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OT - Cutting acrylic

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Jollytrapshooter, May 1, 2009.

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  1. Jollytrapshooter

    Jollytrapshooter Member

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    As long as the protective plastic is still on it, a table saw works best. Simply set up the fence and run it through. As far as drilling holes on the edge, depending on size of the piece, a mill would be the preferred method, but not many people just have a mill sitting in their garage. So, next best would be a drill press with a nice sharp bit, and make sure it's held down well or the bit will want to suck it up when it breaks through the other side. Hope this helps, Josh.
     
  2. PerazziBigBore

    PerazziBigBore TS Member

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    Use the finest blade you can get.. The more teeth.. the smoother the cut..
     
  3. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    drill a small hole and progress up in small steps.
     
  4. len loma

    len loma TS Member

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    I use a straight edge and razor knife and snap it perfectly. Don't cut yourself and score plastic several times as deep as you can. Lay against a nice sharp edge and snap like you do dry wall. Works for me.
     
  5. Damifino

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    My dad used to put a drop of vinegar on acrylic when he was (drill press) drilling it. I can't say if it is a wive's-tale or has any scientific basis; but it is cheap enough to try a hole or two to see.
     
  6. bocephus

    bocephus Member

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    So why did doggai delete his posts? He comes here and asks a question and receives answers then screws up the thread. Maybe others might like to know also.

    I still think we should not be able to delete posts, we should have an hour to edit and after that we live with what we post.
     
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