No-Snag Cuts in Thin Stock

To avoid either danger, bevel a 10-degree edge on a piece of plywood so it’s tight and flush on the table all along the beveled edge.

ripping laminate on a table saw

When you’re ripping thin sheets of ply-wood or plastic laminate on a table saw, the workpiece can sometimes snag and catch along the lower edge of the metal fence, causing the plywood to kick back or the laminate to shatter. To avoid either danger, bevel a 10-degree edge on a piece of plywood so it’s tight and flush on the table all along the beveled edge. Now you can smoothly cut the thinnest material with no risk of a jam, stall or kickback.

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In this video, Travis shows you how to rip thin material on a table saw.