7 1/4" saw blade
If I am just cutting the plywood down to a close size, and intend to finish
cut it with the table saw, most any carbide tipped 20 - 26 tooth blade does
the job. If (for a reason I could not fathom) I needed to make the finish
cut with my circular saw, a 40+ tooth blade would be my choice.
BTW Bosch makes a real nice set of blades for the circular saw.
The Ridge Carbide TS 2000 or the Forrest Woodworker ll work equally well.
Unless you plan on having exposed ends on the plywood (I can't imagine
why.), a circular saw with a 40+ tooth carbide blade along with a straight
edge to guide the saw, will do fine.
You could also make a zero clerance foot for the circulair saw for a very
Definitely get carbide teeth - amazing difference compared to plain
More teeth = smoother finish.
I'd look for a 40tooth "finishing" blade by Freud - they make some good
stuff for good prices and are often available in the big-box stores. I
have a 24tooth Freud Diablo blade (<$10) in my handheld circ saw, and
I've had very good results cutting 3/4" birch ply, and almost anything
Of course, if you want the best, here's a 7 1/4" 60t Forrest for only
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I've used the Freud Diablo blade on my skil-saw type device, and been very
happy with the results. That was with 3/4" plywood, making a
workbench/shelf. Not sure how well it will do with 1/4"; I picture a lot
more vibration and possibly more splintering. I didn't feel the need to
dress the edges of the workbench after cutting it.
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