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Posted on "Factory" edge on plywood: True and square? Or not?

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#1 posted 03-30-2018 06:51 PM

Well I’ll not speak for Loren as I know he’s perfectly capable of that himself. But I will say he’s always given sound advice and has always been cordial. I think he knows his stuff and has exhibited it here from time to time. That is good enough for me.

As to the idea of removing the factory edge on sheet goods – I do it too. As has been mentioned, wood is too valuable to waste and relying on a factory cut edge from China isn’t where I’d lay my trust. Sheet goods, even premium sheet goods, are mass produced, mishandled and not stored properly. If there’s going to be an issue with sheet goods, it will more than likely be at the edge where moisture and the aforementioned will effect it. So I make my cut to provide a clean, fuzz-free edge which I know to be true, and use that as reference moving forward with a project.

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