Preventing Tear-out When Crosscutting Plywood

Crosscutting plywood with a combination blade almost always results in tear out and I find the easiest way to prevent that is just cover the plywood with painters tape. The tear out tends to happen more so on the bottom side but I like to play it safe and cover both sides before running it through the saw. And that’s how you get a perfect edge with crosscutting veneered plywood on the tablesaw.

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