How to cut masonite paneling?

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How to cut masonite paneling?

Trying to cut masonite paneling in 2x2 squares. Do not have a table saw and afraid masonite will rip or chip. Any suggestions on how to do this?
 
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Use a circular saw with a fine-toothed blade. You will need a dust mask.
 
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buy 2'x2' "handy panels " or have the lumberyard cut it for you
 
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Fine toothed blade; cut from back side; use a clamped straight edge;set saw only slightly deeper than cut to be made.
 
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You could also finish the edge with a router for a smooth finish.
 
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cutting masonite panels

use a very fine blade in a jig saw. set up some sort of straight edge that is clamped to the masonite and use it as a fence to guide the jig saw. Putting some masking tape on both sides of where you want to cut may minimize tear out... as will using a utility knife to score the cut lines.
 
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