Things You'll Need
Cutting with a utility knife or handsaw will result in a jagged edge. A circular saw blade with approximately 100 teeth works well for pegboard. A crosscut table saw blade has 60 or 80 teeth and will make a smooth cut. A jigsaw blade with 10 or 12 teeth per inch is suitable for cutting pegboard.
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Pegboards make a wonderful wall storage area for the garage. Adding hooks to the pegboard will keep tools within reach, and commonly used tools can be stored there permanently. Pegboards make a great addition for a child's room or playroom. Use hooks for hanging clothes or toy bags. You can purchase pegboards in colors as well as a natural wood finish. With the proper blade for cutting pegboard, your edges will be clean and smooth.
Measure and mark the pegboard for the correct length and width.
Lay the pegboard on a workbench or other suitable area for cutting.
Select the proper size blade for the saw. Blades need many fine teeth to make a clean cut through the pegboard.
Cut the pegboard, following your measurement marks, using a circular saw, jigsaw or table saw.
Emma Lee owns a photography website and also works as a freelance writer specializing in home improvement, animals and photography. Her work can be found on various websites. Lee attended Charles County Community College located in Maryland.