Tear Out-Saving Tape

Greatly reduce tear out from a jigsaw cut by simply using tape.

Tear Out Saving Tape

Cutting with a jigsaw causes nasty tear out in plywood. To limit tear out when cutting out small shapes, I cover the whole work surface with masking tape and draw the shape onto the masking tape before cutting. Nothing eliminates tear out altogether, but this greatly reduces it.

Here’s how to avoid tear out with a hole saw.

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