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Forum topic by woodworkingdrew posted 03-14-2014 01:47 AM 381 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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woodworkingdrew

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03-14-2014 01:47 AM

I’m sure this has been a topic on here many times. Does anybody have any tips on reducing tearout on vaneer plywood? Getting ugly results and I’m pretty sure its not the wood.

-- Andrew, California


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Woodendeavor

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#1 posted 03-14-2014 02:04 AM

If you know exactly where the cut will be take a straight edge and score the veneer with a knife, no more tear out

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#2 posted 03-14-2014 02:52 AM

Tear out is usually caused by planing. I wouldn’t expect that you would be planing plywood. Do you mean chip out from using a table saw?

-- Bondo Gaposis

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woodworkingdrew

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#3 posted 03-14-2014 03:57 AM

Bondo- Sorry tear out is the wrong term. I am getting chipping at the edges being cut.

-- Andrew, California

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bondogaposis

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#4 posted 03-14-2014 05:49 AM

If you are using a table saw, put the good face up. Use a zero clearance insert and a good plywood blade. Make a very light scoring cut first then full cut,that should help. Plywood is difficult to work especially the cheaper grades.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 03-14-2014 12:26 PM

I use a zero clearance insert and sharp 60 tooth plywood blade along with putting 1 1/4” wide Blue painters tape for delicate surfaces centered on the cut line and have zero chipping. I also put the good face up.

-- Dom

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