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Offline DanMcDan

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Cutting plywood with my 300 Trion
« on: July 18, 2018, 03:18 AM »
Hello, I need to cut two sheets of plywood into tree shapes - trunks and limbs - and both sides will be exposed.  I'm looking for help navigating Festool's pretty confusing selection of blades.  I know I don't want cross-set teeth, but what else?  Which blade?  I'm thinking this one - Festool Item Number 486548 ?  I will be rounding over the edges with a 1/4" router bit as the trees will be touched by lots of little fingers.

I am also open to other suggestions on alternative ways to do this project!

Thanks!

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Offline Sanderxpander

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Re: Cutting plywood with my 300 Trion
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2018, 03:58 AM »
I should think any kind of wood cutting blade would work, especially if you're going to smoothen it later with a router and probably sand a little afterwards.

Offline DanMcDan

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Re: Cutting plywood with my 300 Trion
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2018, 07:17 AM »
Thanks, but I'm wanting to minimize chip out as I want to put the smallest roundover I can on the edges.

Offline waho6o9

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Re: Cutting plywood with my 300 Trion
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2018, 09:43 AM »
http://www.bobmarinosbesttools.com/jigsaw-blade-s-75-25-conically-ground-teeth-for-clean-cuts/p/486963/

"For Softwood, Hardwood, coated chipboard, veneered plywood, soft plastics and acrylic Plexiglas
Clean cuts without splintering"

Watch your feed and speed and you should have good results.

Offline DanMcDan

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Re: Cutting plywood with my 300 Trion
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2018, 09:55 AM »
Thanks!

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Cutting plywood with my 300 Trion
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2018, 10:08 AM »
Assuming that you're using B/C plywood, with the B side better than the C side, I'd suggest that you draw your designs on the C side and cut from the C side to ensure the best possible edge on the B side with as little chip-out or rough edges. 
- Willy -

 "Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up." - Brigham Young

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Cutting plywood with my 300 Trion
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2018, 10:13 AM »
Dan, use paint tape to avoid tear out. Always work  [big grin]
Mario

Offline DanMcDan

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Re: Cutting plywood with my 300 Trion
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2018, 07:27 AM »
Thanks, Everyone!