Cut Plywood With Ease

Breaking down sheets of plywood with a circular saw is always a challenge. I usually end up laying the plywood on supports on the floor and then crawling around to make the cut. But a couple of simple modifications to a set of sawhorses can make this task a lot easier.

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An L-shaped bracket screwed to the side of each sawhorse, like you see in the drawing above, makes the task of cutting sheet goods easy. The brackets hold the plywood in place so they can easily be cut down to a manageable size. And because the plywood is held vertically, you won’t need to stretch a lot to make the cut across the sheet.

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These brackets also become useful when it comes time to spray a coat of paint or finish on a project. Just place an old piece of plywood as a backer board behind the project. Then you can apply the finish without the worry of covering everything behind with overspray.

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