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Best tool for cutting perspex?

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Best tool for cutting perspex?

what is the best tool to cut perspex?

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Re: perspex

Great to see you make your first post @Vadar. Can I ask what you are using the perspex for? It might help community members suggest the best tool for the job.

 

Let me also extend a very warm welcome to the Workshop community. We're pleased you could join us. Feel free to post anytime you need a hand or have a new project to share. I'm sure members will be more than happy to assist and provide information and inspiration for your projects. And please let me know if you ever need help getting the most from the site. 

 

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Re: perspex

If your talking flat sheets with straight cuts I would saw table saw followed by circular saw, jigsaw, bandsaw and multitool.

Curves I would think bandsaw, jigsaw or scroll saw would work.

For roofing profiles I have always used a circular saw.

Fine blades work best I have found.

Up cut bits in my router table have been used to cut slots and I will be making some acrylic tool box hold downs which will have a lip cut with a down cup bit.

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Re: perspex

If you're using a circular saw to cut perspex, then you need to use a very fine toothed blade..otherwise it will crack..

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