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Paul Humble

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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:31 am

What Cutting Table Do You Use

I need a new cover for my cutting table but glass is out of the question as I cant get a section of glass big enough through the door. Does anyone use a metal cutting surface? Whats it like, any cons to using metal?
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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:36 am

Re: What Cutting Table Do You Use

Paul Humble wrote:any cons to using metal?

I've never used metal, so have no direct experience, but I would have thought that blade metal is likely to be harder than desktop metal. Therefore I would expect to get score marks on it.
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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:45 am

I used to use a galvanized steel table top for cutting packaging materials.
It does tend to leave grooves in the surface from prolonged cutting in the same places.
I'm currently using a bit of 5mm foamex. Seems to work quite well and it doesn't blunt your blades as quickly.
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Paul Humble

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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:50 am

Im using 5mm Foamex too, I can replace with galvanised for the same price as there is a steelworks in our yard. Ive no issues with Foamex other than it carves up quickly leaving deep ruts.
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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:16 pm

Do a search for POLYPROPYLENE.

I've been using it for years and it's nigh-on indestructible, doesn't blunt blades, non-stick etc.

8x4 in 3mm should set you back much more that £25-£30.

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Martin Grimmer

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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:35 pm

I'm with David on this - polyprop for me too - seems most cost effective - no bits coming off like foamex (which have used in past), and doesn't seem to end up with deep grooves.

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