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Forum topic by daddywoofdawg posted 09-01-2015 08:19 PM 904 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-01-2015 08:19 PM

I’m cutting some A/C ply with a circular saw,and can’t remember good side up or down?


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#1 posted 09-01-2015 08:31 PM

Good side down for circular saw. Good side up for tablesaw.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 09-01-2015 10:27 PM

Think about it like this … on which side will the veneer be supported when the sawblade’s teeth hit it? The teeth should always go into the good/show side because that veneer is fully supported by the substrate. When the teeth exit the cut on the opposite side they have a tendency to pull the veneer away from the substrate causing tearout.

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#3 posted 09-01-2015 10:49 PM

then you’re saying good side up? with a skilsaw/circular saw?

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#4 posted 09-01-2015 10:59 PM

The side in which the saw blade’s teeth exit the wood at the front of the cut should be the bad side. With a circular saw, the blade exits the top, so you want good side down. With a table saw, the blade exits the bottom side of the wood, so good side up.

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#5 posted 09-02-2015 02:05 PM

Good side down!

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#6 posted 09-02-2015 07:36 PM

Definitely good side down. Blade teeth should always go into the good side and come out the bad side.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#7 posted 09-02-2015 08:06 PM



Definitely good side down. Blade teeth should always go into the good side and come out the bad side.

- HokieKen

+1 go HOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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