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MetalMaxima
03-11-2005, 10:48 AM
Any recommendations for cutting plexiglass? I am thinking that I could use a fine-toothed jigsaw blade, but I still run the risk of chattering...or I coiuld just use a dremel cutting wheel, but that would take hellua long if I went that route.

Any suggestions?

PS...Score and snap doesn't work...this I know from experience :uhoh:

ANeonRider
03-11-2005, 11:04 AM
http://www.thewoodbox.com/data/scrollsaw/scplexglassinfo.htm

Cosmic Charlie
03-12-2005, 09:04 AM
I've had good luck with using a router. CC

AznRevlAzn
03-12-2005, 09:55 AM
you might have to go through multiple saws for the router lol

iamamp3pimp
03-12-2005, 10:18 AM
The biggest problem you have in cutting Plexiglas, is the plastic melting and fusing back together again, two seconds after you cut it



ive had that happen to me before

Neostar63
03-12-2005, 04:05 PM
I have heard that reversing the blade on a circular saw will cut plexi

lsurulzes
03-12-2005, 11:05 PM
I have used a band saw before and that worked really well.

iamamp3pimp
03-13-2005, 12:39 AM
I have heard that reversing the blade on a circular saw will cut plexi


it can also fly off and chop off your arm!

bbb543
03-13-2005, 01:01 AM
i have had good luck with safty scissors

Neostar63
03-13-2005, 03:46 AM
What the hell are you talking about, flying off. If you score the the plexi deep enough you can just crack it. You could also take your plexi to a tru valu or something like that because they will cut plexi for you as long as it is not an odd shape.

Shyne151
03-13-2005, 07:45 PM
I just use a jigsaw and a fine tooth blade.

MetalMaxima
03-14-2005, 06:43 AM
Thanks for the replies, fellas.

I actually wound up using a dremel with a cutting wheel and a sanding drum to cut rectangles for my amp rack with rounded corners...turned out beautifully!