Page 1 of 2 - Ripping plywood on a smaller portable table saw - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: I have been toying with the idea of building an equatorial platform for my dob for a few months and have been doing a lot of research on the subject. Finally, the DEWALT DWE7491RS Job Site Table Saw comes with a decent rack and pinion telescoping rail system as well as a blade guard dust collection system as a couple of cherries on top. Thanks. and 1-1/2-in. And although the two may not seem like a good match, the table saw is always my first choice when the task is breaking down full sheets of plywood into accurately sized panels for a project. plywood with notches to fit 1/4-in., 1/2-in., 3/4-in. Even better, this table saw allows you to make some of the thinnest rip cuts too– something that even some of the cabinet table saws struggle with. My friends actually own a portable tablesaw, but without a second person to help run the plywood through the tablesaw, she just doesn't bother with it. I can’t imagine working without either. For ripping plywood sheets, I use my circular saw with my Kreg Rip Cut guide. Just wondering if anyone has come up with any jigs or straightedges to use to rip with a circular saw. The notches help hold the board tight to the saw table, and the top handle slides along the top of your fence. For table and miter saws, invest in an 80 TPI plywood blade, one designed for cross (miter saw) or rip (table saw) cuts. My saw has a rip capacity of only about 32” so in some cases, i’m having to cut “on the wrong side of the blade”. Buying a blade with 80 TPI plywood blades is of a great deal as they are the best. The range is from a low of about 10 in. But when it comes to making a length-wise rip cut in wood, a table saw is the only tool that can do it accurately while producing cuts that look like factory edges. Manual circular saws, miter saws, hand saws, and reciprocating saws all have their place and can produce an amazingly wide variety of cuts. taller than the height of your fence. I am pretty new to woodworking and currently do not have a table saw. Depending on your saw capacity, the size you need, and if the sides of the sheet are already perfectly parallel, you can use the rip fence on the waste side and have your off cut be the finished piece. If you think you’ll use your table saw to rip plywood for shelves or cabinets, check out the maximum ripping width. It's almost impossible to run a full sheet of 3/4 ply through a table saw by yourself. Just wondering if anyone has any good tips for ripping sheets of plywood. Make the notched plywood 11/16 in. The table saw and plywood are certainly two of the most important woodworking innovations of all time. For example, you have a 4x8 sheet of plywood and need a 36in wide piece but your rip … To get a clean and smooth cut from a table saw, you need to invest in the right blade, the one with a high tooth count. When ripping a large sheet of plywood (Image 1) on a table saw, use an outfeed table (Image 2) or roller stand to support the board as it comes off the saw. The following are tips on how to cut plywood with a table saw-Choose the right type of saw blade. That isn’t such a horrible thing i guess but the real issue is that i’m having a tough time feeding the plywood and keeping it tight against the fence at the same time. For circular saws, grab a $15-20 carbide tip blade designed for plywood. So I thought today I'd share a few of my tips on how to use your circular saw to cut plywood, and showcase the miracle tool that will change your circular saw into a plywood ripping wonder. 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