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.