How to Cut Plexiglass

How to Cut Plexiglass

Polymershapes are the top plastic distributors and suppliers of plexiglass, and other types of polymethyl methacrylate acrylic glass sheets. Acrylic plexiglass is preferred as an alternative over using glass because it is extremely tough and much more resistant to breaking than traditional glass. Plexiglass can be cut for your application. Plexiglass can be cut with the typical tools that are found in a woodworking studio.

If you are looking for tips for How to Cut Plexiglass, we can offer some quick tips. Plexiglass is sold with a paper covering to protect it from scratching, as it does scratch rather easily. The paper can serve as a protective layer of sorts when cutting with woodworking tools. Ensure that the plexiglass is laying on a stable, flat surface with its weight supported. Use a yardstick to measure, rather than a metal measuring tool, to prevent any scratches. You can mark the protective paper covering the plexiglass with the place that you would like to cut. Use a glass cutter, or the dull end of a box cutter to begin to score the line that you want to cut. You will need to score each line several times, and the deeper the score, the better the easier it will be to break off the piece. Using a similar method, you can use a circular blade saw  with high speed steel blades, to cut the plexiglass sheet.

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