What Are Some Different Ways to Cut Plexiglass?


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Thin sheets of Plexiglas can be cut using a glass cutter, while thicker sheets may be cut with power tools, such as a table, circular saw or band saw. Power tools are also necessary when cutting Plexiglas in shapes that are more complex.

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Plexiglas can be cut along straight lines without using power tools by putting the glass on a flat surface and scoring it with a glass cutter 10 times. Placing the scored section over the edge of a work surface makes it possible break it along the line. Electrical plastic cutting tools are suitable for cutting extremely thin Plexiglas. If using power tools, the blade must have a fine edge or smaller, closer teeth to lessen the friction that can cause chipping.

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