This may seem a simple question...but I've never done it...
I have some Perspex - about 3mm thick - which I need to cut into several
pieces. It's rectangular and all the pieces will also be rectangular.
What's the best way? Saw? Knife? Score and snap? Never worked with the
Treat it like glass i.e. score carefully and firmly, once, using a straight
edge along the desired cut.
Place on a flat surface with something straight and about 3-5mm high, under
Whilst holding the perspex one one side so it doesn't move, apply firm
downward pressure to the other side.
It should snap along the score line.
I have had to do this many times and with long pieces (e.g. more than 1m
cuts, you carefully 'walk' the snap up the score.
Best of luck.
I usually saw it, although I think you can score and snap. It's a super
material to work with - just be careful not to melt it with friction when
drilling or cutting. You can, in general, treat it like metal as far as
machineing operations are concerned.
If you need to polish the edges, treat it like cellulose paint on a car -
sand with wet or dry used wet and then polish with Brasso.
Chloroform is an excellent solvent.
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Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW 12
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