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What to use to cut lucite?

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Hatecc

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I bought some lucite from a home improvement store, and I needed to cut it.

I tried a hacksaw, that didn't seem to be doing much to it at all...
 

stool

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For straight cuts, I use an acryllic cutter, only costs a couple of bucks. For design or circle, I use a dremel. You can also use a jigsaw(variable speed) with a plastic cutting blade.
 

CrashOveride

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stool said:
For straight cuts, I use an acryllic cutter, only costs a couple of bucks. For design or circle, I use a dremel. You can also use a jigsaw(variable speed) with a plastic cutting blade.

lol Same here and it works fine, if i needed a circle to look really nice though i would sand it (with normal papaer) or buff it with the dremel...
 

TyRex

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yeah, the lucite cutting knife gives nice straight cuts, it can get tiring scouring it, but it produces the best straight cuts. I also use a dremel with the dremel router table to make more intricate cuts
 
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Hatecc

Hatecc

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i've got a holw saw for the blowhole.

but i need to make straight cuts to get it to fit in my case window.

this lucite knife, is it a blade that fits in a hacksaw or something?
 

TyRex

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nope, just a sharp rigid knife, you scour the line you want cut mulitple times, then just break along the scour line