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 jigsaw. Most people are fond of jigsaw because it is effortless to operate and it is so handy.

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 in all over the cutting tool world except a good jigsaw.

We know all 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 difficult 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.

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 reasons 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

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 numerous splint. Then, what should you do? Choose the right blade. Which blade, we can speak 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 an excellent work. So, you will get the best result if you use T-Shank thin blade that can be bend.

You could take the right blade, but there is some problem, it is not able to give you your desired result. Having a good cut ability with the right choice is essential. If your blade is blunt, no way, it will destroy full goal by splintering the board. Constantly try to use a new knife because it is a sensitive tusk, 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."

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

It is best if you follow the speed level of a slide upper than the midpoint. Maximum speed level will bound to lose your controlling capacity and on account of lower speed easily will make splinter under the plywood.

Don’t become fast to play your scroll saw to cut plywood. For incursive motion, it has the possibility to damage cut. You will deviate from the marked line for being extra fast. In case push the machine forward to cut fast blade will be broken with that will occur splintering of plywood. Be cool 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 during cutting the plywood. I have mentioned 3 tricks bellow

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

    Using 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-guard is a handy tool 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. 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.

    Jigsaw Splinter Guide

    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 implement 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 that how to cut plywood with a jigsaw without splintering.

    Author Austin Dean

    Austin R Dean

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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.... Protection Status