How to Cut Acrylic Resin How to Cut Acrylic Resin

What You'll Need
Coping Saw
Flat Surface
Pencil

Acrylic resin is a common component for making different things around the house like paper weights and different kinds of containers. The reason behind its popularity is the fact that it looks like glass but is not damaged as easily. Acrylic is also a wonderful medium for artists to work with. However, when it comes to cutting acrylic, you have to be careful about heat as it can invariably melt the material.

Step 1 - Prepare the Acrylic

Place the acrylic resin on a flat surface and secure it with the use of a vice. Using a pencil mark the acrylic resin for the parts that you will be cutting off. Make sure that the sections of the resin that you’ll be removing are positioned off the edges of the table.

Step 2 - Cut the Acrylic

Very carefully cut through the line that you have drawn with the use of a coping saw. Patiently do this until the parts are sawn off and do not crack off the sections of the acrylic. It’s very important for you to use a coping saw and not a circular saw. The latter produces too much heat that can burn the resin.

Step 3 - Polish the Cut Acrylic

To make your work look neater, polish the edges with the use of an emery cloth.

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