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Author Topic: benefits of 5/8 MDF for control panel  (Read 816 times)

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benefits of 5/8 MDF for control panel
« on: June 04, 2024, 11:00:53 am »
I've seen where some people are using 5/8 MDF for their control panel instead of 3/4 MDF like they are using on the rest of the cab.  What's the reasoning behind this?  Any benefits?  Any disadvantages?

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Re: benefits of 5/8 MDF for control panel
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2024, 02:22:53 pm »
I've seen where some people are using 5/8 MDF for their control panel instead of 3/4 MDF like they are using on the rest of the cab.  What's the reasoning behind this?  Any benefits?  Any disadvantages?
One advantage if you're using a UTrak trackball with the trim bezel is not having to route out a 1/8" pocket on the bottom of the panel to make the top of the flange sit flush with the ball surround.
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Mounting with trim bezel:
The optimum panel thickness for this method is 5/8 in (17mm). A 3/4 inch panel can be used but the flange will sit 1/8 inch above the ball surround.




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