No-Hassle Panel Handling
Moving and storing sheet goods doesn't have to be backbreaking labor
Synopsis: Moving sheets of plywood, melamine or medium-density fiberboard is a backbreaker. Skip Lauderbaugh has no forklift, so he came up with ways to handle big sheets easily. He can now unload, store, sort and move panels to the saw using little effort, by himself, using a low platform, saving labor, space, and time. He shows how his system works and the material that went into building the platform, the adjustable bolsters, the cutoff racks, and the roll-out assembly tables. The platform is 6 ft. from his saw and has hand-width cutouts for grabbing the sheets. Bolsters hold the sheets as he leafa through your supply.
When you need big, flat panels that are stable, smooth and ready to be cut, you just can’t beat sheet goods. But moving plywood, melamine or medium-density fiberboard (MDF) is a backbreaker. A single 4×8 sheet of 3⁄4-in. MDF weighs almost 90 lbs., and it’s…