Asked on Apr 30, 2018

Cutting very thin plywood- Is there an easier way?

I need to cut sheets of very thin (1/4" or 1/8") plywood. They are full-size sheets and very floppy, either dipping in the middle or haning over the ends of the saw horses. Is there an easier way? I have a box knife and a jigsaw.

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  • Ireland Dowling Ireland Dowling on Apr 30, 2018

    Use masking tape on each side. this will make the cuts on point and prevent any splintering. If possible, your best bet is to have it cut in the hardware store you purchased it. They will cut it at no charge.

  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 30, 2018

    Put a few long boards like 2 x4s under the plywood across the saw horses the opposite direction. Then just move it over after you have cut up to it with your jigsaw. I would put a piece of tape on the cut line to prevent it from splintering.

  • 1401470 1401470 on May 03, 2018

    If you can get someone to help hold the wood for you while you cut that would be best. We use our table saw with a fine blade.