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8mm thick sheets?

Posted by Ecir Hana 
8mm thick sheets?
June 12, 2010 12:02PM
Just a quick one - could I use 8 mm MDF for all the thick sheets?
Re: 8mm thick sheets?
June 14, 2010 12:47PM
The wiki says 4-6 mm

But I don't see why 8 mm shouldn't work? You might run into some height problems on the frog, but you could always counterbore the bottom bolts. And of course it will weigh more than a thinner alternative.

I will now dispence my usual advice: Try it! And if it doesn't work, put it up on the wiki so the next person will know. ;-)
Re: 8mm thick sheets?
October 14, 2010 02:55AM
Just for the record (I don't know how to edit wiki):
8mm is too much, it is doable but you can save yourself a lot of trouble if you stick to 4 - 6 mm, as the wiki currently says.
Re: 8mm thick sheets?
October 14, 2010 11:18AM
yeah I have 4 mm particle board for the frog and even with that the belt that runs under it is pretty close. I think that if you took off the 2 lower bearings you will get more room. This might make it touch the stock stepper drivers, though, if you are mounting them underneath the bed (i don't know how tall they are, so might be moot).
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