If it's really lexan, you're fine just using
a sabresaw with a hacksaw blade. If you're
actually cutting lucite, or some other cheap
plastic sheet, then score it and clamp it
between two boards to break it.
Around here there is a franchise called "Industrial plastic and paint"
They're in the phone book and have all types of plastic sheet goods.
Some Home Depots carry it also.
If they aren't there, look in the yellow pages under Plastic, acrylic
I had a bunch of 4' x 8' x 1/4" sheets of GE Lexan and cuts like butter on a
table saw, no special blade required. BTW you could cut it with any kind of
saw for wood or metal.
You can't score and snap it - its unbreakable that way.
Lexan indeed saws very well on a table saw or other power saw,
as long as you don't hesitate, and keep the blade moving. If you
slow down too much, the lexan will melt.
_If_ it's thick enough.
However, at 3/32th of an inch, I'd pay very close attention to the saw
blade and use a blade with as many teeth as possible.
Normally, you want at least two teeth in contact to avoid chatter, which
can lead to splintering or even shattering.
Try using a rip blade (30-ish teeth) on plastic laminate or thin plexi
some time. You'll need hearing protection, and you'll probably chip it
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"Robert11" <> wrote in message > Have some 0.093 Lexan sheet that I want to
cut to size.
I asked the same type of question on a motorcycle newsgroup regarding a tall
windshield that needed cutting down. They all recommended taping (I used
duct tape) on both sides where you want to cut and draw your line on the
tape. Used a sabre saw with the appropriate blade. I was very nervous
about it but it worked like a charm. Just take it slow and easy.
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