Is it safe to cut the phenolic plywood? 13 Aug 2021
Phenolic is a thermoset plastic, so it does not soften or melt like thermoform plastics. This means that it will not deform by cutting and shaping. Most cuts leave a very sharp edge that must be sanded immediately to avoid injury. Phenolic makes fine dust, which can damage your lungs while going inside your body while breathing. So, we would like to advise you to wear a respirator while machining it. It is not necessary to tape on its cut line like other types of cabinet-grade plywood before cutting.