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Forum topic by Holbs posted 01-03-2017 01:13 AM 402 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Holbs

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01-03-2017 01:13 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tetris laying out jigsaw

Surprising I have not yet encountered this yet. And no luck with searching on LJ’s. Maybe it’s common sense and I’m just missing it ;) When you encounter some pieces while laying out that resemble tetris shapes (to conserve plywood material), how do you go about cutting them out? I used my grizzly track saw rail and bosch jigsaw. Too unwieldy for bandsaw use.

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#1 posted 01-03-2017 01:31 AM

That’s about it for me too. Circular saw or jigsaw.

Hand saw is also an option, for people that can saw straight.

Drill a hole in the corners if you can. Makes the jig saw easier to apply.

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#2 posted 01-03-2017 01:42 AM

One solution would be locating someone with CNC equipment. In their software programing they can create the various configurations. Then using a nesting program a CNC would cut the shapes with minimal material loss.

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#3 posted 01-03-2017 01:14 PM

If the side edgess are long enough I start with a circular saw, then do the “corners” with this
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