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Forum topic by BlasterStumps posted 04-23-2020 01:34 PM 308 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2020 01:34 PM

It seems that film ply is fairly popular in EU and Asia. I think there is a place in CA that imports it so it is in the US to an extent but only limited size availability and because of cost of shipping not much value for those of us not in that area. Sure wish some company here in the US would start producing it in good quality and with thicknesses up to at least 30 mm and distribute it to other areas besides CA. Not sure if there is another product similar that is available in the US.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado


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#1 posted 04-23-2020 03:57 PM

Menards has it if you have a Menards nearby.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 04-23-2020 04:02 PM

How do they advertise it Dave? Can’t seem to come up with it on their site.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#3 posted 04-23-2020 04:10 PM

I found this product on their site: 3/4×4 x 8 TigerFORM Forming Plywood. That’s it. Dang, no Menards near me.

Home Depot has a listing but it is unavailable in my locale.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#4 posted 04-23-2020 08:23 PM

Another thing you might try is dealers of “Finnform”.

Normally, it is stocked by those places that rent out trench shoring. Finnform is 16-ply, 3/4” with a resin coat on both sides. It is used to shore up trench walls using hydraulic shores. The rental dealers typically stock it to sell and rent.

It’s been a number of years since I bought any, but back then it was selling for about $50 a sheet in Kansas City.

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#5 posted 04-24-2020 04:10 AM

Is this suitable for making an outfeed table or extension table for my tablesaw? Is it flat and stable? I was going to use melamine but it is 96 lbs per sheet. This tiger form is only 62 lbs per sheet. Much easier for me to handle. Thanks

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#6 posted 04-24-2020 02:45 PM

My 2 Cents: It is basically plywood so how flat depends on how it has been stored. Normally flat yes. Normally stable yes. If you can find the Tiger Form ply, I would think it would be good for your purposes. I made an outfeed table using 1/2 MDF. Seems to work okay.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#7 posted 04-24-2020 06:13 PM

Tiger ply and Finnform tends to be very flat and very stable because it is based on baltic birch plywood. Thin plys without any voids. But as Mike has stated, it also depends on how it is stored. If you get a warped piece (and that is very rare), just take it back and order a new one! Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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