgrewwoodwork.com

      https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mcgrew-W...=page_internal

      Camera 1 ATC Closeup !
      https://video.nest.com/live/esNTrZ

      fixed 4-27-2020

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      • #4

        The main reason I'd want to upgrade to HDPE or something similar is because I want to cut aluminum and another is it's more stable then mdf.

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