How to Break Down Plywood With a Track Saw
Follow this step-by-step sequence for cutting sheet goods to accurate sizes, all without a tablesaw.
When I got my first track saw years ago, it was an absolute game changer for my trim carpentry work. No more trying to shove full sheets of plywood through a small job-site tablesaw. But for those first few years, I was really only using the track saw to break down sheets of plywood into their rough parts, which I would then run through the tablesaw for final sizing. I didn’t have confidence in my ability to get consistently sized parts, say for building a bank of cabinets, without the aid of a fence. But as I’ve refined my techniques, I now feel comfortable processing a stack of plywood into a variety of consistently sized parts and pieces, all without a tablesaw. Check out the video and the full article in Fine Homebuilding issue #276, “All You Need is a Track Saw.”
Web producer’s note: This video is from our sister-publication Fine Homebuilding. When I see a great video I can shamelessly steal, I steal it. -Ben