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Cutting acrylic sheet to size

michael_cc
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Cutting acrylic sheet to size

I have a 600x600mm piece of 3mm thick acrylic sheet and I would like to cut it to a 550x550mm sized piece for a personal project. Does Bunnings have a service to do such a cut for me? If so how much do you charge?

 

Thanks,

Michael

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Cutting acrylic sheet to size

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community Michael (@michael_cc). It's fabulous to have you join us and many thanks for your question.

 

Unfortunately, we do not offer a cutting service for the acrylic sheet. 

 

To cut the sheet yourself, you can use a jigsaw and fine-toothed blade. Alternatively, you can use a score and snap knife. Mark the line you wish to cut and then clamp a piece of timber as a guide on it. Cut a narrow groove in the sheeting with the knife by running it against the timber. Place the sheet over a hard edge with the groove-side up. Clamp the sheet in place and then snap the sheet at the groove.

 

Please let me know if you need further help or had questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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Prof
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Re: Cutting acrylic sheet to size

Michael,

 

Simplest way is to take it to a Plastic Fabrication Co...Or a Sign Manufacturer  They will cut it to size for a couple of bucks !

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michael_cc
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Re: Cutting acrylic sheet to size

Hi Mitchell, thanks for the tips and links! Cheers, Michael 

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michael_cc
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Re: Cutting acrylic sheet to size

Thanks Prof. I’ll look into it! Cheers, Michael 

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Morzee
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Re: Cutting acrylic sheet to size

Just thought I'd throw this in...

If your in WA.....?

I own a co2 laser cutter for any future projects to cut...

 

1300 x 900 work bench..

 

Can cut any detail or shape you like...

 

Cheers

 

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: Cutting acrylic sheet to size

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @Morzee. It's fantastic to have you join us, and many thanks for the offer of assistance.

 

I trust having a laser cutter must open up a world of possibilities for making intricate cuts on various mediums. 

 

We would look forward to seeing any projects around your home or garden that you have made with your laser cutter and would encourage you to let us know if you ever need assistance or have something to share. I'm sure you'll find loads of inspiration within the community as our clever and creative members contribute their projects here all the time.

 

Mitchell

 

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