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Minimize Circular-Saw Tearout

comments (0) October 11th, 2009 in Blogs
grateful.ed Chuck Miller, editor at large

Video Length: 1:52
Produced by: John Ross


If you want to avoid tearout on the edges of your plywood cuts (and for finish projects, who doesn't?), do what Tom Walter of Alexandria, Va. did. Build a base for your circular saw from a ¼-in piece of scrap hardboard and adhere it to your saw's baseplate. In this video, Chuck Miller demonstrates Tom's method for preventing tearout and producing a smooth, clean cut every time.

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