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Ok you guys here in about a week i am going to start on my new box.

Well on my last box i found out the hard way that cutting long pieces of MDF with a jig saw and planning on it coming out straight is slim to none.

So i was just goin to have lowes do my cuts for me.

SO i have 2 questions.

1) How accurate are they cuts?

2) How much does it cost?


Thanks people!

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Well when i went to my lowes to get some MDF and get it cut they told me the only thing they do is rip 2x4's and i was like WTF considering i hear of people on here getting their MDF cut @ lowes all the time.

To answer ur questions
1) its a table saw and it should be pretty damn accurate, maybe find and old dog to cut ur would instead of some youngin to do it, if itll make u feel safer
2) depending on how they do it it could be a couple bucks per cut or they could just charge you a one lump sum fee of like 10 or so bucks.

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going off my last experience

it was dead on

free, unless u have more than 5 cuts you have to pay i think not 100% sure on how many but if its too many they start charging.

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I would get a cheap circular saw, and a long piece of metal and some clamps. Line it up right and your cuts should come out well.

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going off my last experience

it was dead on

free, unless u have more than 5 cuts you have to pay i think not 100% sure on how many but if its too many they start charging.

Yea i have like 10-11 piece's that need to be cut out of 2 pieces of MDF.

I would get a cheap circular saw, and a long piece of metal and some clamps. Line it up right and your cuts should come out well.


I have a circular saw but its cordless and i can get maybe 3 cuts in before its dead.



Guess i will have to give them a call and find out.

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Go to Home Depot, I had them cut a whole box for me. They did all the cuts good except 1. They were a 1/4inch off... :angry:

The cuts are cheap, but the guy didn't even charge me.

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Go to Home Depot, I had them cut a whole box for me. They did all the cuts good except 1. They were a 1/4inch off... :angry:

The cuts are cheap, but the guy didn't even charge me.


Well home depot is right across the street from lowes. I may just go ahead and call them. I dont want to get up there and them be like

"we dont cut MDF" or it be like $30 more i would just a saw then.

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place by be is pretty close to accurate deff worth it makes it nice and easy at the same time.... quick as well, they normaly give you first 5 cuts free and then 25 cents per cut.... but most of the time if you get some one cool to cut it they do good work and dont even charge ya

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Bro,if they charge you more than 20 bucks look into getting a cheap saw with a cord.

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Well home depot is right across the street from lowes. I may just go ahead and call them. I dont want to get up there and them be like

"we dont cut MDF" or it be like $30 more i would just a saw then.

Trust me, you won't be paying near 30$ just for cuts. Wayy cheaper than that lol. That is if they charge you. :drinks:

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personally, I wouldnt. Ive heard both good and horrible things on cuts from both those places. its really a gamble to do it. I agree with crump, pick up a corded saw on ebay or CL and change the blade and you should be fine.

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yea i would really like to know this answer because theres no way in hell i can get 2 sheets of mdf in my civic without it being cut lol! and i also dont wanna pay like 20 bucks extra lol!
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its 50c a cut here. im considering it for my next build.
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Bro,if they charge you more than 20 bucks look into getting a cheap saw like Crump said.It's a good thing to have around.



Trust me, you won't be paying near 30$ just for cuts. Wayy cheaper than that lol. That is if they charge you. :drinks:



personally, I wouldnt. Ive heard both good and horrible things on cuts from both those places. its really a gamble to do it. I agree with crump, pick up a corded saw on ebay or CL and change the blade and you should be fine.


Well its $38 for a cheap saw at lowes

I may pick up one just to have it...

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its 50c a cut here. im considering it for my next build.


Yea not only does it make it a lot easier to load but all the cuts are done and ready to go.

Plus i am looking at around $90 right now for my new box.

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last time i got it cut up there the guy didnt even know how to use a panel saw.. cuts were all off and i had to use someone elses wood at my friends' dads shop

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last time i got it cut up there the guy didnt even know how to use a panel saw.. cuts were all off and i had to use someone elses wood at my friends' dads shop


I am going to call them and find out but i am going to talk to my mom about pickin up a circular saw.

With all the work i do around here it would come in handy.

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personally, I wouldnt. Ive heard both good and horrible things on cuts from both those places. its really a gamble to do it. I agree with crump, pick up a corded saw on ebay or CL and change the blade and you should be fine.


ive really only heard really bad stuff but ive heard 2 really good stories when they were perfect cuts and they were so smooth that it seemed as if the edges had been jointed and sanded down...

id just go on cl or hit up your neighbors.... everyone has a circular saw
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ive really only heard really bad stuff but ive heard 2 really good stories when they were perfect cuts and they were so smooth that it seemed as if the edges had been jointed and sanded down...

id just go on cl or hit up your neighbors.... everyone has a circular saw


Im bout to hit up the local pawn shops, last time i was there they had circular saws for 20-30

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