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How can I cut a rectangle out of a piece of plywood?

I've often done this using a jigsaw, with the bookcase face down, or before assembling it. I assumed you want sharp corners - jigsaws can cut fairly tight turns but not sharp. I wouldn't run the saw ...
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How can I cut a rectangle out of a piece of plywood?

A recently developed tool for oscillating drivers is this tool. I know product recommendations are off topic here, but I couldn't resist passing this info along. It's intended for sheetrock, but ...
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How can I cut a rectangle out of a piece of plywood?

The almost optimum tool for cutting a hole like this is the oscillating type saw. You can get these into a fairly tight spot and with control of the tool you can avoid damage to the wall or power ...
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How can I cut a rectangle out of a piece of plywood?

Best would probably be a router. Using a template to be sure the hole is nice and neat. You can get less expensive small routers (for most intents and purposes) as "laminate trimmers" and &...
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