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    whats the best and easiest thing for cutting plexiglass?

    "Everything Happens for a Reason"
    Craftsman 18in. 21609

  • #2
    Im not sure what is the best/ easiest way, but what works well for me is using a Flying D. polar blade, and I run the saw just over half full speed.Always use packing tape, or some other sort of tape on it, both for protection you dont scratch it, and for blade lubrication. dale
    Dale w/ yella saws


    • #3
      I support what luckyscroller says, but just to add some of what works for me is to use the standard type blade (no reverse teeth). The std. blade I use is about 12 tpi. I cut a lot of 1/16 plastic. This blade, coupled with the clear packaging tape and 1/2 full speed works for me.

      Scrolling satisfies the passion for intricate creativity. My saw is an Excalibur EX21.


      • #4
        Same here - I just cut it whith what ever saw I am near at the time --I have even cut it with my band saw- just be sure to keep the piece covered to keep the scratches to a minium.


        • #5
          kewl, thank you all for the info :-)
          "Everything Happens for a Reason"
          Craftsman 18in. 21609


          • #6
            I am assuming that when you say "plexiglass" you are talking about acrylic panels. They are different names for the same thing, but I tend to think of plexiglass as the brittle, clear stuff that I use for model airplane stands. I cut the dragons (red and green) from acrylic with a #2/0 spiral from Olson. Most any blade used for fret work will do for acrylic. I have cut both 1/8" and 1/4" just fine with the spirals.
            Old Mooner


            • #7
              yup thast what i meant :-)
              thank you for the info :-)

              "Everything Happens for a Reason"
              Craftsman 18in. 21609



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