how hard is Acrylic to cut?

Yes it is nice to be able to put your projects INSIDE something isn't it? You know, to hold everything together so it doesn't flop around? Discuss the techniques here!

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how hard is Acrylic to cut?

Post by MESAJARJARBINKS » Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:54 am

Could i cut it with an X-acto knife?
I mean i already know of some plastic i could use but if i could use acrylic in the same way then....
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Post by gamekid512 » Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:35 pm

depends how thick it is.....if it is a thick board, NO WAY!!! Tried it for 5 minutes and didnt get anywhere. If its thin maybe, but do u have a dremel tool or something?
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Post by Skyone » Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:58 pm

Try using a jigsaw.

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Post by typamc95 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:55 am

I using my trusty saw and drill...

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Post by Indigno » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:12 am

typamc95 wrote:I using my trusty saw and drill...
Well, if it's thick, good luck O.o

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Post by EnterTheHatrix » Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:08 am

I used Dremel to do a rough cut and then a bench grinder to get a smooth edge and shape. Saws were useless and Jigsaws chipped it (depends on the blade you use of course)
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Post by Life of Brian » Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:08 pm

Yup - dremel and sand is my method.
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Post by ShockSlayer » Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:09 pm

Hack saw jig saw bench saw saw saw saw saw. Thats my method.
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