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    How do I cut plexiglass?

    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



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    Re: How do I cut plexiglass?

    I've had good luck with using a router. CC




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    Re: How do I cut plexiglass?

    you might have to go through multiple saws for the router lol




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    Re: How do I cut plexiglass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thewoodbox.com
    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




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    Re: How do I cut plexiglass?

    I have heard that reversing the blade on a circular saw will cut plexi




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    Re: How do I cut plexiglass?

    I have used a band saw before and that worked really well.




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    Re: How do I cut plexiglass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neostar63
    I have heard that reversing the blade on a circular saw will cut plexi

    it can also fly off and chop off your arm!




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    Re: How do I cut plexiglass?

    i have had good luck with safty scissors




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    Re: How do I cut plexiglass?

    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.




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    Re: How do I cut plexiglass?

    I just use a jigsaw and a fine tooth blade.





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    Re: How do I cut plexiglass?

    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!



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