George Vondriska provides essential tips and techniques for reducing chipping while crosscutting plywood. Scoring the plywood with a straight edge and utility knife first and then crosscutting, will result in cleaner edges on your plywood. Follow George’s helpful hints to optimize your cut quality. Your woodworking skills will greatly improve when practicing these techniques.


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  • Chuck

    Is there a reason you didn’t use a table or circular saw?

    • George Vondriska

      Some pieces, like this one, are just too big too big to safely handle on a table saw. A circ saw would have left too rough an edge, and would still have needed to be cleaned up with a router.

  • Randy Beat

    I use masking tape applied to the top side of my board down the middle of the cut, always get a nice clean cut. Just remove the tape, no sanding needed.