10 Tips On Cutting Plywood Correctly
1. Avoid Cross Cutting – Plywood tends to chip most when cut across its width (grain). Cutting along length of wood will help to reduce chipping.
2. Use Right Blade – Special blades are manufactured for different cutting jobs. The number of teeth, width, angle, and rake of blade all impact cut. Choose a blade that best matches your specific cutting situation.
3. Circular Saw – cut with “best face” down.
4. Table Saw – cut with “best face” up.
5. Score Cut First – Run plywood through saw removing only a minimal amount of wood. The next cut will leave a cleaner cut.
6. Masking Tape – Put masking tape over cut line to help keep fibers on edge from pulling up.