Cutting Plexiglass

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Old 09-28-01, 08:45 AM
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What is the best tool to cut plexiglass. The tools I have are a Dremel, Chainsaw, Jig saw, circular saw. Allsaw. Which tool and what kind of blade? I tried the Dremel on a sample did not seem to cut very well very ragged. Trying to rip some panels for the Green House.
 
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Old 09-30-01, 02:31 AM
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marquest,
Out of your tool choices about the only one worth trying is the jigsaw,with a metal cutting blade. The finer the teeth the better. It will almost melt as opposed to cutting the plastic. One other method I've tried wih fair success is multiple scoring using a utility blade and straight edge.
The more scoring the better for a good clean cut line.
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Old 10-05-01, 09:51 PM
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those spiral saws really do a great job on plastic.. use the carbide bit though, at least I have found that to work great on polyproplyene and PETG which is somewhat similar to acrylic. other wise a hollow ground jig saw blade leaves no (little) melted edges. They are usually polished and 'shiny' compared to the regular blades. If you can back it with scrap wood may help also..
 
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