Cupboard door out of sheet...

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  1. david1805

    david1805

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    Hi all,

    I want to cut an access door out of the middle of a sheet of 12mm mdf. What is the best way of achieving this? Jigsaw would obviously give a narrow cut but not sure I could keep the blade straight enough, would anyone suggest using a router with something like a 2mm cutter?

    Many thanks,

    David.
     
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    how about fix a "template" to the mdf and hold your jigsaw tight to it?

    by template i mean 4 "bits of wood" screwed to the mdf in a square / oblong shape then when hole cut remove them
     
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    the same as brezzer but use a router--fix four battens (square required)allow for the size of the tooling plus the base of the router, gentle plunge to deph and away you go .....sounds easy eh
     
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    the easy way ;)

    cut the full hinge side and 2" of the connecting edge
    affix piano hinge to the slot youve just cut
    finnish cutting out the hatch
    if you use a jigsaw carefully you can plunge through the wood by holding it firmly on the nose and gradualy tip untill it peirces the wood then cut as normal
    if your door has rounded corners you only have to plunge once
    the other way is to drill 2 holes in diagonaly opposite corners and cut out another bit of wood for the hatch door
     
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