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Thread: Veritas Panel Platform Kit - Recommended for Breaking down sheet goods

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    Veritas Panel Platform Kit - Recommended for Breaking down sheet goods

    I have been looking for a solution to support sheet goods while cutting them down to size and ran across the veritas panel platform kit. I don't do a lot of this so working off the floor is ok for me; the benefit over a piece of foam board is that it stows away as a small package. Combine this with the low profile track clamps which fit if you use 1x3's for the platform, and it is a great solution.

    I don't want to sound like an advertisement, but I couldn't be happier with this so I thought I would share.

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    Have you thought about combining it with one of these Bora Centipede supports?

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/BORA-30-...-308813348-_-N

    Might allow you to work off the floor and at a normal height, while stile being able to fold it all away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart Lang View Post
    Have you thought about combining it with one of these Bora Centipede supports?

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/BORA-30-...-308813348-_-N

    Might allow you to work off the floor and at a normal height, while stile being able to fold it all away.
    I did see those. In your experience does it resist racking?

    Thanks,
    Jim

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    I have two of the Centipede thingies...they were on sale at Lowes a couple years ago for a "you don't buy this you're stupid" low price. They are great for things like breaking down sheet goods. Yes, they wiggle a little, but not much but with a track saw, the cut is still going to be perfect. Honestly, I just put a few pieces of two-buy across them with the native holders designed for that and cut away. They can hold a lot of weight, too...

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    I like the Vertis kit too. My son copied one and 3d printed enough for a second kit for me and one for himself . The second one is going to come in handy , I'm using the first to support a project I'm working on and I need to break down a dozen sheets of ply this week .

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    Thanks Jim, I’ll keep an eye out if one of those goes on sale.

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    What's nice about the Centipede thing is it collapses down to almost nothing for storage or transport and expands in a few second to support stuff. Mine came with zip bags, too. Bora makes good stuff, honestly.
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    Jim, are you using 2 24x48 centipedes there in those photos? I see Ace Hardware has the 24x48 online for $50. I've been thinking about how to do sheet breakdown better, even thinking of mounting a homemade panel saw in my garage (somehow, somewhere..) But seeing your photos, I didn't think about using it to rough dimension rough lumber. That panel saw idea is a no go now.
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    Yes, Brian...two units...which I scarfed for $35 each a few years ago on a sale at Lowes. I've never seen them that low since, however. They are certainly worth $50, IMHO. In those photos, the slabs are 11' long and ~22-24" wide rough by 2.25" or so thick. It was easier to deal with them out in the driveway. The client was assisting, too, so the extra space was appreciated.
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