Routing MDF

MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) is a medium density pressed material.
To make MDF, wood fibers are ground very finely and mixed with synthetic resin glue. Then everything is pressed into sheet form. MDF can be routed well and is used for many applications, such as advertising objects, stage construction, cabinets, furniture, ...

Negative helix tools for milling thin MDF

MDF downcut cutter
LMT ref.
Ketele ref.
D1
D2
L1
L2
Z
Helix
12 060
10433
⌀ 6 mm
⌀ 6 mm
60 mm
20 mm
1
Negative
12 040
10519
⌀ 4 mm
⌀ 4 mm
50 mm
12 mm
1
Negative
12 030
10516
⌀ 3 mm
⌀ 3 mm
30 mm
10 mm
1
Negative

Other sizes and diameters of these tools for MDF can be found in the LMT Tools catalog on page 12 or contact us for more info.

Compression tools for routing thick MDF

Ketele ref.
D1
D2
L1
L2
Z
Helix
22323
⌀ 6 mm
⌀ 6 mm
55 mm
22 mm
2
Positive / Negative

Routing strategy for MDF

Material thickness
⌀ shaft
⌀ cutting edge
Feed
Speed RPM
Direction
10 mm
6 mm
6 mm
100 mm / sec
24.000 RPM
Climb

Depending on machine and spindle power, other values may apply.