Cutting acrylic plastic requires a fine-tooth handsaw or skill saw, and some cutting may melt the edge of the acrylic as sawing tends to build heat. Sand and refine acrylic plastic after cutting with a fine-tooth saw with instruction from an experienced builder in this free video on carpentry.
Acrylic plastic, useful, sometimes difficult, but we're going to talk about cutting it. I'm Robert Markey and we're going to talk about how to cut acrylic plastic. Basically, the idea is when you cut this you need something pretty fine. We could use a hand saw and we want to use a fine tooth handsaw with that. Basically, it's kind of like cutting wood only it's cutting plastic. The finer the tooth you have the better, the nicer the cut. If we want to use our scroll saw we use the very fine blade. Again. There we have it. Using this tends to melt it a little bit as you can see. If you want to cut it with a skill saw or a table saw, again you want to use the fine tooth blade. When you're done cutting it you usually going to sand, usually get a burr on the bottom of it from the saw blade going through that you're going to have to scrape off. I'm Robert Markey and we've been cutting acrylic plastic.
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