Need MDF Cut to Size? Here are the Top 7 Ways to Cut MDF!

MDF is a great material for building furniture, but it doesn't come in boards that are the correct dimensions for your project.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to cut MDF at home or on your job site if you're using this popular wood product. Let’s discover some popular ways of MDF cutting!

1. Use a Circular Saw

If you want to cut MDF quickly and easily, then a circular saw is your best bet.

·       First, make sure the blade is sharp. A dull blade will cause you to put too much pressure on it, which can result in an uneven cut and splintering (most likely along the edge of your material).


·       Next, use a mitre box to make sure your cuts are square. If they're not straight up and down—or 90 degrees—your project won't look right when assembled. To ensure perfect accuracy with this kind of cut.


·       Make sure you have a good grip on both ends of your piece of MDF as well as whatever else might be handy (like a screwdriver or tape measure). You don't want anything slipping around while cutting!

2. Use a Table Saw

Your table saw is one of the best tools for cutting MDF. It's a simple process, and you can do it in just a few steps:

·       First, clamp your mitre gauge to the table saw fence.


·       Then, adjust your blade height so that it's set slightly higher than the thickness of your MDF sheet. This will ensure that you get clean cuts without any splintering on the edges.


·       Next, place your workpiece against the fence parallel with its edge facing towards you (as opposed to facing down). Then use an appropriate push stick or push blocks to move it through the blade!

3. Use a Jigsaw

The first thing you should do is make sure that your blade isn’t bent. If it is, then you will be unable to get a straight cut. Then, make sure the blade is not dull. Dull blades are more likely to splinter and leave rough edges on your piece of wood.

You can check if your blade is sharp by simply running your finger across the edge of it; if your skin feels any resistance at all when doing so, then it means that the blade isn't very sharp anymore and needs to be replaced before continuing with cutting MDF!

Finally, choose a fine-tooth jigsaw blade for best results when cutting MDF sheets into smaller pieces as this will prevent chipping or cracking along edges as well as provide cleaner cuts overall.

A finer tooth also means less build-up during use so there won't be any build-up around blades which may hinder their ability to work properly over time.

4. Use a Mitre Saw

A mitre saw is a tool that allows you to cut wood at an angle. It can be used to make anything from picture frames and shelves to crown moulding and baseboards. Mitre saws are relatively inexpensive, so they're a great investment if you need to cut MDF regularly while working on home improvement projects.

The first step in using any power tool is making sure it's turned off! This can't be stressed enough—you don't want to get yourself injured by forgetting this rule! Next, choose the correct blade for your project: most mitre saw blades are labelled with numbers ranging from 60-100 teeth per inch (TPI) on each side of the blade!

Choose blades that have less than 100 TPI for general construction work and more than 80 TPI for hardwoods like oak or maple. Once you've chosen a blade type, secure it within your mitre saw according to the manufacturer's instructions before powering up the machine.

5. Use a Scroll Saw

If you are a DIYer, you will be very happy to know that there are plenty of ways to cut MDF. One such method is using your scroll saw. A scroll saw is a tool that can be easily found in most home improvement stores and online stores, so it's not hard to find one if you don't already have one.

Most people would be surprised at how easy MDF cuts are on the scroll saw! There are many different types of blades for your scroll saw, but one thing remains constant: make sure that whatever blade type you use has teeth pointing in toward the wood.

This makes sure that all of the pieces come out nice and straight from your project (which is always important when working with MDF).

6. Use an Electric Knife

One of the easiest ways for wood cut to size is with a MDF cutting blade for your circular saw. You can use this in the same way you would use any other type of saw blade, but you'll want to make sure that it's sharp and running at a good speed before you start cutting.

You can also use an electric knife instead of a circular saw or handsaw if you prefer; it's worth noting that these knives are often sold as "Blade Refills" which means they come without handles!

7. Use an Angle Grinder with a Diamond Blade

If you're looking for the most efficient way to cut MDF down to size, an angle grinder with a diamond blade is your best bet.

The reason being that this tool has the ability to cut through three different types of material: solid wood (like MDF), plywood, and OSB (oriented strand board). It also has many other features that make it great for cutting down MDF; such as its large motor and powerful cutting wheel.

These two factors combined will ensure that no matter what type of material you're trying to cut through, your workpiece will be cleanly separated from its substrate leaving behind only small pieces which makes them easy enough for even beginners like me!


MDF is a great material for your projects, but it can be difficult to work with. Luckily, there are many different ways to cut MDF so that you can get exactly what you want.


Whether you need help deciding which type of tool or saw blade will work best on your project or just want some pointers from an experienced DIYer like me—this article has something for everyone!