How to Prevent Plywood from Sagging on Sawhorses

When you try to cut a sheet of plywood that’s on top of two sawhorses, have you ever noticed that it sags in the middle?

This is a common problem, but I’ve got the Simple Solution!

First, cut two notches in two separate sawhorses. Make the notches about an inch-and-a-half wide and an inch-and-a-half deep.

Then, take two 2-by-4 boards as support, line them up with the notches, and insert them into the notches.

There’s no need to screw the boards into the sawhorses. The 2-by-4s should lock right into place between the two sawhorses and you don’t have to worry about them sliding out of the way.

When you lay your plywood on top of the sawhorses, the entire sheet is completely supported across its length and width.

Now you can make safe, even cuts because everything is perfectly level! And you won’t have to worry about the saw blade kicking back at you from an unleveled surface area.

With this solution, you’ll never have to worry about making uneven cuts while working with a sheet of plywood again.

Watch the video above for more information!

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  1. Love, love, love Joe’s tips. Don’t know if they’re all his ideas, but they’re SO logical & make intimidating projects more approachable.
    Thanks Joe !


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