Phenolic template material

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Blog entry by anthonybw posted 02-16-2020 03:59 PM 451 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Phenolic template material,what to use and where to buy

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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 02-16-2020 05:44 PM

I can’t remember the name of the company, but it’s in Memphis, Tn., and it’s a plastic co that sells phenolic material, all sorts of plastics, etc. I used to live in Memphis, and bought some plastic from them. That was 20 years ago, so I don’t know if they are still in business or not. I remember buying a sheet of 3/8” phenolic for a router plate.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#2 posted 02-16-2020 06:37 PM

McMaster-Carr or Grainger probably have it.

-- Julian

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#3 posted 02-16-2020 09:31 PM

+1 McMaster
MSC Direct is McMaster competitor and often cheaper. Grainger tends to be most expensive.

If US Plastics folks don’t have a plastic product you need, it probably is not sold at retail level:
Solid Ohio company, faith based business, great people, good products, not inexpensive until you order large volumes.

I recommend grades LE (linen core), CE (Canvas core), or any of the G (Fiberglass core) grades. X grades have paper core, and while easiest to machine, tend to be very brittle.

If you need wholesale quantities of custom size/shape; Atlas Fiber accepts one of the lower minimum order sizes I have found.

Many Industrial metal supply companies offer thick Phenolic and epoxy laminates. Check you local listings. They are commonly used in machining of insulated parts; such as those used for fixtures in RF welding, or production EDM processes.

Best Luck.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#4 posted 02-16-2020 11:45 PM

If your templates are relatively small, you can buy white phenolic cutting boards at WalMart. Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#5 posted 02-17-2020 08:40 PM

I just remembered where I but mine. U.S.

-- Petey

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