i use a triple chip style. its a bi metal cutting blade for alluminum
and other non ferous metals. if your lexan is thin say less than an
1/8" you can score with a knife and snap as you would with glass.
On Thu, 22 Jan 2004 20:31:34 GMT, " email@example.com"
I use a Systimatic #1410 plastics/cutoff blade for this - it has 60
teeth, a very low hook angle, every other tooth has a flat top, and
the teeth in between are bevelled on both edges. If you use a
regular combination ATB or similar, your life will occasionally get
very exciting as your plastic parts go airborne.
Never really had the melting problem, maybe that's because I use a
full kerf blade and splitter.
I have cut it with a regular cross cut carbide and like you said chips were
sent in every direction, but for what I needed at the time it worked ok.
Then tried a saber saw and that's when it melted back on to itself.. I will
have to try your method and blade.
"You can lead them to LINUX
but you can't make them THINK"
I have successfully used an Oldham plywood/particleboard blade, and I have a
s****y Crapsman TS. It cut just fine and gave a nice edge without chips
flying every which way.
On 1/26/04 2:48, in article mv4Rb.15154$ firstname.lastname@example.org,
A table saw and the blade depends on how many cuts are required.
A standard wood cutting combination blade will work if you are willing to
take your time.
If you try to push it, the plastic will heat up and give you a crappy cut.
If you have a lot of work to do, get a blade designed to cut plastic
materials. The specs are available from any decent plastics distributor.
BTW, just spent 2 hours this afternoon cutting up a block of UHMWPE to make
Used a 50 tooth combo blade and very slow cuts to get the job done, but it
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I had reason to fit some 1/4 inch polycarbonate
strips into a sharpening center cabinet I'm making.
Cut to width - 10 inch length - with a dozuki saw
and found a) that I'd wandered off the line in places
and b) left a less than perfect surface on the edge.
Used a #5 on the edge and was pleased to find "see
through" curlies AND no tear out (the wonders of no
grain direction to deal with).
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