I experienced my first try on Trodec’s Walnut Veneer MDF 3mm (1/8"). Basically it’s veneer hardwood with MDF sandwiched in the middle. Proofgrade settings doesn’t cut in one pass.
I been tuning the settings for a good cut that I’m happy with. However no matter how many passes or any combination of power or speed or passes theres soot that needs to be cleaned that comes off. I am trying to get that similar result when cutting proofgrade there isnt any soot that rubs off. I’m learning how to make inlays (letters in a badge 1.25 inch in diameter. The letters are tiny so I’d like to avoid the soot cleaning after tapping the letters in to keep my labour cost lower. I timed myself and I’d have to charge $5-10 more to cover my time on a step I hate doing on an otherwise enjoyable project.
I prefer proofgrade but I live in Canada so its much easier for me to buy the wood up here for my shop and I want my pieces look consistent as it differs enough from Proofgrade to be noticeable.