tear out

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The interlocked grain can cause problems with planing, so a cutting angle of 20 degrees is recommended to help reduce the incidence of tear outs.
Irregular grains, curly or wavy grains can have tear outs.
Experts suggest reducing the cutting angle by 15 degrees to prevent tear outs.