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13 pointers for perfect plywood cuts

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Score early, score often

3. Score early, score often

If both faces of the plywood will be visible on your project, you need to minimize chip-out on each side. Do this by making a scoring pass first, with the blade raised only about 1/16" to 1/8", as shown. Then raise the blade, as advised in tip 1, and make another pass to cut completely through the workpiece.

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Comments (3)
DaveOdekirk wrote:

Make this your first cut and you will have perfection every time.

6/22/2014 11:20:12 AM Report Abuse
MukYJ wrote:

The point of #1 was to prevent tearout on the top ply. This tip will reduce tearout on the bottom ply - it leaves enough material to support the upper layers, but leaves a nice clean cut on the bottom.

5/8/2014 06:32:57 PM Report Abuse
plasticsjim wrote:

I don't get how doing opposit of #1 first doesn't trash the cut first.

10/11/2013 03:04:47 PM Report Abuse

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