Cut hard plastic, including Plexiglas, with a table saw using a properly selected and adjusted blade. Because plastics do not dissipate heat like metals, cut them slowly to prevent thermal stress. The time to complete the project depends on the number of cuts and the complexity of the design.Continue Reading
Carbide-tipped blades stay sharp longer than an ordinary circular saw blade. When cutting plastic, select the largest blade possible for use with the saw. Look for a blade with a minimum of 60 teeth in a triple-chip tooth design. Choose a blade with a width that is greater than its body.
Minimize chipping of the hard plastic by setting the blade to a depth that is 1/2 inch greater than the thickness of the material you plan to cut. When cutting thinner materials with a table saw, stack two or more layers before cutting. Clamp the stack to prevent the layers from slipping as you cut.
Move the material through the saw at a steady rate of 3 to 4 feet per second. The feed rate should be slow enough that the saw cuts freely without slowing down the motor due to overloading. Use compressed air or liquid to help dissipate heat and prevent stress fractures.
Some tips for using a reciprocating saw include wearing protective eyewear and gloves, using the correct blade for the job and rocking the blade slowly to cut through an object more quickly. Brace your body on something firm such as a wall, table or ladder to avoid injury when the saw finishes the cut.Full Answer >
When comparing wet saws, it's important to note each saw's water source, blade type, blade capacity, blade power and overload protection. Other features that can be compared include a saw's drain, laser guide, lock-on switch and specialty attachments.Full Answer >
Sharpen scissors by running the blade against the coarse side of a bench stone before using the fine side of the bench stone or sandpaper to complete the process. You need a bench stone and sandpaper. Most scissors can be sharpened in less than 10 minutes.Full Answer >
To replace a blade on a Delta miter saw, unscrew the guards from the saw and then use a wrench to unscrew the bolt holding the blade while holding the bolt in place on the other side with an Allen wrench. Remove the old blade and screw in the bolt around the new blade.Full Answer >