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Wood Mangler
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Planning on making a planer sled for my router. The plans I saw are for Mdf but money is a little tight do would osb be a reasonable substitution, or should I just stop being a cheapskate?
 

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Sold. Besides price, osb is sold in 4x4 chunks at lowes where Mdf isn't. Thank you!
 

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I like working with MDF...mills easy....it's always flat and straight...and with good dust collection it's not too bad to clean up after. I would however not say the same about osb.
 

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The only things that I know that OSB is good for is outside sheathing on houses and possibly some out of sight shelving.

I would not use it for anything else. I do not think much more of MDF.

George
 

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I think everytime you have to pick up the MDF sled and put it on your router table you will regret using anything that heavy. I wouldn't use OSB for anything but sheathing or sub-floor. A hardwood plywood is more expensive but is more stable and would probably last from now on if you take reasonable care of it.
 
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