How to Cut Plywood with a Jigsaw without Splintering

Carpenters and DIY workers know well how much convenient jigsaw tool. There is no alternative way to imagine furniture works without a handy jigsaw tool. Most people are fond of jigsaw because it is effortless to operate, and it is so handy.

We all know about jigsaw’s advantages, holding that formula we appeared here to discuss how to cut plywood with a jigsaw without splintering. Most of the jigsaw user suffers in this splintering trouble while going to cut stuff, especially plywood. Really, it is challenging to cut plywood with jigsaw without splintering.

In this piece, we will discuss on the matter that how to cut plywood without splitting so read this content carefully to overcome the splintering problem.

Finding Out the Error of Being Splintering

Yes, this is the main topic to avoid splintering while cutting your workpiece. In the beginning, We have to get a clear idea that for which matter is responsible for splintering. If we become to make sure the reason for that trouble, then it will be very comfortable to solve the adhesive pain. I am adverting 3 to 4 purposes that make us bad cuts.

  • Failure to choose the right blade
  • The blade can be the right one, but there are some problems
  • Controlling machine speed
  • Becoming excessive fast to complete the job soon

Pick The Right Jigsaw Blade

You have a powerful, handy jigsaw tool and have decided to cut a board but which blade you have taken that is not appropriate to cut plywood then, what will happen? You will get a bad cut with many splint. Then, what should you do? Choose the right blade. Which blade can we say for the right blade for plywood? Let’s get for the answer.

You should pick a thin T-Shank blade. All exerts use T-Shank blade for their best performance and thin blade able to cut excellent work. So, you will get the best result if use T-Shank thin blade that can be bend.

Check The Blade Sharpening

You could take the right blade, but there is some problem, it is not able to give you your desired result. Having a good cutability with the right choice is essential. If your blade is blunt, no way, it will destroy full goal by splintering the board. Always try to use a new knife because it is a sensitive task, give up the affection of old blade, the old blunt blade won’t comply with your board to take a new blade.

"The important thing is that obviously don’t use a downward teeth blade it really helps to make splinter. So, use an upward teeth blade."

Perfect Speed Level for Better Cut

Machine speed is another fact to get a good cut for plywood. High speed is the cause of damage of stuff as well as a low rate for that reason you have to control the machine speed between the middle of high and low.

It is the best if you follow the speed level of a slide upper than the midpoint, but maximum speed level will be bound to lose your controlling capacity. On account of that play the machine under controlling, but remember one thing, try to be a little fast to have better result.

Don’t become fast to play your jig saw to cut plywood because it doesn't carry the thin blade like scroll saw. For incursive motion, it has the possibility to damage the cut. You will be deviated from the marked line for being extra fast. In case push the machine forward to cut fast, blade maybe broken as well as that will occur splintering. Be calm and go ahead on the line that you marked to cut a determinate shape.

How to Cut Plywood​​​​ without Splintering?

We can follow some different ways that are really helpful. Without splintering cutting plywood is not so difficult if you have known tactics. Now we will learn a few methods that will help to cut plywood except wicker. You can use three formula to avoid the splintering while cutting the plywood. I have mentioned three tricks bellow.

  • Using Splinter Guard
  • Using Masking Tape
  • Engraving on the Mark
  • Using Splinter Guard

    Using a splinter guard to remove wicker is very easy. If you don’t use the manual method, then it is the best option for you. Replacement splinter stripe is a fine thing to cut without small broken brew plywood. German makes it so you can use it feel free for lasting long.

    For being transparent, this guard is accessible to all user. It reduces the chance of tear-out while cutting board for a smooth shape.

    Jigsaw Splinter Guide

    This guard name is "Festool splinter guard", go to the hardware shop to find this tool. Who wants to avoid all fault of tear-out cutting for him is good to buy it.

    Using Masking Tape

    Before cutting your piece, paste a transparent masking tape along marked with on the board. Use masking tape both side top and down of the workpiece. It's a great process to control wicker. In case you are not interested in taking splinter-guard, then it should be your best choice, and indeed it obstructs become tear out.

    Engraving on the Mark

    Take a knife or similar tool and etch on the mark, when it will be a little deep then can start your job. It also will give you a good result. If you use downward teeth blade, then this process implements under the downside of the board or use upward teeth blade then engrave on the top side of the board.

    This way is definitely able to solve your splintering problem. So, I think you don’t have anymore the question of how to cut plywood with a jigsaw without splintering.

    Warping Word

    If I say, that will not be wrong that you can not find such carpenter or DIY worker who doesn’t love jigsaw very much than others saw for small cutting. It is very tough to pick a convenient tool to cut curve or circle all over the cutting tool world except a good jigsaw. So you got the solution of the splintering problem with jigsaw during cutting plywood.

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    As a carpenter, I have been working for a long day with a different type of saw. What experience I have gathered, I intend to share that expertness to all. I will try to give several shorts of saw's reviews and important tricks. Thanks for coming here....

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