Looking for an inexpensive material to use on our pro that is located in a school and hooked up to the compact filter. We really like the simplicity of using the 1/8" draftboard but Glowforge is currently out and we are working on a budget. I have located a lumber yard that can get us 1/4" Formaldehyde free MDF.
So my question is what are be better off with the 1/4" MDF or 1/8" Birch?
Is traditional Birch ply a health issue to be cutting?
I want to use a material that is easy to cut since with student use the machine will get a decent amount of use.
Appreciate any and all experienced feedback!