A WW101 question about minimizing tearout...
On a table saw, should the 'good' side of a board be face up or face down?
Does ripping vs crosscutting matter?
Would I reverse it for a compound miter saw?
ThankX all and have a good holiday,
good side up. some blades will minimize tear-out to an incredible
degree. for example a "double sided Melamine blade". You can minimize
tear out on the bottom side with a zero clearance insert, but for fussy
stuff like 2 side melamine, that's not good enough. then you need the
I cut on my CMS with the good side up. The tear-out is on the bottom,
just like on the table saw.
circular saw - good side DOWN. (think of it this way; the circular saw
is just a small table saw, but upside down.)
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