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  • Perspex cutting, how do you do it?

  • David Wilde

    Member
    May 26, 2020 at 9:34 am

    As there is a severe lack of clear perspex available I now need to use the substantial amount of off cut I have lying around.

    The problem as always, is how to cut this and be left with a square, clean display edge.

    I’ve used scoring blades, mini saws and hand held circular saws in the past, the result is not good enough to use and have resorted to ordering in pre-cut material which is not an option at the moment. Will presumably need some sort of table saw.

    What does every one else use?

  • Jamie Wood

    Member
    May 26, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Possibly look for someone nearby who has a laser, and see if they could help.

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    May 31, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    I have a friend locally with a large flatbed cnc. probably not cost effective for small jobs so look for someone with a small cnc.

    check youtube to see ‘acrylic edge flame polishing’ tutorials.

  • NeilRoss

    Member
    June 1, 2020 at 11:19 am

    You can also use a router and a straight edge to guide it. That should give you a pretty good edge. Sand and polish the edge if need be, or ideally flame polish the edge. Take extra care at the beginning and end of the cut in case of chipping the corners.

  • David Hammond

    Member
    June 3, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    What size do you need cutting?

    Might have a local contact who could help you out.

  • David Wilde

    Member
    June 4, 2020 at 11:56 am
    quote David Hammond:

    What size do you need cutting?

    Might have a local contact who could help you out.

    I have a few half sheets and such which need cutting to various sizes (A3, A2 etc).

    Hoping to use these up as they are just sat there doing nothing.

  • Michael Cunney

    Member
    June 13, 2020 at 9:11 am

    We’ve got a wall saw for that kind of stuff, takes up zero space and if you’re patient enough you’ll get them for a right steal on eBay.

    Stay away from the manual ones or the zapkut transportable type, absolute waste of time

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