Any point to an aluminum 611 plate?

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    George Vaccaro
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    I originally hand-cut my 611 plate from 1/2″ mdf (since I had it on hand) and have since used my lowrider2 to cut a more precise 611 plate using the same 1/2″ mdf and first pocketing it to 1/4″.  Since my current hand-cut plate is showing some warping due to my imprecise cuts/screw hole placement I’m wondering if it would be worthwhile to cut the 611 plate from 1/8″ (or thicker) aluminum for better rigidity.

    I’m already planning on enlarging my table to support full 4′ x 8′ sheets so I’ll be using that opportunity to replace the 611 with my machine cut version, so seems smart to consider this now.

    Any thoughts?

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    Jeffeb3
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    It would look cool. I’m not sure 1/8″ Al would be better than 1/2″ plywood or mdf.

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    Barry
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    I’d go quarter inch al if you go that route.

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    David
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    ¼” for the Lowrider2 611 plate works perfectly.

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    Barry
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    NOICE!

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    boston
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    I went 1/4 in to start out with, had a bridgeport mill at my dispostal, and I’m a big fan.  It looks nice, and IMO it doesn’t hurt to add rigidity wherever you can.  Especially since the weight difference is so little.

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