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    Dec 9, 2003, 7:57 PM - Plexiglass working tips #1

    Hey, anyone here good with workign wth plexiglass, i seem to have major craking problems....does a glass cutter work on this stuff?
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    Dec 9, 2003, 8:10 PM - Re: Plexiglass working tips #2

    Two words...bandsaw.

    Uuh, maybe that's one word


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    Dec 9, 2003, 8:24 PM - Re: Plexiglass working tips #3

    Jigsaw
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    Dec 9, 2003, 8:45 PM - Re: Plexiglass working tips #4

    A jigsaw can vibrate and posibly crack plexi. A bandsaw cuts in a constant downward motion, that doesn't vibrate, or melt edges back together like a cut-off wheel does.
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    Dec 10, 2003, 1:16 AM - Re: Plexiglass working tips #5

    No problems with my 1/4" plexiglass cutting, make sure to use clamps to hold it in place on a work bench. What is very important is when cutting plexiglass make sure cutting line is as close as your working bench as possible, to prevent it from vibrating. Melting is one problem though with a jigsaw. Bandsaw is the best if you can find someone that has one!
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    Dec 10, 2003, 9:12 AM - Re: Plexiglass working tips #6

    hey dwedd could you use a scroll saw for that too??

    thanks
    dan
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    Dec 10, 2003, 9:18 AM - Re: Plexiglass working tips #7

    I never tried a scroll saw, but since they usually have a finer blade, it should work ok. Melting might be an issue though.

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