Bruce Kieffer

Tearout-Free Crosscuts on Plywood

Bruce Kieffer
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One of the hazards of crosscutting plywood on the table saw is the unsightly tearout you get where the blade exits the material. Bruce Kieffer demonstrates a great woodworking technique that will give you smooth, tearout-free crosscuts. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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4 Responses to “Tearout-Free Crosscuts on Plywood”

  1. Mario

    It is not always possible but with the example presented, what about raising the blade at 70% of the wood thickness and flip the piece of wood on the second pass? That way you don't have to move your setup at all. This is what I was expecting while watching the video.

  2. Bob Trento

    Good tip need to try it have struggled with that issue MANY times have tried scoring with a utility knife and tapping the cut line with different types of tape which worked OK???????? Looking forward to trying this one.

  3. Steve Gronsky

    Sounds like a good suggestion. However, you didn't mention what blade was in your saw during the shooting of the video.

  4. Juri Koolmar

    I will have to try it. Now, if it is important, I usually make the cut about a 1/32" wider, and then do a skim cut to final dimension, woks quite well. One setup is better than two.

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